For those of you concerned that Electronic Arts and DICE aren’t stacking up the content for Star Wars: Battlefront II, we just got some reassurance that this certainly isn’t the case. In fact, the game will be tremendously bigger.
During a post-earnings sales call hosted by Electronic Arts today, CEO Andrew Wilson noted that Star Wars is going to play a huge part in the company’s future gaming line-up – and it all starts with Star Wars: Battlefront II.
"Through FY19 and beyond, our portfolio will continue to grow," Wilson said. "There will be more new experiences for our Battlefield fans, our Star Wars action-adventure IP from Visceral will make its debut, and farther out, we'll have a new Star Wars title from our partners at Respawn. We continue to invest deeply in new IP, including the new game from BioWare and another project from our Motive studio."
But, of course, the big news comes with Battlefront II, as Wilson noted that the sequel will feature triple the amount of content as the original game. This obviously includes the expanded multiplayer options and the new single player campaign, which will focus on a new Imperial character and tie together events between Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Wilson noted that the publisher took feedback to the previous game very seriously, and vowed to make things right for the avid Star Wars community this time around – hence the single player campaign and the new options. (Motive is hard at work alongside DICE to make sure it goes along smoothly.)
In addition, the company hopes that the game will ship even more copies than the 14 million that the original Battlefront managed to ship in its debut year, and notes that it will not only appeal to general Star Wars and Battlefront fans, but also those that are currently enjoying the Battlefield line-up, namely Battlefield 1.
We’ll see what the game has to offer, as EA will have it on full display next month during its EA Play event, which will coincide with the Electronic Entertainment Expo around the same week. We’ll have full details then.