Submitted by Prcko 643d ago | news

EA almost didn't put DICE on new Star Wars Battlefront game, says EA exec

Electronic Arts announced DICE as the developer of a new Star Wars Battlefront game, but the publisher was planning to put a different studio on it until DICE "begged to do it," said EA's Patrick Söderlund in an interview with CVG. (PC, PS4, Star Wars Battlefront, Xbox One)

WorldGamer  +   643d ago
Well, I think when a studio is so enthusiastic about a project and their main, staple game (BF Series) shares a lot of similarities with material in question, EA could have done a lot worst than DICE.

As long as they respect the source material and only implement changes/updates when needed, I can see this new project being a nice progression of the Battlefront series.

Can't wait to see what they come up with.
Mr_Nuts  +   643d ago
They better not ruin this, I mean they better not add stuff which is in Battlefield, COD every other multiplayer game these days. They should just stick to the formula that we had

No custom loadouts, no perks, no paid stuff, no items which give you an advantage, no loadout points etc

Just give us the pre set classes which are balanced and let us pick the person which fits our play style.

I'm just scared that they will use this game as the game to take on COD...since Medal of Honour hasn't been good the past two times. I'd rather them use Battlefield and Bad Company to take on COD and let Battlefront 3 be different
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ExPresident  +   643d ago
'No custom loadouts, no perks, no paid stuff, no items which give you an advantage, no loadout points etc'

We could only wish lol, but me and you both know that will be a pipe dream.
Mr_Nuts  +   643d ago
I know but I hope it does happen

Look at how much more fun Uncharted 2 was compared to Uncharted 3 after they added all that crap.

It's like the perfect example of how multiplayer gimmicks can ruin a games online
PurpHerbison  +   643d ago
You already know that most of what you are scared of WILL happen, right? I don't want to burst your bubble but we have to be realistic about this and not get our hopes up.
Mr_Nuts  +   643d ago
Well if most people know that this will happen shouldn't we start complaining so it won't happen

What's the point waiting years for another Battlefront if it's going to turn into something which isn't Battlefront
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pixelsword  +   643d ago
Oh, I'm sure they will.

You'll probably have Tauntaun armor, too.
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jmc8888  +   643d ago
Well the thing is alot of the stuff they added, made the genre better.

If you play Battlefront II now it is very dated and archaic. Very fun for it's time, but changes are definitely needed besides a graphics bump.

Custom loadouts would be great, especially if the loadouts are constrained to the various classes. What I'm saying is all classes have different weapons and abilities to choose from.

Now I can live with or without CoD style airstrikes and such, but in a world where there is a clone army potentially able to be called in, it would make sense. Seeing a Attack of the Clones style helicopter type craft with a clone on a big machine laser gun shooting around would make the game feel more like an actual Star Wars Battle.

I wouldn't mind seeing some match end with the Death Star in orbit firing at the planet....much like a Battlefront version of Nuketown end game nuke detonation.

Battlefield 3 had some great vehicles. I can't wait to see what they do with Star Wars style ones.

I also hope we have space battles. It would be fun to have one side try to protect the Death Star, while another try to destroy it (both Star Wars and ROTJ style would be great).

I see this as more of a fun fantasy take on the multiplayer shooter.

Someone did make a CoD mode that turned it into a CoD: Battlefront style game and it looked great. Never played it though.

Battlefield 3 was really great, especially the PC version which avoided the limitations on the 360/PS3. Great level design. Big open maps. Small close quarters maps. Maps where you jump off the side of a mountain to get down to the next part.

When you think of the wild worlds in the Star Wars universe you can come up with some great stuff. Lava eruptions on Mustafar. Sandstorms on Tatooine. Jungle. Urban. A wide variety of locales and the ability to make them any way they want because of the license afforded to invent the unseen alien worlds.

No matter what Battlefront 3 can be both different and similar from BF3/4 and CoD and still pay homage to its Star Wars license and Battlefront roots.

I for one can't wait.
DeadlyFire  +   642d ago
We all know there is already a Pre-order now to get the Darth Vader's journey map pack with an exclusive flamethrower and jetpack for your soldier. Map design has to be pretty stellar in this new game if there is a class with a jetpack, vehicles, and so on. I don't expect jedi to be a big role in the game if the story is leading up to the new movies. Since most Jedi are endangered by that time.

Maps should be better than ever before. 64 player multiplayer, Destruction?, Swords/lightsabers(if in the game with a class. Should not be invincible.), jetpacks, rockets, poison darts?, Thermal detonators, and more?

Considering how DICE is actually pushing a story in Battlefield 3, and Battlefield 4. What direction will they take a Star Wars story. Could we see the precursor to a new war for the upcoming Star Wars films?
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GiggMan  +   643d ago
Damn I wonder who they were going to get to do it... The Medal of Honor team? *shivers*
Neixus  +   643d ago
probably, i'm glad they chose patrick bach to lead the game
DOMination-  +   643d ago
Isn't that who dice la are? (The devs for this)

I thought they just renamed danger close to dice la
NatureOfLogic  +   643d ago
Meh, I want to see some new games and ideals for next gen. Sequels and remakes won't do it for me.
esemce  +   643d ago
I hope it is at the same level of quality as the Battlefield games and not just rushed out in time for the new movie.

2015 release should give them plenty of time.
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Soldierone  +   643d ago
Hopefully no air vehicles, and if there are any then only in the space based maps like the past Battlefront games. That way all the Battlefield "Elite" scrubs can't jump in them and spawn camp the hell out of your base.

Tried playing BF3 again and its either getting kicked by stupid admin that suck, or spawn camping galore.

Don't ruin Battlefront. Dont go make a medal of honor with it, make a SEPARATE GAME that PLAYS DIFFERENTLY than Battlefield.
NioRide  +   642d ago
I'd like them to be more specific on this "dice" event, Because last time they announced that DICE LA would be the ones behind the game.

Who are the guys who made the horrible Medal of honor warfighter.

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