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If you’re hoping that EA and DICE will be adding more new maps like the Jakku map from the new Star Wars movies, you may be left disappointed. In a response on Twitter, the official Star Wars: Battlefront Twitter account responded to a user’s question whether content derived from episode 7 will make its way to Battlefront, with EA responding that they’re focussing on the original trilogy for this release. The implication here seems to be that, even though they are not planning on adding new locales from the new movies, they may be coming to the franchise in a later installment.

Adding in new planets, vehicles and heroes from the new movies seem like a more than logical next step for EA’s Star Wars: Battlefront, so this may be coming as a bit of a surprise. One can imagine that developing DLC that would allow players to visit the new locales would be a smart business decision, especially since The Force Awakens is breaking all kinds of theatrical records at the moment and Star Wars being more relevant than it has been in a decade. This also means that Star Wars: Battlefront won’t be including the Clone Wars in this release, which would have been a perfect addition to the game.

Star Wars: Battlefront got released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One last month to lukewarm reviews, with critics praising the game’s visuals and noting the game’s lack of content, a singleplayer campaign and depth. We did a review on this as well, you can check that one out by going here.

And as if that wasn’t already enough, EA has said nothing of organizing a special event to commemorate the Star Wars equivalent to Christmas called ‘Life Day’, which was the major focus of the notorious Christmas special that many a fan has attempted to banish from their memories.

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  • Robert Grosso

    What this does imply is a future game is coming…which I guess we knew already.

  • BurntToShreds

    Regarding the Clone Wars: While the Clone Army is pretty cool, the only awesome stuff on the Droid side are the Droideka and Super Battle Droids. Who the hell would want to play as those twiggy-ass Battle Droids vs badass Clone troopers?

  • Nami

    Good, there are plenty of planets (and scenes) they haven’t added yet from the original trilogy to explore. Not to mention heroes, more hero modes, and hopefully the edition of mounts in certain battles (like tontons on hoth).

  • SevTheBear

    Yeah I’m pretty sure a BF2 was mention not to long ago.

  • SevTheBear

    The player base is under what Battlefield 4 has atm… a game that is now close to be 2 years old. This game ain’t gonna live long that’s for sure

  • Reptile

    Well they are skinnier so they are harder to hit.

  • Reptile

    They could focus on a game that works. Specially the matchmaking.