Glimpses of a Frostbitten Star Wars: Battlefront

A new trailer, made completely of in-engine footage from DICE’s upcoming re-interpretation of the Star Wars Battlefront franchise, was revealed this weekend.

 

During the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, US, during this weekend, EA-owned DICE showed off the first in-engine footage of their much-awaited multiplayer FPS Star Wars: Battlefront, set to ride the Star Wars craze of the new feature film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is set to premier this fall.

The impressive new trailer is created exclusively in DICE’s own Frostbite 3 engine, and showed of a number of locations, vehicles and weapons to be found in the game, with a lengthy section dedicated to an impressive recreation of the Technicolor-saturated forest moon Endor from the original film trilogy.

 

With a fixed release date, set by the release of the feature film this Christmas, the pressure is now on DICE to finish the game in time, and to make sure it works properly.

DICE have had a really good track record regarding multiplayer FPS games, dating all the way back to the original Battlefield 1942. But the recent Battlefield 4 tarnished that reputation somewhat, with bugs and errors plaguing the latest entry in the Battlefield franchise to a degree where DICE postponed all the planned DLC in order to concentrate all effort on getting the game to a acceptable state.

 

However, DICE has a clean slate leading up to the release of Star Wars: Battlefront, with no other releases before the expected 2016 release of Mirros Edge 2.

DICE has officially stated that the new Battlefront game will not be a direct continuation of the original franchise, but “DICE’s interpretation of what Battlefront should be”, as studio head Patrick Söderlund expressed it to Eurogamer.

See the new trailer below:

Jesper K. Kristiansen

Multi-passionate game developer and journalist. Has been writing about the Danish games industry for more than ten years, and creating audio design for both Danish and International games for almost as long.

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