Fans are talking about the release of Star Wars: Battlefront. That’s nothing new. We’re all excited about the game and anxious for updates about when we’ll get to check it out for ourselves (finally). Reports say that development may be delayed on this game as DICE has stopped working on upcoming releases. We don’t mind waiting for it, honestly, as long as we get the game and not another disappointment or cancelled title. The internet was abuzz today with rumors about the release and the possibility that it will line up with the release of Star Wars: Episode VII.
Will it be awhile before we get the chance to play this highly anticipated game? Most signs point to yes.
However, Viktor Lundberg (Developer and soundtrack musician) recently posted a Twitter message mentioning that he was looking forward to “playtesting” the game-playable alpha and beta versions of the game are available internally, Starwars-Holonet.com reports.
Breathecast has this to say, “While Digital Creative Entertainment has yet to make any official announcement regarding the release date of ‘Star Wars Battlefront 3’, speculations are rife that the new game will arrive in late 2015 or early 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.”
Based on the dates, this would put us around the time of the Episode VII release, which I have to say does not look like a coincidence.
“What we’re building is more rooted in the traditional Star Wars Universe and not so much necessarily linked to the movies being made,” Electronic Arts official Patrick Soderland said, according to the site.
“Obviously, there will be things in there that are somewhat tied to the new movie.”
I think it’s safe to say that they will also want to use the popularity of the movie to boost the sales of the game. It makes sense, really. While I do think the game would be popular if released now (as soon as it was ready), I also think placing it around the holidays is always a smart choice and then also matching it up to the release of the movie is just going to make even more sense in financial terms. More hype= more sales.