Electronic Arts (EA) CFO Blake Jorgensen spoke with investors on Wednesday to discuss the “Battlefield” and “Star Wars Battlefront” franchises. The executive has confirmed that there will be no new “Battlefield” game in 2017, but he promised that “Battlefront 2” will be “much bigger.”
“We won’t have another ‘Battlefield’ for a couple of years,” Jorgensen told investors. He may be suggesting that although there won’t be a new entry into the “Battlefront” franchise next year, a new one might arrive in 2018 or even later, as reported by Videogamer. Jorgensen then continued to talk about “Star Wars Battlefront” and how the sequel will be “much bigger” and “much more exciting” than last year’s.
Jorgensen first commented on some of the negative responses that rained down on “Star Wars Battlefront” last year. “We were very excited about how ‘Star Wars’ [Battlefront] came out last year. It’s a beautiful game, people loved it. I think if there was criticism they just wanted more. And so we're taking that criticism to heart as we build the next game and trying to address any of the issues that they had,” Jorgensen said, according to GameRant.
The most talked about flaw in 2015’s “Star Wars Battlefront” was that it didn’t include a single-player story/campaign mode. It only provided fans with online multiplayer gameplay. This disappointed a lot of fans, and EA might finally be adding a campaign mode for the sequel.
Jorgensen also talked about how EA was only able to use material from the original “Star Wars” trilogy for the 2015 game and how they were unable to use new material from “The Force Awakens.” He said that this is because the game came out just before the movie. Jorgensen followed that up by confirming that the “Battlefront” sequel will come with material from the new “Star Wars” movies.
“Star Wars Battlefront 2” doesn’t have an exact release date yet, but EA previously confirmed that it will arrive during the fall of 2017, possibly before the release of "Episode VIII." EA is also working on other “Star Wars” titles being developed by Visceral Games and Respawn Entertainment.