EA Teases Possible Star Wars: Battlefront ReturnLuke Brown |
EA hasn't made any formal announcements about its plans for the 'Star Wars' license, but the publisher has hinted one of the biggest franchises in the brand's history may return soon.
The Star Wars: Battlefront series was both a fan-favorite and critically acclaimed. One wouldn't necessarily think the most popular Star Wars game would be a squad-based competitive shooter, but there was something magical about Battlefront's execution that keep players coming back for more. It looks like EA is well aware of the popularity of Battlefront, and may be bringing it back under the guidance of its DICE or Visceral studios.
Speaking at the Stifel 2013 Technology Conference, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen hinted at the game's revival. "The opportunity to do a new Battlefront, for example, which is one of the very popular Star Wars games, or some of the other traditional games that were made, is very exciting," Jorgensen said, according to Gamespot. Last year, assets for a canceled Battlefront sequel were discovered, and gamers around the world cried out in terror. It looks like those hopes may not be as dashed as originally believed.
The other good news Jorgensen delivered was EA won't be abandoning the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 any time soon. In addition to creating new next-gen experiences, EA will continue to support the current generation through 2017. That's at least four more years from one of the biggest third-party publishers before you'll be forced to look elsewhere for its games.
What do you hope to see from a new Battlefront game?