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Star Wars Battlefront will be EA's "major" shooter of next year, out by Christmas 2015

Star Wars Battlefront

Thank goodness for the insatiable inquisitiveness of shareholders. It’s them we have to thank for any news at all on DICE’s reboot of Star Wars Battlefront. EA see the competitive Lucas shooter as their big FPS of next year - but it’s been pushed back from a tentative summer release spot to Christmas 2015.

EA pitched Battlefront as 2015’s “major first-person shooter” in an investor call last night - though it won’t arrive until the tail end of the year. The timing makes a certain amount of sense: JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII is penciled in for December 18.

Battlefront fits into a far-reaching schedule of DICE-related shooters that will take us right up till the end of 2016. EA have mapped out a new Battlefield Hardline release date for March, and we can expect another Battlefield between October and December 2016.

It all looks pretty hectic from here - but an apologetic Andrew Wilson seemed to think the proposed timeline was a bit sluggish.

“We want to give Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline players more time to enjoy these games and immerse themselves in a game, the live service, and the community,” the CEO explained.

“As a result of the extended services and content updates that we provide, it's clear that players want to experience the games we're delivering for longer periods of time,” Wilson went on. “Looking into next year, we will ensure that our players have enough time between releases to fully explore the depth and innovation in our shooter titles.”

Wilson reckons Battlefield 4 has managed to hold the attention of existing players and attract a new set of fans in recent months. Does that reflect your experience with the game?

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Ocid Avatar
3 Years ago

I feel a sick day coming but no BF4 still doesn't do it for me even with the recent changes.

Not exactly sure what the issue is with it I seemed to be one of the few that liked the Hardline beta. Gave BF4 a shot when I saw it for a tenner and just don't like it. Went back to BF3 and everything is still good.

RavenHawk Avatar
3 Years ago

Unfortunately Battlefield 4 was my last game of the franchise. Not going to buy into it any further.

I'm wary of Battlefront and already have very low expectations for it. That being said, I'm going to wait a long time after its release before I decide to buy it, and only if what I see in thorough reviews impresses me.

xXThaKangXx Avatar
3 Years ago

I was so excited for this game, until I found out it will be in Frostbite engine, EA's own version of Jenga, remove one brick, and the whole thing will collapse.

El Burrito Avatar
3 Years ago

I just can't comprehend why they insist on pumping out so many Battlefield games. Why can they not just stick with one version for a while longer and keep improving it. I just bought BF4 but I prefer BF3. And if I ever want to play BF2 or BF2142 now I basically can't.