Remember back when the majority of staffers from the now stagnant LucasArts were laid off and it looked grim for the future of Star Wars video games? That was then, this is now — and Star Wars Battlefront was just the tip of the massive iceberg. EA Games revealed an ambitious plan for a number of games from a galaxy far, far away that will drop in the years ahead.
By the end of this year, the brand promises three more digital expansions called Star Wars Battlefront Bespin, Battlefront Death Star, and one mystery pack. In addition, DICE is developing a Battlefront VR mission for PlayStation VR with Criterion. Also coming in 2016 are Star Wars: Galaxy Heroes, a mobile game featuring iconic characters and locations, as well as additional features. Meanwhile, Star Wars: The Old Republic will add new gaming features throughout the year in celebration of its fifth anniversary.
EA Games teased “a new installment of Star Wars Battlefront” for 2017. While the powers that be didn’t get into specifics, Jade Raymond, group general manager of Motive Studios and Visceral Games, stated, “We have started development of this game by listening to all of the feedback we received, while also innovating in new areas I think you’re all going to be excited about.”
2018, the same year of the Han Solo anthology film from Chris Miller and Phil Lord, Visceral Games will have debuted “a new action-adventure game” that will feature “an original, authentic narrative in the Star Wars universe.” Beyond that, Respawn Entertainment is working on what Raymond describes as a “third-person action-adventure game, one that features a different style of gameplay and takes place in a different timeline we have yet to explore with our EA Star Wars titles.”
Watch a teaser video accompanying the Star Wars announcements below.
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