Star Wars: Battlefront is likely to come out in 2015

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Star Wars: Battlefront 3 release date news has been hard to come by lately. This is off course mainly because the game is still in heavy development.

According to Electronic Arts Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen, speaking at EA’s investors meeting the other day, the targeted release date for Star Wars: Battlefront is “most likely” in summer 2015 for the most obvious reason that it’s when Star Wars: Episode VII will be hitting theaters and relaunching the film franchise.

Star Wars: Battlefront is DICE LA‘s very first big project, following some light work on polishing up Battlefield 4. It’s also the first step in a multi-year deal recently sealed between EA and Disney, giving the publisher exclusive rights to develop games for the Star Wars franchise.

DICE’s ‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ marks the first entry in the series since 2009′s ‘Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron’, and the first console release in the series since 2005′s ‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’. For those unfamiliar with the game, the ‘Battlefront’ series is very similar to the ‘Battlefield’ franchise, thrusting players into galactic warfare via first-person and third-person combat. Players fight to capture command points across maps themed on famous locales in the ‘Star Wars’ franchise, using various weapons and vehicles to achieve victory. Space combat also played an integral role in the gameplay, which was heavily focused on multiplayer.

Given the success of the ‘Battlefield’ franchise, DICE seems to be the perfect studio to tackle ‘Star Wars: Battlefront’, which is set to be released on PC and next-generation consoles