Star Wars: Battlefront

EA Explains Why Star Wars: Battlefront Had No Single Player Campaign

Star Wars Battlefront Releasing In 2015 On PS4

Here is a big question many have been asking: why didn’t Star Wars Battlefront have a single player campaign? There certainly seems to be the desire for one from the community. During the Q&A Session of Electronic Arts’ Investor Day, Wedbush Securities Analyst Michael Pachter asked the publisher’s executive team this very question. Actually, he hit them hard stating they had “blown it” with the NBA brand and saying they didn’t really make a very high rated Star Wars game either. EA Studios Executive Vice President Patrick Söderlund provided an answer on behalf of the company, briefly addressing the NBA brand and focusing on why Battlefront didn’t have a single player campaign: “So, I would agree with you on NBA, that is something that we struggled with as an organization and so we have a different plan in play right now, but we hope to rectify that. Overall, if you look at…

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Battlefront: YouTuber goes 159 and 0 as Greedo

159 killstreak zero deaths Greedo gameplay on Endor Star wars Battlefront (80 kills in 5 minutes)

Have you ever seen a 159-0 kill streak as Greedo in Star Wars: Battlefront? If not, then you’re going to want to watch this video because a YouTuber not only did it, but did it and recorded it. This is pretty awesome, actually. He gets 80 kills in 5 minutes. It’s a 159 killstreak caught on film. Not only is it cool that he went 159-0, but he also avoided taking even a single point of damage for more than seven minutes in the video. It would appear that he is quite overpowered when compared to his enemies. He one-shots most of them before they even get a chance to do any damage to him. From the uploader: “New personal best. Could have gotten more had I not flanked during the first phase and messed around in the Ewok village in second phase.” While some people think it’s cool, others…

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A Battlefront II Proposal

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If you’ve played Star Wars: Battlefront II to completion, there’s a chance you may already know this, or perhaps you’ve heard about it in the forums on on the subReddit for Battlefield II. There is a marriage proposal in the credits. It scrolls quickly and if you’re not paying attention, you might miss it but it says: “Luci Wolfe, will you marry me?” It’s actually quite fun when games and movies put little notes, messages, or puns in their credits. In fact, many movie-goers know the trend for many movies to now show extra footage after the credits roll so people will stick around in the theater later to see the credits and this extra footage. So what is the real story behind this marriage proposal? Every so often in the game communities, this topic will come up again and people want to know: Who is Luci? Did she say…

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EA Admits “Conscious” Omission of Battlefront Single-player Campaign, Promises One for Sequel

Star Wars Battlefront

Long blasted for lack of depth and more specifically for the lack of a single-player campaign, Star Wars: Battlefront has done very well nonetheless. DICE, the creators of the game, have always maintained that they had aimed at making a multi-player game, one that would allow players to relive the iconic battles of the classic Star Wars movies. Still something was definitely amiss, and the other day, EA’s Patrick Soderlund has finally come forth and confessed. He admitted that the decision to release the game without a single-player campaign had been a conscious one, driven by marketing reasons. More specifically, the team wanted to have the game released early, to take advantage of the Star Wars buzz generated by the release of The Force Awakens. In that respect, they have indeed accomplished their mission, but this marketing success came at a steep cost. The Battlefront community is still deeply offended,…

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Star Wars Outer Rim Free to Play This Weekend

Outer Rim Free to Play This Weekend

The first Star Wars: Battlefront DLC pack, Outer Rim, will be made available to players for free this weekend, more precisely from May 13 to May 15. This way, those who didn’t think the $15 DLC cost was worth it, will get a taste of what they’re missing, and maybe they will make up their minds to get Outer Rim, a potentially good move for those who want to play on for several more months, as apparently none of the DLC’s coming after Outer Rim will work without it. The promotional offer covers all four of the new maps, The Palace Garage, Jabba’s Palace, the Pipelines on Sullust and the Sorosuub Refinery as well as the new game mode (extraction) brought about by Outer Rim. Players will be able to give the two new heroes a go too. What they won’t be able to access though are the new Star…

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Confirmed

Star Wars Battlefront 2 confirmed

Huge news was released today for Battlefront fans. Following EA’s tease earlier this year that there would be sequels, we had an official release today about the very first: Star Wars Battlefront 2. EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said during an earnings call yesterday that Battlefront 2 will have “bigger and better worlds.” He added that it will make use of content from “the new movies,” though he didn’t name any outright. The first Battlefront only featured content from the original Star Wars trilogy. This is going to be exciting news for fans of The Force Awakens as well. Jorgensen said: Next year we’ll see Star Wars Battlefront back with bigger and better worlds, because we now have the new movies to work off [and] not just the historical movies that we used before. So what else can we expect from this sequel? Well, new characters will be a start. While there have been expansion…

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Star Wars: Battlefront – May 4 in the Books

Star Wars Battlefront - May 4 in the Books

May 4 is the official Star Wars Day and to celebrate, the creators of Battlefront have treated their Xbox, PC and PlayStation-based clients to a bunch of freebies which had indeed been promised some time ago. DICE have long promised a wealth of new content for the game which has often been called shallow and lacking on this front. After the first DLC (Outer Rim) met expectations, the next DLC (Bespin) is scheduled for release in June. This week though, the developer launched a May update, which has ironed out an impressive number of bugs and problems, while setting the stage for the May 4 goodies. What exactly are we talking about though? For starters, players were encouraged to just log in, and those who did certainly found it worth their while: they received 4,444 credits they could spend the way they saw it fit. This was obviously a massive…

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Battlefront May Update Lined Up – What to Expect?

Closest to perfect game I've gotten

To address the alleged shallowness of their much-hyped Star Wars: Battlefront, DICE have come up with an impressive solution: throw content at the player-base every now and then and make that content as easy on the eyes and as appealing gameplay-wise as possible. Their recently released Outer Rim expansion represented the first stage of this strategy and it looks like it hit the nail on the head, although it came packed with bugs, which have to be ironed out. While the next DLC is scheduled for June, the team will not rest on their laurels till then. In fact, there’s a major update scheduled for May and although its release date is not yet set, most believe that it will come in the early part of the month. Obviously, the first objective of the update will be to iron out the problems and bugs brought about by Outer Rim, of…

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Some Great Outer Rim Easter Eggs and Canon-tributes

Some Great Outer Rim Easter Eggs and Canon-tributes

The first expansion pack to DICE’s popular Star Wars: Battlefront, Outer Rim, was sure to be a major hit with players, some of whom had decried a certain lack of depth plaguing the original release. Meant to address just that issue, Outer Rim brought tons of new content, including new locations like Jabba the Hutt’s palace and the factories of Sullust. The game has always done a great job in the authenticity department, placing players smack in the middle of the Star Wars universe, and through Outer Rim, that has been taken to a new level. In addition to graphical perfection, the creators of the game have been extremely keen on details, strewing several canon-references over the new locations. Jabba the Hutt’s throne-room is rife with such artifacts. In fact, the room itself is a rather iconic presence in this respect. Jabba’s throne is the centerpiece, but the rancor pit…

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More New Content Coming For Star Wars: Battlefront

More New Content Coming For Star Wars Battlefront

Emboldened by the success of their recently released Outer Rim Expansion, the creators of Star Wars: Battlefront have put out an announcement the other day, promising still more great content to come, some of which will apparently be free. While it’s been known for a while that Bespin is set to land in June, laden with new content, DICE have made public more details about it, as well as about the various events meant to drive player engagement scheduled for May. There will apparently be more community missions, double-score weekends, as well as special login events, all meant to hand players new opportunities to collect more XP, credits and items in ever more entertaining ways. In addition to all the above, there will be new Hutt Contracts as well, which will yield Star Card rewards, such as the Ion Neutralizer and the Bacta Bomb. On May 4, to celebrate Star…

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