Star Wars Battlefront Summary
EA has announced a Beta for the hotly anticipated Star Wars: Battlefront, becauseare just all the rage these days. It will kick off in early October across all formats.
The Beta will feature the 40-player Walker Assault mode on Hoth that dropped jawsthis year, plus a co-op Survival Mission on Tatooine designed for two players.
EA has released two conceptual images from Star Wars Battlefront's freepack, which is set to drop two weeks before hits cinemas.
Both shots reference that fantastic shot in the movie trailer of a crashed Imperial Star Destroyer lying broken in the sand of a desert planet that's apparently not Tatooine – though it certainly looks very similar.
Itearlier in the week, and now EA has released the trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront's Fighter Squadron mode, which cuts out the ground combat and focuses entirely on aerial dogfights.
So yes, you'll get all the fast-paced spaceship action you could want (expect not in space, of course), with the added bonus of Hero characters for each faction - the Millennium Falcon is flyable, as is Boba Fett's
We'll see more of Star Wars: Battlefront's dogfighting Fighter Squadron mode during EA's Gamescomtomorrow, but here's a little glimpse to tide you over.
In a new FAQ, Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE has answered some pressing question from the fans. One thing that's been confirmed by community manager Mathew Everett is that the PC version will not have a split-screen mode.
That's not entirely surprising, but it does mean that you won't be able to plug a couple of controllers in and use your PC as a gaming console. Any multiplayer you want to jump into will have to take place across a connection.