Star Wars Battlefront’s sequel is coming this year!
While the 2015 edition of Battlefront focused on locations and characters from the original trilogy, EA says that the sequel will span multiple Star Wars eras, though there are no specifics yet as to what those eras will be.
The original Battlefront itself a reboot of the Star Wars shooter series which was developed by Battlefield studio DICE, but the increased scope of the sequel means more teams will be working on the project. The new Battlefront will be co-developed by DICE, new Montreal-based EA studio Motive, and Burnout and Need for Speed studio Criterion. EA says the currently untitled Star Wars shooter will be available sometime this holiday season. No platforms have been announced yet.
EA also revealed that Mass Effect studio BioWare is working on a brand-new property that the publisher believes “has the potential to fundamentally disrupt the way people think about an action title, bringing friends together to play in exhilarating new ways.”