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EA preparing annual Star Wars game launches, starting with a Battlefront sequel in 2017

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Star wars Battlefront sequel in 2017 confirmed by EA

Star Wars Battlefront might not have been the dense, deep experience so many fans of the series had been hoping for last year, but it turns out the shooter is just a prelude to the bigger plans EA has for their Star Wars licensing deal. After revealing that Battlefront alone managed to top a massive 14 million copies sold, EA have announced their intent to release a new Star Wars game every year – starting with a Battlefront sequel next year.

A brand new Battlefront game will be launching sometime next year, hoping to build on the many strengths of last year’s reboot and expanding on some of its shortcomings. The shooter is already being described by EA as a bigger, more ambitious project, with new planets and locales that could be ripped from some of the upcoming Star wars films such as Rogue One and Episode XIII.

It is, however, just one of the Star Wars games in development at EA and its studios – which is helping the publisher with launching one a year for the foreseeable future. “We’ll most likely have one Star Wars title a year for the next three to four years,” said Blake Jorgensen, EA’s chief financial officer, who spoke during an earnings call last night.

He elaborated further by penning a tentative release window for their 2018 Star Wars title, with Visceral and EA Motive’s game likely to be the candidate for that year. The game is being helmed by former Uncharted writer and designer Amy Hennig, with help from the newly formed studio headed up by Jade Raymond. We’ve yet to hear anything about the project, but if it’s expected to be out within two years you can bet that will start to change really fast.

EA has big plans for E3, with a new IP set to be revealed as well as massive showcases for Mass Effect Andromeda and their extensive sports line-up. Star Wars is just getting started over at the publisher, and there’re some truly talented studios working on some projects. It’s not long until we start seeing what they’ve been cooking up.

Last Updated: May 11, 2016

26 Comments

  1. Raptor Rants

    May 11, 2016 at 09:05

    Call of Battlefield Assassin Front money grab

    Reply

    • Greylingad[He Charges!]

      May 11, 2016 at 09:59

      …EA version

      Reply

  2. HairyEwok

    May 11, 2016 at 09:05

    Yearly releases….. Please no… just don’t. Every 2 years is fine, just don’t do what the CoD developers do with yearly releases.

    Reply

    • Fox1 - Retro

      May 11, 2016 at 09:53

      With EA Access it’s easier to keep up with annual releases.

      Reply

      • HairyEwok

        May 11, 2016 at 10:08

        It’s not keeping up that’s bothering me, it’s the fact that the IP will get washed out and worn quickly if it has annual releases.

        Reply

      • Captain JJ bound

        May 11, 2016 at 10:14

        Losing money monthly to EA is probably the worst thing I can imagine ever happening to me.

        Reply

  3. Admiral Chief in New York

    May 11, 2016 at 09:10

    SW Rebels RPG please

    Reply

  4. Raptor Rants

    May 11, 2016 at 09:19

    a game based around a storm trooper division please. Why not play as the other side for a change.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief in New York

      May 11, 2016 at 09:19

      You’d have console-like aiming though :/

      Reply

      • Raptor Rants

        May 11, 2016 at 09:19

        no. Consoles have auto aim. You’d hit too much. Would be very inaccurate depiction of their skills

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        • Admiral Chief in New York

          May 11, 2016 at 09:31

          Dark Souls PC port aiming

          Reply

  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 11, 2016 at 09:23

    I bet all the people who forked out $90 6 months ago are super-excited to do it again so soon.

    Reply

  6. cookiemonster

    May 11, 2016 at 09:42

    I want 1313

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief in New York

      May 11, 2016 at 09:45

      I’m with you on that one

      Reply

    • Raptor Rants

      May 11, 2016 at 09:51

      1(3+1+3) = 7

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief in New York

        May 11, 2016 at 09:56

        Selftrolling, hah, attaboy

        Reply

  7. Captain JJ bound

    May 11, 2016 at 10:13

    EA and their fucking MP obsession.
    We need a decent Sp story-based Star Wars game.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief in New York

      May 11, 2016 at 10:14

      TFU3

      Reply

      • Captain JJ bound

        May 11, 2016 at 10:19

        YES

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief in New York

          May 11, 2016 at 10:23

          Did you finish TFU?

          Reply

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 11, 2016 at 10:25

            Did you finish Transistor? 😛

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 11, 2016 at 10:51

            I did, what a load of crap :/

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 11, 2016 at 11:16

            Shame. One day you too will learn culture. 😛

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 11, 2016 at 11:19

            You misspelled “crap”

            JK, will get to it. AS SOON AS you finish TFU

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