Star Wars: Battlefront Latest News
If you’re on the fence about Bespin, Battlefront’s most recent expansion, then EA is looking to give you a taste of what you’re missing with two Open Trials in August and September. That’s “free” for current Battlefront owners, mind you, so don’t expect a free weekend with the game itself.
One of the biggest disappointments when Battlefront launched last year was its lack of single-player content, but it seems EA is looking to address that with an update coming later this month. Skirmish will allow you to take on bots in both Walker Assault and Fighter Squadron modes, featuring locations from Hoth to Sullust.
As part of their E3 press conference, EA spoke about their future plans with the Star Wars IP. While none of their announcement were surprises, they did reaffirm their release schedule, reveal some footage, and confirm a big rumor.
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EA chose not to include a campaign mode in Star Wars Battlefront in order to save time and meet Force Awakens launch date.
Patrick Soderlund, EA Studios boss, explained at EA’s Investor Day event that Battlefront’s campaign needed to be cut in order to ship the game in time for Star Wars: The Force Awakens launch. This decision made sense sales-wise but critically it was not received very well, landing at 72 on Metacritic (the Xbox version landed at 75).