EA E3 2018: Star Wars: Battlefront II

06/09/2018 - 15:48 | By: Richard Costa

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.

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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.

If you want to know more about this and other announcements happening at E3 then be sure to check out our E3 2018 Coverage Hub


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