Star Wars Battlefront 2 Confirmed Alongside Many Others

While some may be excited for these annual instalments, others are remaining wisely guarded. There’s the worry that EA might jump ship on quality in order to shove these releases down the production line quicker, and it’s a worry that’s not unfounded in the current climate of unfinished game development and… well.. EA. 

In an earnings call today, EA’s chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen announced the company’s plans to release a sequel to the well selling but critically mixed Star Wars Battlefront released late last year.

It looks like EA’s not going to let bagging that Star Wars name from LucasArts in 2013 go to waste. Their next instalment in the franchise will hit stores in 2017, and in the same announcement today Jorgensen revealed that the company intend to release a new Star Wars Battlefront game annually for around 3-4 years.

Speaking specifically about the 2017 sequel, Jorgensen explained that “next year we’ll see Star Wars Battlefront back with bigger and better worlds, because we now have the new movies to work off”. The first game was created with only the original Star Wars trilogy to look to, however these ‘new movies’ will see a substantial amount of new content for developers to work with.

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Jorgensen was also able to confirm two other Star Wars games in the pipeline – an action title from Visceral and Motive, as well as another third person development from the studios of Titanfall. 

There comes a difficulty with holding the rights to big name franchises such as this however. EA likely don’t know how long they’re going to hold onto the documents for, and so may rush to ship their yearly releases while the name’s still good. While some may be excited for these annual instalments, others are remaining wisely guarded. There’s the worry that EA might jump ship on quality in order to shove these releases down the production line quicker, and it’s a worry that’s not unfounded in the current climate of unfinished game development and… well.. EA.

@MusingsTwit

 

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