There’s a lot of talk about Star Wars: Battlefront as the game gets closer to completion. Fans are anxious for another Star Wars game and at this point, just publishing and shipping a game with a Star Wars theme would be better than how other expected Star Wars titles have worked out recently. DICE wants to do more than just make a game, however. They want to create the “best Star Wars game ever”. That’s a big undertaking, depending on who you ask.
However, developer DICE has a strong vision for Battlefront and they spoke with MCV about what they wanted to do with the game.
“Historically DICE hasn’t worked on licenses that are not our own,” according to Battlefield studio’s general manager Karl-Magnus Troedsson. “So this is different for us. If someone came to us with another licence then we’d probably say no, but, in this case, Star Wars has a very special place in our hearts.
“So when the chance to work on this game came up, we grabbed it. But that comes with a different kind of dependency that we haven’t had for a long time as we’re working with someone else’s IP. But LucasFilm has been absolutely spectacular. Everyone is approaching this with the same idea – that we are going to create the best Star Wars game ever.”
They are a passionate group at DICE, by their own admission, so it should be very interesting to see if they actually do pull off “the best Star Wars game ever”. KOTOR fans are skeptical Battlefront will even come close to their beloved game. MMO fans may prefer the likes of SWTOR to a third-person shooter with a Star Wars theme. Many people are saying it’s just going to be another Battlefield game with Star Wars skins. So the skeptics are definitely out there and it’s hard to say at this point what will come of the game but we’ll be keeping an eye out to keep you updated.
What do you think is required to earn this title? What features, story and gameplay should a game have to be the best Star Wars game ever?