During a talk given at BAFTA in London, DICE Executive Producer Patrick Bach talked about the release and their nerves of living up to the license with the Star Wars Franchise.
“So… that’s pretty cool. Who would’ve thought Star Wars would be made in Sweden?”
“It’s quite interesting. For some strange reason – coincidence, I don’t know – we had a discussion at the office about what happened to Battlefront. You know, the old IP that someone else made that was a ripoff of Battlefield. Bastards! We should’ve made it. It was a competition of powers. We couldn’t do both at the same time.”
“For some reason EA was negotiating with Lucas slash Disney, as to whom should make the new Star Wars games. And just a week later it was like, ‘Oh, by the way, that discussion you were having about Star Wars? Do you want to make it?’… ‘Well, yeah.'”
“We weren’t as cocky when we got the chance, because to take on something like this is scary, as you can imagine. You can only screw up, right? We’ve been promising ourselves if we’re doing this we need to do it right. So trust me, we’re hard at work to figure this one out.”
Battlefront is scheduled for 2015 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.