Looks like EA is learning from Activision’s mistakes, or maybe Battlefield 1 is doing really well for the publisher. The result being, as EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said, “EA won’t have another Battlefield back for a couple of years.”
Worry not, for EA will have something in store for Star Wars fans for 2017. “Next year we’ll have Battlefront, the Star Wars game”, Jorgensen said. It will be much bigger and much more exciting than the previous iteration, focusing on the new movies. The current game will also get something to give players the taste of the new Star Wars movies in the form of the Rogue One: Sarif DLC, releasing on 6th December.
“We were really working with the old canvas of Star Wars, the old trilogy. We weren’t using any of the new materials because our game actually came out slightly before the movie,” Jorgensen said. “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.”
EA also plans to rework some of the issues that exist in the current Battlefront title, though Jorgensen doesn’t seem to worried. “It’s a beautiful game, people loved it. I think if there was criticism, it was that they just wanted more,” he said. “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.”
It’s all for the better, I say. This year has seen so many shooter releases starting from DOOM right up to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare last month, it’s good we won’t get to see another Battlefield game next year. If nothing, the sad response to both Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2 (though that might be more of a timing issue) is indicative of the fact that people may be a little bored.
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