Stars Wars: Battlefront 2 has been one of the most exciting announcements of 2017 with it set to arrive on Xbox One and PS4 on 17th November 2017. Coupled with an incredibly exciting teaser for the new Star Wars film, most Star Wars fan’s jaws will have hit the floor with the latest reveals! The previous Star Wars: Battlefront received plenty of hype and ended up falling flat as the experience ended up feeling fractured and incomplete. Despite the constructive feedback I thoroughly enjoying the previous game and if there are incoming improvements then I am definitely stoked to try Star Wars: Battlefront 2!
In A Galaxy Far Far Away
After watching the Star Wars: Battlefront 2 trailer it is clear there is potential for this game to stand miles apart from its predecessor. One of the first most noticeable things from the trailer is the inclusion of Star Wars characters from every film release to date ranging from the Darth Maul to Kylo Ren. With the Hero selection in the first game feeling a little sparse, especially on launch, this is a welcomed addition.
Another indication that this will be an improvement on the first Battlefront game is the promise of how much this new game will follow a true Star Wars story line. If the campaign allows us to relive the Star Wars films then this will convince many Star Wars fans to play buy the game and play through from beginning to end!
The trailer also looks to include plenty of battles in space. This can only mean good things for players who enjoyed flying through space shooting down enemies. Hopefully this will be coupled with some improvements to the space battle formula as this was one of my only gripes with the game. If only there were more customisations to the loadouts for these space battles then I would be in Star Wars heaven!
Think I’ll Pass
EA have followed up the reveal trailer with more news for the upcoming Star Wars game; there will be no season pass. The Creative Director at EA confirmed this today:
“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.”
Whilst the news confirms there will be no season pass, it does not confirm what, if anything, will take its place. Some publishers have offered free DLC updates to maintain their player base but EA are currently trialing a different system in their popular shooter from last year, Battlefield 1, where only players who have paid for premium are able to earn experience on maps included in the premium service. However, all players would be able to access these maps. This could work nicely for a game like this but I know I would much prefer the Titanfall approach where all DLC updates are free and the only paid additions are for cosmetic add-ons such as new skins and customisations.
With so much going on with Star Wars this year it is sure to be a good year for fans of the franchise! Let’s hope that EA plan to show off more of their new game during the summer of gaming expos to whet our appetite even more!