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.