It looks like we’ve got some good and some bad news for Battlefield fans. According to EA, they have no plans to release another Battlefield game for a good couple of years as they work to release a new Battlefront title.
This news comes via EA’s chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen who confirmed during an investor meeting that a new Battlefront game won’t be coming for another “couple of years”. So that’s your bad news. The good news is that EA have shifted focus onto a new Battlefront game, one that’s set to be “much bigger” than the first.
“We were very excited about how Star Wars [Battlefront] came out last year,” he said. “It’s a beautiful game, people loved it. I think if there was criticism they just wanted more. And so we’re taking that criticism to heart as we build the next game and trying to address any of the issues that they had.”
“The other thing is, we were really working with the old canvas of Star Wars, the old trilogy, we weren’t using any of the new materials that came out of [Episode 8] because our game actually came out slightly before the movie. Next year we’ll have the opportunity to leverage more of that content from the new movies and we think that’ll make the opportunity much larger.”
“There seems to be no waning in the excitement around the Star Wars world,” he continued. “We’ve got another movie coming up obviously in a few weeks and people are very excited about it, and so we’re looking forward to bringing to the table next year a much bigger, much more exciting Battlefront for consumers.”
So for fans of Battlefield, you’ll have to put up with Battlefield 1 for the forseeable future and its four DLC packs that are set to launch over the next year. As for Star Wars fans, it looks like there’s plenty in store for you.
There’s currently no release date for the new Battlefront title, but chances are we’ll see more of it next year and hopefully a release near the end, too.