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Star Wars Battlefront will launch with 12 multiplayer maps

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Even though the biggest discussion factor behind Star Wars Battlefront  has been how the game will probably have nowhere near as much content available at launch as the original games did in earlier generation, I’m still kind of cautiously optimistic for the upcoming reboot. As far as Star Wars games go, I’ve got massive confidence in DICE creating the prettiest game in the franchise thus far, and then fixing it up with monthly updates down the line to look even purdier. And while discussing the upcoming game, DICE may have just leaked that there’ll be 12 multiplayer maps within which to support the sister-kissing resistance known as the Rebel Alliance.

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That’s the word from DICE, who recently described at least one of their maps, the lava-coated planet of Sullest, in a blog post:

Of the 12 multiplayer maps in Star Wars Battlefront (there are even more locations when you include the Star Wars Battlefront Missions), some feel immediately familiar — such as the lush forests of Endor or the tundra of Hoth that allow you to re-live your favorite moments from the films. Some of the maps support our epic modes like Walker Assault, while others are tailored to more intimate, close quarters combat.

Our goal is to bring a variety of battle fantasies to life, with map design catering to the modes that will play out on those maps. Above all, we want you to create new memories of your own in new places you’ve never seen before.

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A fair amount of maps then, enough to get started with then. I’ve always been a fan if quality over quantity, so hopefully DICE makes these arenas as interactive as possible. Sullest itself, sounds like a deadly and hostile environment within which to enforce the glorious rule of the Galactic Empire:

The team at DICE Stockholm began collaborating and ideating on the endless possibilities of environments that could exist in the Star Wars universe.  Anton Grandert, Concept Artist at DICE, developed the initial look through various sketches. “We wanted to create a planet on our own, first trying out different ideas and then deciding on a lava planet,” said Grandert.

When referring to the direction, the concept artist stated, “With black sharp rocks, huge land shifts, red lava, turquoise lakes, and white smoke…everything to make it really colorful yet imposing and threatening.” It took a while to nail down the specifics but once completed, the team presented the design and direction to Lucasfilm. Working in collaboration with the teams at Lucasfilm, it was decided that this visual design would be a perfect look for the planet Sullust, mentioned but not seen in Return of the Jedi.

Obviously more of the game will be revealed next month at E3. Unless some proper gameplay footage of it “leaks” a bit early. Boy, I certainly hope the EA plumbers fixed those leaky game pipes last year…

Last Updated: May 5, 2015

20 Comments

  1. Now if only there were 12 mulitplayer SPACE maps as well…

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 5, 2015 at 08:37

      *Now

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      • Admiral Chief

        May 5, 2015 at 08:39

        You saw nothing Sergeant

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 5, 2015 at 08:40

          😛

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  2. Hammersteyn

    May 5, 2015 at 08:40

    • Ir0nseraph

      May 5, 2015 at 09:08

      XD

      I am still cautiously optimistic about battlefront, they can take my money if the “missions” turns out to have some real value and if it’s just a battlefield MP disguised as star wars they can use your picture as a reference as to what they can do.

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      • Captain JJ Fantasticus

        May 5, 2015 at 09:40

        I’m expecting the latter.

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 5, 2015 at 09:40

        I want to be optimistic as well. But how can I? Battlefront 2 had18 land maps and six space maps in instant action for crying out loud. And that was back on the Playstation 2! DLC is DLC. Season passes has become a necessity. They project the illusion of choice when there really is none.
        http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_Battlefront_II#Battlefronts

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    • Captain JJ Fantasticus

      May 5, 2015 at 09:17

      My thoughts exactly.

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    • Sageville

      May 5, 2015 at 11:48

      I’m with ya, this is ridiculous!…… I’m still getting it…..

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 5, 2015 at 12:11

        LOL

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  3. Admiral Chief

    May 5, 2015 at 08:48

    • Lord Chaos

      May 5, 2015 at 08:53

      That… is disturbing.

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      • Admiral Chief

        May 5, 2015 at 08:57

        Why? The article mentions Sullust, and that is a Sullustian

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        • Lord Chaos

          May 5, 2015 at 08:59

          Still disturbing. Now I’ll have to summon my mannequin army to go destroy the planet.

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          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 5, 2015 at 10:28

            Is that what you call your dolls?

    • Ranting Raptor

      May 5, 2015 at 10:01

      “What do you mean the shield generators are still up?”

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  4. Captain JJ Fantasticus

    May 5, 2015 at 09:17

    No thanks.

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  5. Ranting Raptor

    May 5, 2015 at 10:01

    Got to agree. I have a cautiously optimistic feel about this. Still a pity about the space battles.

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  6. Wardonkey

    May 5, 2015 at 10:41

    Please cant we have these as a hidden easter egg

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