According to a tweet by EA late Tuesday evening, Star Wars: Battlefront will be officially released during the 2015 Holiday Season. No official date is currently set, but gamers should expect information to be released soon. Dice, the developers behind Battlefield series, confirmed that Battlefront will be a first person shooter and that the next Battlefield will be released in 2016.
May the Force be with you: Star Wars Battlefront will release for Holiday 2015.
— Electronic Arts (@EA) October 28, 2014
Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen stated on a conference call, “This provides us with a major first-person shooter title each year and allows us to focus on still increasing earnings progression in the coming years. This also allows our Battlefield titles to enjoy the long life we have seen historically through our core gameplay and extended services.”
In the same call, Andrew Wilson, CEO of EA, described the growing relationship between EA and Star Wars‘ parent Company, Disney. “If you go back to the original announcement when we struck the deal with Disney, it’s clearly a multi-year franchise. Disney is looking for us to help support the broad effort of bringing back the Star Wars franchise, and it’s across mobile, social, tablets, online, consoles, across all venues. So you can imagine that we’re going to look for many ways to leverage the franchise and help that franchise grow over time.”
Earlier this year at E3, EA confirmed that Hoth, and other familiar locations in the Star Wars universe will be playable areas.
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