E3 2016: The Future In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

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Perhaps the biggest news coming out of EA today during their E3 2016 press conference was all the tidbits of information they dropped regarding the future of Star Wars.

The EA crystal ball was chock full of teasers and hints regarding their flagship title Star Wars Battlefront. EA showed a strong hand by outlining some multi-year content to help ensure players that the franchise will thrive under the EA umbrella. The team at DICE will continue to crank out content this year as part of the season pass offering as well as deliver some free content to all players in the galaxy.

Heading into 2017, DICE will continue to carry the mantel and deliver on an all-new Battlefront experience. In conjunction with Motive Studios, the new installment is set to deliver on what the studio has heard as the voice of the gamer, adding more content and requested features. Not much is known as to what exactly that entails but I’m sure we’ll hear more as we approach release.

Not to be outdone, 2018 looks to be the year Visceral Games will make its mark in the Star Wars universe. Partnering with gaming superstar and legend Amy Hennig, this game will introduce an all new story to Star Wars for players to experience and enjoy.

And if the hype wasn’t enough, EA is also partnering with Respawn Entertainment to bring an all-new, third-person action adventure game set in the world of Star Wars that will feature a never before experienced timeline and new gameplay stlye.

Checkout the look ahead and see what the future holds for Star Wars. Pay close attention to forty-four second mark for a HUGE teaser/glimpse!

 

Read some of the details from the announcement below.

Today at EA PLAY, we gave our players a special look at what’s going on with some of the amazing Star Wars™ projects our studios are working on right now. These experiences will explore different Star Wars eras in different gaming genres on different platforms.

Here’s a look at what’s ahead for EA Star Wars in the next few years and beyond:

2016
The team at DICE are continuing to add more of the content players want to Star Wars™ Battlefront™, with free* content and three more digital expansion packs coming by the end of the year – Star Wars Battlefront Bespin, Star Wars Battlefront Death Star and a final pack in December we’re all especially excited about. And for VR fans, DICE is also working with Criterion on an exclusive Star Wars Battlefront VR mission for PlayStation VR this year.

With Star Wars™: Galaxy of Heroes, the team at Capital Games has already delivered a deep Star Wars mobile experience featuring iconic characters and locations from every corner of the Star Wars universe. With new features like guilds, raids and chat added this spring, and more new updates planned for the year, players will have a ton of new content to experience for a long time to come.

This December, BioWare will celebrate the 5th anniversary of Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ and the game keeps getting better. You can expect more of BioWare’s high quality, story-driven content and new game features throughout the year.

2017
A new installment of Star Wars Battlefront is currently in development at DICE, in collaboration with Motive™ Studios in Montreal. Our team at Motive team is growing quickly, and making great progress in building out a significant new addition to the game. While we’re not ready to get into specifics right now, we have started development of this game by listening to all of the feedback we received, while also innovating in new areas I think you’re all going to be excited about.

2018
A brand new Star Wars story will debut in a new action adventure game from Visceral Games™. I’ve been blown away by the level of collaboration between the Story Team at Lucasfilm and Amy Hennig and the team at Visceral as they create an original, authentic narrative in the Star Wars universe. It is an amazing example of how we’re taking an already strong partnership to another level.

Beyond
That’s not all we have in production right now. Our partners at Respawn Entertainment are making their own 3rd person action adventure game, one that features a different style of gameplay and takes place in a different timeline we have yet to explore with our EA Star Wars titles. And we’re early in pre-production on some other projects we think you’re going to be excited about as well.

No matter the genre you play or the platform you play on, we will have a great Star Wars game for you. Join us, and together we can rule the galaxy.

Written by Ben Palmer

Ben Palmer

An avid video game enthusiast who loves collector’s editions, retro gaming & the history of this great hobby.

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