EA Planning ‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ Sequels

By November 20, 2015
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When I saw that the EA/Dice was behind Star Wars Battlefront I was over the moon. Why? What Dice did with Battlefield is amazing. The detail, the depth of play and, unlike Call of Duty, a freedom of play that allows a player to experience the field of battle in a whole new way.

The future of Battlefront seems pretty much cemented and EA CFO Blake Jorgenson said as much this week at the UBS Global Technology Conference in San Francisco (via SCREEN RANT ):

“It’s a big effort for us, and I don’t think there’s a human being in the world who hasn’t heard of the Star Wars movie coming. And so, [it’s a] great opportunity. We struck a licensing deal with Disney a few years back that’s almost ten years in length. The game that comes out tomorrow, Star Wars Battlefront, is a traditional first-person style shooter game. Our goal is to make future Battlefront games as well as other style games around the Star Wars franchise, both on mobile as well as console and PC. It’s a huge opportunity for us.”

Can we expect more Star Wars based games? The answer is a resounding: YES!!!

“We get access to all of the historical content as well as all the new content developed. The beauty of the Star Wars franchise is it’s almost unlimited in what you can do with it. We know Disney has done a great job with other franchises and we believe they’ll do the same with Star Wars over time in delivering new worlds, new characters, new vehicles, all the things that make great video games. Our goal is not to make video games directly about the movies, it’s to use the IP in the movie to make great, exciting games… You can’t do something counter to Star Wars and that’s fine with us because I think that’s why people love Star Wars.”

Another Star Wars game is said to be an anthology game headed by Visceral Studios ( an EA sub studio) and developed by Amy Hennig of Uncharted fame. This game is to be in the adventure genre and it makes sense to have Hennig at the helm.

I’m pumped for all the Star Wars goodness that will be coming down the pike but I hope – and this is the pessimist in me – that these titles are evenly spaced. There is no need for umpteen mobile games and a dozen different console titles to be released all within a month’s span. You look at a children’s film like Frozen and the number of casual pay as you go titles is borderline offensive.

But I digress. EA knows what they are doing and when it comes to rolling out big IP’s. That is what this company has built its good name around.

Star Wars Battlefront is available now.

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Cory Naught
Cory Naught is a writer, producer, radio talent, and and all around super geek. Originally from a small town called Phoenix, Oregon he is amazed by things like stop lights and escalators. Kidding. A huge tech guy, movie fan and gamer to boot. Find him at CoryNaught.com Tweet @corynaught
  • James Branley

    “That is what this company has built its good name around.”

    What good name?

    • Harley Alderson

      i think they done a fantastic job for a reboot and a first time on a new generation console no one held a gun to your head and forced you or is forcing you to buy the game. they said from day 1 that this was more or less going to be stripped down to basics. they using this and the dlc as tests so they can make battlefront 2 better and i honestly believe the next battlefront will be just as good of not better than the orignal battlefront 2. this current one compares to the orginal but no one wants to ever hear that. the game plays smooth and the graphics are great thats a start in the right direction cant wait for sequels even though i dont have much money i will continue to buy battlefront

      • James Branley

        Uhhh…I bought the game and I enjoy it. Doesn’t mean it’s a good company.

      • Cory Naught

        Dice is amazing. The one thing they have over COD is that their games always feel so huge. Activision has always had the KICK with COD about 60 FPS and the linear gameplay of the single player missions. Love both companies but Dice is one of my favorite studios.

    • http://GeekNation.com/ GeekNation

      Hahaha, no love for EA?

      • James Branley

        They have a pretty bad history of shoddy business practices. Not a fan. But I still copped Battlefront haha.

        • http://colormebacon.com/ Nick Sears

          Yeah, I’ve heard it’s not the best place to work either.

        • Cory Naught

          Exactly. Quality products and a happy work atmosphere aren’t always great bed fellows. Not all companies have chillzones and meditation rooms like Apple. Man I’d love a chillzone.

          • http://GeekNation.com/ GeekNation

            I’d love a chillzone at home!

          • Cory Naught

            I feel like my chillzone would have inflatable furniture an at least one bean bag chair.

    • Cory Naught

      EA owns a good number of quality IP’s. I.E. Battlefront and Battlefield and continually pump out great products. Now business practices are a different story. Drama surrounds video game makers. Remember the Infinity Ward drama? That is all forgotten now. People are eating up anything with ‘Call of Duty’ on it.

  • darkfather

    Pity they would rather regurgitate the same old FPS game over and over with Star Wars skins (then charge ridiculous prices for it) rather than take their time and make something of quality….

  • FollowTheORI

    They shall make a Dark Forces / Jedi Knight game with this engine and graphics… IT WOULD BE AWESOME!!

    After this mediocre multiplayer shooter… :(