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Star Wars Battlefront 2 To Feature Single-Player Campaign

| January 31, 2017

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One of the biggest requests for the sequel to EA and DICE’s popular multiplayer shooter, Star Wars Battlefront, will be granted with its sequel later this year. Game Informer reports that Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson confirmed in an earnings call today that Star Wars Battlefront 2 will indeed have a single-player campaign in addition to the typical online multiplayer offerings.

In addition, Wilson confirmed that the game will be “bigger” than the 2015 entry in the series, featuring new locations, new heroes to play as, and content that stretches over multiple “eras,” including content from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. There’s currently no word on whether or not that includes content from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is set to hit theaters late this year.

The original Battlefront does feature content based on Rogue One, namely the Battle of Scarif content released late last year.

Wilson’s comments echo what EA’s Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen told the Nasdaq 35th Investor Program Conference in London last year. He, too, promised a bigger game, while also saying the team would take all of the criticisms of the first game – namely that it was a bit lacking on content – under consideration when developing Battlefront 2.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 is being worked on by Criterion, DICE, and Motive Studios, and is set for a holiday 2017 release, which would be right around when The Last Jedi hits theaters. We liked the first release, noting the gorgeous graphics but docking the game points for its lack of depth. If you’d like to give Star Wars Battlefront a try before its sequel is released, you can play it for free right now on Xbox One or PC through EA Access or Origin Access respectively, or pick it up at most retailers for anywhere from $15 to $30.

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  • Deano Yerton

    You know, that is the entire reason I did not buy EA’s Star Wars Battlefront; no single player campaign. I have grown weary of all of these A+ title games that 1) require constant access to the internet, 2) have little or no single player alternative, and 3) did I mention the constant access to the internet? It has become harder and harder for the poorer gamer to keep up, let alone play, the current wave of games. We usually have to either blow our entire gaming budget on a console and one game (if we are lucky), or we wait until the game is no longer relevant so the price drops and we can afford it. By that point, with it being a mmo-type game, it makes it pointless to even do it. I learned my lesson with EVOLVE. By the time I was able to get a great deal on it, it was a dead game, and by dead, I mean that little to nobody played it anymore, and so I pretty much wasted my money. At least it had single player options. Battlefront did not, but it isn’t dead yet either. Ok, I am rambling now. Rant over

  • Colin Hunter

    As with most 1st person shooters nowadays… I never buy them for the single player campaign. This was the same. You know what consumers REALLY want though? A game that has more than 4 maps at release and doesnt require another 60-100 dollars worth of expansions to finally have the complete game.

  • Sean

    I was annoyed by the lack of single player game and the need to buy a season pass to access all of the DLC, but I’ve enjoyed the crap out of Star Wars: Battlefront. I think I’ve got over 400 hours on it now.

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