Dennis Brännvall of EA DICE joined the EA E3 stage and started by saying about the Star Wars: Battlefront II release last year: “clearly we didn’t get it quite right.” The team decided to take a step back and “make sure that we’re delivering the game that players really wanted”. They started by completely overhauling the progression system, and added a bunch of character cosmetics for players to collect. From there, they added a new hunt mode, inspired by Battlefield: Ewok Hunt.

The game is also currently on Han Solo Season, concurrently with the new tie-in film. It’s headlined by the planet Kessel, a really dangerous setting, and features the return of Extraction mode. A new squad system will be introduced this Summer, allowing better teaming-up of players with friends. There is also a new Starfighter mode, focused on fighting with hero ships. Looking ahead, they will be delivering a new large scale multiplayer sandbox experience focused around capturing command posts and attacking and taking out capital ships.

Finally, he announced that this year “Battlefront will be going deep into the Clone Wars.” New heroes and villains include General Grievious, Obi-Wan, Dooku, Anakin Skywalker, and Jedi Master Obi Wan Kenobi. Dennis concluded by saying he really believes the game has a bright future.

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Richard Costa

Staff Writer

Ape meets keyboard. Hack for hire, recovering academic and RPG enthusiast who started gaming on MSX in the late 80s, then witnessed the glorious 90s on PC.