After a long wait for clear information about the upcoming Battlefront 2, we finally got a trailer to gnaw on for a bit.
Electronic Arts and Dice seemed to have heard our prayers for a single-player campaign because we will be able to play across all the known era’s of the ‘Star Wars’ franchise. Darth Maul, Yoda, Kylo Ren…they’re all there, and meesa hopes Jar Jar Binks makes a comeback as well. We all loved that character…right? We all did…haha, yes we really loved that one (I’m getting poked with a gun to the back of my head, please…make George Lucas stop), I want to play as Jar Jar Binks (Send Help), the best character in the franchise (Please!).
Anyway, the campaign won’t be told with episodes, but rather with a continuous story, which by the way, was handled by Walt Williams, the man responsible for the excellent Spec Ops: The Line story. Mr Williams had a rather interesting approach to the stale American-soldier-against-bad-dudes narrative we see so often. You’ll be able to control an Elite Soldier name Iden Versio, visit multiple planets, as well as over 30 years of Star Wars history all jammed into one game. Dice have also stated that other characters will be playable (Jar Jar Binks?), so far only Kylo Ren and Luke Skywalker have been confirmed.
Some news about a ditched season pass made the rounds shortly after the trailer got released. Mashable, the source of said news, later got a mail from EA telling them to basically update their article. Electronic Arts did neither confirm nor deny the use of a season pass. My guess is that they will go a similar route Battlefield 1 went, where everyone can play on each map as long as someone in your lobby has the DLC, but who knows.
Dedicated servers are back again as well. After all those bad news regarding Ubisofts approach to multiplayer, it’s nice to know that at least Dice will, again, provide dedicated servers for Star Wars: Battlefront 2. If the game will have a server browser or not is still unknown, what is known however, is that PC players won’t be able to use the games split-screen co-op game mode. Why? Only Dice and EA know…I’m sure they have some sort of “valid” excuse.
Once we find out more details about EA’s upcoming monster hit, we will be sure to inform our readers here at Pixel Judge, until then, happy gaming.