The Star Wars Celebration was held in Orlando, FL this past weekend. They made several announcements including showing off a new trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. They also showed off details about the upcoming release Star Wars: Battlefront II.
The Official Reveal Trailer
One of the biggest complains levied against Star Wars: Battlefront was that it was an online only experience and didn’t have any sort of a single player campaign. The series has always been about interesting characters going on wild adventures so it was definitely odd that the first major Star Wars games in years was just a series of multiplayer arenas.
All of that is being fixed in the sequel. Star Wars: Battlefront II will have a campaign that is being written by Walt Williams (Spec Ops: The Line) and Mitch Dyer (a former games journalist from IGN). The story will mark a significant change from previous Star Wars games. This is because players will take on the role of a tie fighter pilot immediately following the events of the Battle of Endor at the end of Return of the Jedi.
Multiplayer Across All Eras
EA also announced that the multiplayer scenarios in the game will span all of the different movies. This is pretty exciting because the last Battlefront game focused almost entirely on the original trilogy. I know that most people are less than enthusiastic about the original trilogy, but there were a number of very cool environments and battles that would make great maps. I can’t wait to see what they come up with.
It also sounds as though EA will be ditching the season pass strategy that they employed in the first game. This hasn’t been confirmed, but EA officials have been quoted as saying that they don’t want to splinter their community the way that they did before. Instead, it appears that they might be following the lead of games like Overwatch that deliver all of their extra content at no additional charge.
The Release Date!
Star Wars: Battlefront II will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 17th, 2017.