Fans of any franchise or hobby can be really intense. Just look at all the cyber bullying that goes on when people even begin to think that their favourite thing is under attack. DICE is fully aware of the expectations fans have for Battlefront, and they are working hard to meet those demands.
Speaking to Gamespot, DICE general manager Patrick Bache explained just how much pressure the team has been under:
It’s a different pressure, and of course it’s stupid for us to put ourselves under more pressure. There’s a very… avid Star Wars following, who all want Battlefront to be great. I’ve never heard the expression “do not f*** this up” as many times as I have with this. So that’s where it starts. We get it, “don’t f*** this up”.
[…] I think we’ve reached a point where we’re worrying less about what we are doing and what we have done. Before you show a game to the world, there’s ongoing speculation about it. There are 10,000 ways to f*** this up, and people are super detailed on how we will screw up. And I read these posts and I think, hey, I think fans are going to be super happy with what we’re doing.
So what are they doing? Well, it’s important to know that single-player was never part of the plan for Battlefront. The concept was for players to re-live the battles from the original movies. However, that doesn’t mean that those who don’t want to play with strangers from the internet will be unable to enjoy the game:
But we’ve also added in some offline missions, that you can play alone or with a friend. Because what you told me about what you loved about playing the game was not describing the story, it was about the world and the actions. The sights and the sounds. That is exactly what we’re giving you.
So there are some options for those who prefer to play the game offline and alone, but of course the “best” experience will be found online with friends. Battlefront is primarily a multiplayer experience and people should be aware of that. If all you’re looking for is to play through Star Wars battles alone, and possibly as your favorite character, you’ll probably be happier playing the Disney Infinity version. Of course, that won’t have the same depth of experience as you’ll find in Battlefront’s multiplayer.
Last Updated: June 29, 2015