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Earlier this week a teaser trailer for the upcoming , but here at Celebration EA has revealed the real thing — and it includes quite a bit more than the leaked version. The centerpiece of the trailer is the single-player campaign, which focuses on an elite TIE Fighter pilot who is spurred to vengeance against the Rebellion after she sees the second Death Star blown to smithereens while on the forest moon of Endor.

It appears to be a darker take on the mythos, putting the Empire in the heroic role most traditionally occupied by the Jedi or characters like Han Solo and Princess Leia. But the trailer also teases the expanded multiplayer version of the game, with Darth Maul, Rey, and...

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Star Wars: Battlefront II’s official trailer is all about the single-player campaign


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581 d ago

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Earlier this week a teaser trailer for the upcoming , but here at Celebration EA has revealed the real thing — and it includes quite a bit more than the leaked version. The centerpiece of the trailer is the single-player campaign, which focuses on an elite TIE Fighter pilot who is spurred to vengeance against the Rebellion after she sees the second Death Star blown to smithereens while on the forest moon of Endor.

It appears to be a darker take on the mythos, putting the Empire in the heroic role most traditionally occupied by the Jedi or characters like Han Solo and Princess Leia. But the trailer also teases the expanded multiplayer version of the game, with Darth Maul, Rey, and...

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Fresh from committing patricide (woops, spoilers), here's Kylo Ren looking all pensive and rocking that facial scar he received from Rey in The Force Awakens.


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The Resistance base was on a planet called D'Qar, and we noticed that in the last few frames of this shot, you can see an asteroid belt surrounding this green planet. And if you cast your mind back to The Force Awakens...


Here's a shot of D'Qar taken from The Force Awakens. Notice any similarities? So does this mean that The First Order manages to track down the Resistance base in The Last Jedi?


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You may have noticed an anxious buzz on the internet Friday that had nothing to do with North Korea or Vladimir Putin. No, that buzz was thanks to Disney, which dropped the official trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” on YouTube and Facebook and Twitter.
The two-minute spot features some nice action shots, a few explosions and more Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) than we saw in the entire prequel, “Star War: The Force Awakens.”
As expected, the internet is gobbling this up. The video has already generated 17 million views on YouTube and 26 million views on Facebook .
Here it is for your own viewing pleasure.
IGN
581 d ago
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Release Date, Story Details Announced
At Star Wars Celebration today, EA announced that Star Wars Battlefront II will be released worldwide on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 17 and is now available for preorder .
Battlefront II’s campaign will take place in the 30-year period between the end of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. The story will follow protagonist Iden Versio, who leads an elite Imperial unit called Inferno Squad, and players will get the chance to play as well-known characters like Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren during the campaign.
According to EA, the campaign is developed by former Ubisoft Toronto head Jade Raymond’s Motive studio, and new characters have been created “in close partnership with the story group at Lucasfilm.” On stage at Celebration, Lucasfilm confirmed that Battlefront II's story will be canon within the Star Wars universe.
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GameSpot
581 d ago
Star Wars Battlefront 2 - Watch The Full Official Trailer
The full trailer for Star Wars Battlefront II has arrived. The reveal comes after a shorter version leaked last week , and there was also a brief teaser yesterday. Watch it above.
The trailer debuted at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando during the Battlefront II panel, which featured representatives from Criterion, Motive Studios, DICE, and Lucasfilm. As shown in the trailer, the game features heroes and situations from all eras of Star Wars canon.
Like the leaked version, the full trailer is narrated by Imperial commander Iden Versio and includes Darth Maul, Yoda, Luke, Rey, and Kylo Ren. This full version adds more action and more insight into Versio's character.
Star Wars Battlefront II is launching on November 17 for PS4 , PC , and Xbox One .
Venture Beat
581 d ago
Electronic Arts takes the wraps off Star Wars Battlefront II
It’s time to head back to a galaxy far, far away. Electronic Arts and developers DICE, Criterion, and Motive revealed Star Wars: Battlefront II at the Celebration event for fans in Florida today. The game launches on November 17.
It was one of the poorly kept secrets of the week, as the Battlefront II trailer leaked a few days ago. EA followed up the leak with a release of a 30-second spot, teasing a longer trailer. And now, EA executives have described the game and released a full trailer.
With the single-player campaign, EA says you can “Forge a new path as Iden Versio, commander of Inferno Squad—an Imperial special forces unit equally lethal on the ground and in space. Encounter many of Star Wars ‘ greatest characters in a story of revenge, betrayal, and redemption that spans 30 years.”
The speakers from EA got huge applause when they walked on stage in front of the huge group of fans.
“It’s one of the most ambitious games EA has ever done,” said Matt Webster, general manager of EA’s Criterion game studio.
Bernd Diemer, creative director at DICE, said “What stood out for everybody is that anyone can be a hero.”
Above: EA developers from Motive and Criterion studios.
Paola Jouyaux, producer at Motive in Montreal, said that there is a new planet, a homeworld for Versio, with a variety of locations and urban environments. You can play a variety of characters, such as a Jedi. And you can step into the shoes of various iconic characters.
“You have more vehicles, more weapons, and more characters,” Diemer said.
You’ll be able to fight on the ground or engage in giant space battles. The game will span locations across all eras. You can join up to 40 players in multiplayer, and revel in deep class-based online gameplay. You can pilot a wide variety of land and air vehicles, and control iconic characters with distinct abilities that can turn the tide of battle.
Above: Fans at Star Wars Celebration.
Image Credit: Star Wars Celebration
One of the hallmarks of Battlefront is its promise that you can play anyone in the Star Wars universe. That seems to be the case, as you can see Rey and Kylo Ren from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Darth Maul from The Phantom Menace.
EA also says you can play as—and against—Star Wars’ most feared villains and cherished heroes from all three eras, including Yoda, Luke Skywalker, and many more. Each characters has unique, upgradable abilities ensure classic characters bring their distinct powers and personality to the battle.
And while the first game was a multiplayer title, Battlefront II will include a single-player campaign. The original Battlefront game came out in November 2015, and it sold more than 14 million units in its first six months.
You will be able to team up with a friend in two-player offline split-screen play on the consoles. And you will be able to earn rewards, customize troopers and heroes, then take your skills and upgrades to the online battleground.
EA says you can tailor unique abilities for each hero, trooper, and starfighter to gain the upper hand in battle with Battlefront II’s diverse and powerful progression system. The path to victory is yours to decide.
“These moments are truly your own moments,” Diemer said. “Nobody else will experience it exactly like that.”
Above: A novel based on Battlefront II
Image Credit: EA
The game is clearly a bigger effort than the original, with DICE, Motive, and Criterion all contributing to it. You can pilot a First Order Tie Fighter in dogfights.
In the trailer, Versio says, when asked what her Stormtrooper squad will do now, “Avenge our emperor.”
“In Star Wars Battlefront II, we all wanted to really capture the essence of being heroic and how in Star Wars, anyone can become a hero,” said Webster, Executive Producer at Criterion. “Whether that’s playing as an iconic character like Rey or Luke, as a front-line trooper or fighter pilot in epic multiplayer battles, or playing through a new Star Wars story that bridges the gap between Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you will become a hero in Star Wars Battlefront II.”
The story takes place in the 30 years between the destruction of Death Star II and through the rise of the First Order. The single player story introduces Versio, the leader of Inferno Squad, an elite special forces unit of the Galactic Empire, who are equally lethal on the ground and in space.
Above: Battlefront II
Image Credit: EA
“EA has assembled an incredible set of developers to create a Star Wars gaming experience unlike anything fans have ever experienced,” said Douglas Reilly, Senior Director, Digital & Franchise Management. “Star Wars Battlefront II will offer everything players loved about the last installment, and adds new modes that we know the fans want, including an entirely new story developed in partnership with Lucasfilm.”
“We wanted to create a campaign that told a story we haven’t seen before in Star Wars,” says Mark Thompson, Game Director at Motive Studios. “It was important for us to tell a new authentic story, one that gives players a brand-new perspective. By putting players in the boots of an elite member of the Imperial forces, we can show them what the battle was like from the other side.”
Locations include Yavin 4’s jungle canopies, the spaceport town of Mos Eisley, and Starkiller Base. Players can choose from an array of land and air vehicles and master their own hero’s journey, with customizable character progression across heroes, villains, troopers and starfighters.
Additionally, when taking the fight to space, players can upgrade to the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Millennium Falcon and a new First Order ship.
Star Wars Battlefront II will be available worldwide on November 17th, 2017 on PlayStation4, Xbox One, and on Origin for PC . Players looking to get into the game earlier can do so with the Star Wars Battlefront II: Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition starting on November 14th, or through the Play First Trials on EA Access and Origin Access‡ starting November 9th.
This post is part of the PC Gaming channel, presented by the Intel® Game Dev program.
Mashable
581 d ago
It looks like 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' will ditch the Season Pass
Star Wars: Battlefront II's creative director confirmed something we'd been hoping for in an interview before today's announcement: there's no season pass for the game this time around. 
Assuming things stay that way — and there's kinda-maybe-possibly a chance that they won't, as you'll soon read — it suggests that Star Wars: Battlefront II is coming together with an eye toward keeping the community whole long after the game is released.
That was a big problem with the first Battlefront from DICE, released in 2015. The multiplayer-only game felt sparse at its $60 launch price, but it slowly evolved over four post-release map packs, each priced at $15. A full year after its release, Battlefront finally felt complete. Read more...
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Mashable
581 d ago
A closer look at 'Star Wars: Battlefront II's single and multiplayer modes
Anyone can be a hero in the Star Wars universe.
If there's an overriding philosophy behind Battlefront II, it's that. From the "untold soldier's story" in the story mode to the new ways the game lets you level up your profile, the idea is to create opportunities for every player to feel like a star — at least some of the time.
SEE ALSO: The first 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' poster will take your breath away
"You have many, many, many parts that, in my opinion, make up a Star Wars story. You have blasters and ships, you have families, you have faith and the Force," said Bernd Diemer, creative director at DICE on Battlefront II. Read more...
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Mashable
581 d ago
'Star Wars: Battlefront II' reveals what happened after Endor this November
We already had a face thanks to the leaked trailer; now we have a name, a story, and — most importantly — a release date: Nov. 17. 
As for the rest of it: the hero(?) of our new Star Wars adventure is Iden Versio, who leads the Imperial special forces unit known as Inferno Squad. This elite unit — which specializes in both ground and space battles — will also be the subject of a book in summer 2017.
SEE ALSO: 4 fascinating details after a closer look at the 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' leak
The Battlefront II story picks up after the events of Return of the Jedi. The details remain hazy, but it sounds like Versio and her Inferno team manage to escape Rebel forces on Endor and re-connect with their Imperial brethren as the First Order — the Imperial remnant forces at the center of The Force Awakens — is born. Read more...
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The Verge
581 d ago
Star Wars: Battlefront II makes the Imperials the good guys
When Star Wars: Battlefront was released two years ago, it received a lot of praise for the way in which it faithfully recreated props, vehicles, and worlds from the original film trilogy, but it took a hit when it came to the lack of a single-player campaign . With the sequel, EA hopes to change that, and this morning it offered a glimpse at what players can expect when Battlefront II arrives on November 17th. The single-player mode certainly looks like it will be heavy on narrative and world-building, but more importantly, it’s embracing a perspective that’s never really been tackled in the film series before: the point of view of the Empire.
A team-up between EA DICE, Motive Studios, and Criterion Games, Battlefront II will let players...
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Polygon
581 d ago
What’s new in Star Wars Battlefront 2’s multiplayer
DICE overhauls Battlefront’s heroes, space combat and more
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Polygon
581 d ago
In Star Wars Battlefront 2’s campaign, you’re the bad guy
DICE casts players as a hero of the Empire
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Polygon
581 d ago
Star Wars Battlefront 2 launches in November, here’s its first trailer
Fight as a hero of the Empire
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IGN
581 d ago
Star Wars: Rogue One Sequel Novel Is a Battlefront 2 Tie-In
At Star Wars Celebration today, it was revealed that a previously announced Star Wars novel is actually a tie-in to Star Wars Battlefront II.
During the Battlefront II reveal panel , Christie Golden's novel Inferno Squad was revealed to actually be called Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad, which is currently
. Inferno Squad commander Iden Versio was revealed as the protagonist of Battlefront II, and the tie-in novel will follow, according to Golden, how the Imperial squad met, their first mission, and "how they learned to become this well-oiled machine," according to Golden.
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IGN
581 d ago
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Multiplayer Preview
Where Battlefront II’s new single player mode is attempting something different (both the mode and its content), the focus for the returning multiplayer component seems to be more about refinement. The last Battlefront got a lot right, but it also occasionally felt like gorgeous blueprints for something better to come. This could well be it.
Burnout creators Criterion have stepped in to take on the game’s vehicles and head up a much-requested new feature; a full space combat mode. While the first game’s baby steps into providing material from films other than the original trilogy have become a bold jump, this will be the first Star Wars game to include material from all three film eras (although Gungans have been studiously absent from the footage we’ve seen - make of that what you will).
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IGN
581 d ago
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Single-Player Preview
All EA really had to do to make people happy with Battlefront 2’s single-player was announce that they had one. It was an obvious missing piece in 2015’s Battlefront, and in part because of that, I expected Battlefront 2’s campaign to play things safe and avoid overlapping with anything happening in the current films or presenting any challenging controversies of its own. I’m pretty sure I was wrong.
Check out the brand new reveal screenshots below - click right to see them all:
The campaign (which was co-written by Walt Williams, who wrote the highly-acclaimed Spec Ops: The Line) is set right after Death Star 2 explodes, and ends around the time that Starkiller Base does - a story ambitiously spanning almost 30 years. The “point”, according to contributing developer Motive, is to bridge the gap between the original trilogy and the current films, exploring what happens to an Empire without an Emperor. To do that, they decided to let players become the Empire, specifically in the shape of an elite Imperial Commander called Iden Versio, though there will also be segments that have you have you control Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren.
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GameSpot
581 d ago
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Story Will Let You Play As Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren
Star Wars Battlefront II 's single-player campaign will include missions where you can play as Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren, among other heroes.
During the official Battlefront II panel at Star Wars Celebration, representatives of the teams working on the game confirmed that, while the story stars a new character, it will also include parts from other perspectives.
The new character, Iden Versio, is an Imperial commander, and the story is mainly told from the side of the Empire. But Game Director Mark Thompson of Motive Studios mentioned that switching perspectives from protagonist to antagonist is a staple of Star Wars storytelling as well as what makes Battlefront stand out, so the teams worked to include missions starring established heroes. It's currently not clear how many of these missions will be in the game.
Star Wars Battlefront II is launching on November 17 for PS4 , PC , and Xbox One . Be sure to check out our full feature on everything we know about Battlefront II so far, and don't forget to watch the full Battlefront II reveal trailer .
GameSpot
581 d ago
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Release Date Announced
Star Wars Battlefront II is launching on PS4 , PC , and Xbox One on November 17.
In a panel at Star Wars Celebration, representatives of teams working on Battlefront II--EA, Motive Studios, DICE, and Lucasfilm--revealed the release date alongside a full trailer .
Unlike 2015's Star Wars Battlefront , Battlefront II will feature "all eras" of the Star Wars canon rather than drawing only from the original trilogy.
Battlefront II also includes a canon single-player campaign set after the events of Return of the Jedi. It follows an Imperial commander named Iden Versio who swears to avenge the Emperor and quell the Rebellion, though it will include other perspectives . It also introduces a new planet, Iden's homeworld.
Battlefront II's multiplayer features trooper classes as well as an upgrade system for troopers and heroes, which allows for greater customization. Troopers will correspond to the era and location you're battling in, which means Clone Wars-era troops won't show up on Hoth. However, it seems heroes will be available regardless of era.
Preordering the Battlefront II will give you extra content, including Last Jedi-themed costumes for Rey and Kylo Ren. See the full list of preorder bonuses , including what comes with the deluxe edition.
The first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was also revealed during Celebration this year; check out our Star Wars trailer breakdown .
CNET News
581 d ago
Star Wars Battlefront II will convert you to the dark side - CNET
The video game sequel lets players explore the immediate aftermath of "Return of the Jedi." It also features multiplayer matches from all Star Wars eras.
IGN
581 d ago
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Won't Have a Season Pass
Star Wars Battlefront II won't feature a season pass, developer DICE has confirmed.
Battlefront II creative director Bernd Diemer confirmed the absence of a season pass in an interview with Mashable . "We don't want to segment our community," he said with regard to why the team opted to forgo a season pass.
Upon looking back at how Battlefront changed over time following its launch in 2015 with the addition of DLC, Diemer said the team came to the conclusion that "for this type of game, season passes are not the best thing" and they need to "come up with something better."
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Gawker Media
581 d ago
Star Wars Battlefront II Will Tell a Canon Story of Imperial Revenge (and Have Last Jedi DLC)
Star Wars Battlefront II will give players a totally new Star Wars experience. And, this time, it’s going to count.
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GameSpot
581 d ago
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Deluxe Edition And Pre-order Bonuses
Star Wars Battlefront II's official trailer and story details were revealed during a panel today at Star Wars Celebration, but we also learned what pre-order bonuses EA has in store for the game.
According to a listing from EA, "Every trooper class (Officer, Assault, Heavy, and Specialist) is upgraded, delivering superior firepower, deadly weapon modifications, and epic combat abilities." Here are the specifics of what this version will unlock:
Access to play Star Wars Battlefront II on November 14--a 3-day head startUpgraded versions of all 4 trooper classes (Officer, Assault, Heavy, and Specialist)Four epic ability upgrades—one for each trooper classInstant weapon unlocks and weapon modifications for each trooper classExclusive Kylo Ren- and Rey-themed looks, inspired by Star Wars : The Last Jedi (also in standard edition pre-order)Epic ability modifiers for Kylo Ren and Rey (also in standard edition pre-order)An epic ability modifier for the Millennium Falcon (also in standard edition pre-order)
For pre-ordering the standard edition, players receive the last three items on the list above. The Deluxe Edition will retail for $80 while the standard edition runs for the standard $60.
It's not clear currently what the "epic ability modifiers" do nor what whether any of those modifiers will be available through normal play for gamers who purchase the game normally.
Star Wars Battlefront II is due for release on November 17 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. And like other typical EA games, subscribers of EA and Origin Access will be able to try the game out starting on November 9.
GameSpot
581 d ago
Star Wars Battlefront 2: Everything We Know So Far
Though we've known about it for a little while now, we're starting to get actual details about Star Wars Battlefront II . We've compiled everything we know so far so you can keep track. Below, you can find all the important information, from news and videos to what you can expect in general.
Battlefront II follows 2015's Star Wars Battlefront , which featured characters and locations from the original trilogy only. Battlefront II widens the scope to include all eras of Star Wars canon in its multiplayer, and it also has a single-player campaign. It launches on November 17 for PS4 , PC , and Xbox One .
The Reveal Trailer
After a trailer leak and a brief teaser , we've finally gotten an official, full trailer for Battlefront II. Like the leaked version, the full trailer is narrated by Imperial commander Iden Versio and includes Darth Maul, Yoda, Luke, Rey, and Kylo Ren. This full version adds more action and makes it more clear that the story takes place after the events of Return of the Jedi.
Battlefront II FAQ
When does the game come out?
Battlefront II launches on November 17 for PS4 , PC , and Xbox One .
Is it canon?
Yes! The single-player story is approved and considered part of the official Star Wars canon by Lucasfilm.
When does it take place?
The single-player campaign picks up after the end of Return of the Jedi and covers the 30-year span between that movie and The Force Awakens. The multiplayer includes characters and locations from "all eras" of the Star Wars timeline.
What's the story about?
The single-player campaign stars Iden Versio, an Imperial commander who's seeking to avenge the Emperor following the destruction of the Death Star. Most of the story will be from the Empire's perspective, but there will also be missions where you play as established characters , including Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren. It also introduces a new planet, Iden's homeworld of Vardos.
How does multiplayer work?
Multiplayer matches can include up to 40 players. The game features a class system for troopers, which can be upgraded as you play and customized for your play style. Trooper skins will change to match the era and location of battle for more authenticity.
The game will also bring back heroes, which can also be upgraded as you play and unlock abilities. The heroes confirmed so far include Darth Maul, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Rey, and Kylo Ren. Mutliplayer will include characters from all of Star Wars canon, and it seems that unlike the troopers, their availability in battle won't be tied to that battle's place in the timeline.
What about vehicles?
Vehicles work the same way troopers and heroes do; they're upgradeable and customizable. There are more run-of-the-mill vehicles, like TIE fighters, as well as "hero ships," like the Millennium Falcon. There are also rideable tauntauns.
What comes with a preorder/the deluxe edition?
The Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition of Battlefront II includes a slew of bonuses for those who preorder. They are:
Access to play Battlefront II on November 14, three days earlyUpgraded versions of all four trooper classes (Officer, Assault, Heavy, and Specialist)Four epic ability upgrades--one for each trooper classInstant weapon unlocks and weapon modifications for each trooper classExclusive Kylo Ren- and Rey-themed looks, inspired by Star Wars: The Last JediEpic ability modifiers for Kylo Ren and ReyAn epic ability modifier for the Millennium Falcon
Preordering the standard version gets you the last three bonuses only. The standard version is $60, while the deluxe is $80.
Our Impressions So Far
For more on Star Wars Battlefront II, check out all our written and video coverage .
Polygon
580 d ago
Star Wars Battlefront 2 season pass remarks cause a stir
EA walks back developer claim that the game won’t have one
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ABC
580 d ago
WATCH: Star Wars fans descend on Orlando for 'Star Wars Celebration'
The twelfth annual event showcased stars of the movies and gave fans a sneak peak of the next film, "The Last Jedi."
GameSpot
580 d ago
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 May Not Have Season Pass, But "Something Different" Instead
Like Titanfall 2 and Mass Effect: Andromeda before it, EA's Star Wars: Battlefront 2 may not have a DLC Season Pass. Creative director Bernd Diemer told Mashable outright, "We don't have a season pass," before going on to tease that EA is working on "something different" in this area instead.
"I cannot talk about the specifics of this, but we have something different in mind that will allow you to play longer, be [more] invested in the game without having a fragmented community," he said.
The fragmentation that Diemer is talking about relates to 2015's Battlefront and the DLC that was released through its own Season Pass. If you don't own the game's extra content, it means you aren't able to play with the game's full community of players, which in turn can make it more challenging to find a match.
It sounds like Battlefront 2 is taking steps to avoid a similar situation. He told Mashable that it's "dangerous" for the health of a game's playerbase when maps and modes are only available to those who pay money for them. In this situation, "The community is falling apart because there are simply not many people playing the different modes."
He added: "So we definitely want to avoid that. We don't want to segment our community."
"We decided on that, and it's one of those difficult decisions because it has so many implications all around," Diemer explained. "When we looked at the way Battlefront had evolved over its lifetime, with the DLC and everything, we decided, 'You know what? For this type of game, season passes are not the best thing. We need to [take it apart] and come up with something better."
For its part, EA said in a statement to Mashable that it is aware of the feedback from Battlefront as it relates to "live service plans," and it will announce plans for Battlefront 2 in due time.
"While we're not ready to confirm any live service plans just yet, what we can say is this we heard the feedback from our Battlefront community loud and clear," the statement said. "We know they want more depth, more progression, and more content. So we're focused on delivering that in every dimension of Star Wars Battlefront 2. We'll have more to share about our plans soon."
You can read the full story here at Mashable .
For more on Battlefront 2, which launches in November, check out GameSpot's roundup of everything we know so far .
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