Now that Disney has crushed my dreams of a Star Wars game where I could play as a kickass bounty hunter in the underworld of that galaxy far, far away (I’LL MISS YOU 1313!), it’s up to DICE and EA to keep my interest in that franchise alive. They’re already working on a new Battlefront game set in a more civilised age. Just don’t expect it to feel anything like Battlefield
Speaking to Videogamer, Battlefield 4’s executive producer Patrick Bach explained that DICE was still looking to find the right vibe for the game. Should it be more like Battlefield, or closer to Battlefront? DICE didn’t know:
We haven’t really locked that down yet. I think there’s of course a part of the DICE DNA to build the games that we’re building, but then again we’re building games like Mirror’s Edge as well. So I think it will be a challenge for us.[You’re] damned if you do, damned if you don’t. People don’t want another Battlefield with Star Wars graphics; they want a Star Wars game that is proper.
But then again, if you compromise brilliant design choices from Battlefield just because you’re not allowed from some kind of moral standpoint, then I think that’s also wrong. We need to make the best game possible. What that means in detail, we will see.
I tend to agree with Bach. It’s a catch-22 sensation, and if you can’t please everyone, then you’re going to need to satisfy as many people as possible. That being said, I would like to see some Battlefield evolution seep into Star Wars Battlefront.
Despite having a silly name, Levolution could work beautifully here, and who wouldn’t want to blast Stormtroopers or those filthy sister-kissing Rebels in the face with some crisp visuals? Most of all though, I hope that DICE raids Skywalker Sound to really deliver some audio oomph to the 2015 title.
Last Updated: August 22, 2013