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DICE 'well into development' on Star Wars: Battlefront

DICE is "well into development" on next-gen multiplayer shooter Star Wars: Battlefront, EA Games Label president Frank Gibeau has revealed. (PC, PS3, PS4, Star Wars Battlefront, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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Prcko  +   737d ago
can't w8 to see gameplay
oh my....
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JunioRS101  +   737d ago
So when you knife someone...

Is it a lightsaber?
iBlackyi  +   737d ago
Stormtroopers dont have lightsabers.......

and no knifes pls, this isnt cod.
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Campy da Camper  +   737d ago | Funny
These are not the load outs you were looking for....
kateson15   736d ago | Spam
raiden-49  +   736d ago
good old rifle butting your enemy
loulou  +   736d ago
ofcourse they are. they are just reskinning bf4.

imo in the interest of balance, the should make all guns per class with the same power, just use different skins, and different colour lasers.

same with the vehicles.

dices weapon tinkering was not really welcome, and you can still find weapons that are overpowered
3-4-5  +   737d ago
This means Star Wars Battlefront - November 2014
Larry L  +   737d ago
I would expect a little later, like Spring '15, since I'd assume it's such a huge game content wise. But they seem to be putting BF4 together very quickly, and they seem to be talking as though they are already planning for a second SWBF, so maybe you're right.

Either way, we'll have gameplay by next E3 for sure.
modesign  +   736d ago
pre trailer will be nov 2014, trailer will be may 2015, first gameplay preview at e3 2015, and release spring 2016.
3-4-5  +   736d ago
This year we get BF4, Next we get SWBF in late 2014, 2015 we get a new BF game.

2016/2017 a new Star Wars BF game.
millgate1  +   737d ago
I just really hope this doesn't turn out to be a Battlefield game with a Star Wars theme. I also hope they give us bots.
Larry L  +   737d ago
Ummmm.......did you, or any of the 5 people who agreed with you ever actually play SWBF1 & 2........or perhaps you never played Battlefield 2. But since you don't seem to know, BattleFront 1 and 2 IS just Battlefield with a Star Wars theme. If you liked them, why would you not want more of that?

Or is it that you're saying you didn't like BattleFront 1 and 2 because it was just Battlefield with a Star Wars theme?
H0RSE  +   736d ago
You're out of your mind if you think that , Larry.

The gameplay in Battlefront and BF2 are completely different. From the overall pace of the game, to the weapon and shooting mechanics, there are vast differences.
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Prime9244  +   736d ago
@Larry L

You are seriously dumb... just.. dumb, for writing that.. lets see

Battlefield = Great first person shooter

Battlefront(until now) = Shitty graphics, shitty game mechanics, third person view, shitty fighting mechanics etc etc... bad maps, poor choose of players/characters etc etc. and so much more.
Panthers  +   736d ago
It better be a TPS and not a FPS. Dont ruin this game guys!
millgate1  +   736d ago
@Larry, yes I have played both Battlefront 1 and 2 AND Battlefield 2. I do realize that the gameplay in both games are similar (Battlefront is quite more chaotic however). When I say what I said I mean I want it to be a Battlefront game and not something that looks like it could be included as a DLC pack for BF4. Battlefront is much more chaotic, even on very large maps like Hoth, it was still very fast paced, I want that kept and many other small features but of course adding new innovative things.

@Panthers, it has been confirmed, just like in BF1 and 2, that you will be able to switch from both 1st and 3rd person perspectives. http://www.videogamer.com/x...
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Larry L  +   736d ago
Well I certaily agree that SWBF is more chaotic than BF2, but that's because of the maps themselves, more so than the gameplay. Most of the maps were essentially just "lanes", so squads going from "flag" to "flag" would usually just meet head on, as opposed to BF which has well designed realistic village and city maps where squads can skulk about the map and be more tactical. This is down to the dev too. Pandemic were ambitious for sure, but their execution was off and seemed a bit lazy. This includes map design.

When you're playing SWBF in a squad of people working together, I find the gameplay and pacing very similar. Obviously I'm talking about playing Domination.

And to Horse who said weapons are totally different, I completely disagree. A rocket launcher is a rocket launcher, a sniper rifle is a sniper rifle, a grenade is a grenade, an assault rifle is an assault rifle, and a LMG is a LMG. Just putting a different skin on the gun model and making them fire red and blue laser bolts instead of bullets doesn't make them all that different really.
H0RSE  +   736d ago
@Larry L

I wasn't talking about the skins or appearance of the weapons, I was talking about the way they handled, like recoil and spread, which s why I said "weapon and shooting mechanics." I was referring to both the weapon mechanics (recoil, ironsights, etc.) and the shooting mechanics (accuracy, bullet spread, etc.) They are clearly different from BF2.
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ATi_Elite  +   736d ago
...AND once again the gaming Gods have blessed us!

DICE making Star Wars Battlefront on the Frostbite 3 Engine. The only thing that could make that better is if every game came with a real life Lightsaber and a Hot Model to make you sandwiches while you game!
PurpHerbison  +   736d ago
I want more than sandwiches from a hot model...
yeahokchief  +   736d ago
@ Ati_elite

hot model WEARING a princess leia slave outfit ftfy
Blachek  +   736d ago
Uh... If I knew that the game included a Hot Model, I would make sure I ate a good meal before she got back to my house.

I would also be sure to kill any and all AC in my home, to make the whole wearing clothes problem easier to solve.
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yeahokchief  +   736d ago
Well i'd hope that they're well into developing that shit....

They said battlefield and battlefront will alternate years. So with BF4 coming out this year that means Battlefront will be a 2014 release.

That's not a whole lot of time.
MizTv  +   736d ago
I just hope it isn't as hard to fly like in bf3
titletownrelo  +   736d ago
cant wait to roll around as a droid.
LAZURR GUNS!!! - pew pew pew
solidt12  +   736d ago
I hope they show something at the Spike Video Game Awards this year. And a new Mass Effect.
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MariaHelFutura  +   737d ago
So excited for this.
Crazyglues  +   737d ago

too excited for this, I just feel like Dice of all the FPS studio guys are some of the best, and they fit the battlefront style so well.. (So I feel confident that they are doing an amazing job)

-And because of that, I can't wait to see what they did, I know it's going to be amazing..

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Larry L  +   737d ago
The match just makes sense. I mean aside from Jedi/Sith, BattleFront 1&2 are basically just Star Wars skinned Battlefield 2s, right? Sure, that's being droll and not giving the games the credit they deserve, but being overly simplistic, that's what it is.

So, what better developer to take the helm of the BattleFront series, I say?

Now it's time for wishlists for people to start making with unreachable expectations, so they can all be disappointed when the game comes out, and can then bash the game on internet message boards. And perhaps start a boycott because they are so upset.

I'll tell you one thing though, I doubt Dice is going to get CoD level sales numbers with BF4 that they are hoping for and probably deserve. But when they finally unleash a new Star Wars BattleFront upon a gaming public that has been salivating for one for like 10 years or more.........we may see a sales record that just shatters the title holder (whether it be CoD or GTA5). I'd bet close to 20 million or more.
Majin-vegeta  +   737d ago
I swear they better not dumb the gameplay down on this.Or they will never hear the end of it from me.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   737d ago
It's DICE, it will be BF-2142 realized in the star wars universe.. -some may complain of a steep learning curve,. like all battlefield series.
One of the most anticipated games of next gen.. for me at least.
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Conzul  +   737d ago
BF2142 is the best thing EA ever did. I'm still holding out for a 2143.
InTheZoneAC  +   736d ago
BF has a learning curve?

How does any respawn based run n gun FPS have a learning curve?

Battlefield is easily my favorite FPS, but FPS generally are easy to pick up and play, pretty much why every little kid and xbot plays FPS and nothing else.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   736d ago

Conquest Capture points, there is a very specific order of capture,.. to insure success.

Vehicles,. Mastering the Tank, APC's, Jets, & copters,. takes a little time to become a beast while using.

Rush has different lanes to memorize, to either block or attack.
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Blachek  +   736d ago
You are correct that there is a learning curve, but I would disagree with many of your points because they are strategy based.

From a control aspect, it's very standard... however when you implement vehicles you encounter some relatively complicated controls.

It's not hard to get a Jet into the air, or a Helicopter to hover... but it is difficult to dog fight another jet or to pilot the helicopter into a firefight between buildings and level it off for your gunners to have any effect.

The difficulty lies in mastery, every weapon has a different feel. Weapons require an additional learning experience when partnered with new or different attachments.

Vehicles can be powerful, but driven or piloted by a master and they can change the outcome of the battle and match.

Understanding kits requires patience and experience, knowing where to benefit your team most or the best instance to utilize different tools is essential in being successful at the game.

Majin Vegeta,
I agree with you, one of the most frustrating things a series can do is change the learning curve reducing the skills acquired by long time fans. Tribes 3 did that to me on PC years back after being a long-time player of both Tribes 1 & 2.

Battlefield has a moderate learning curve, but I agree that as a FPS it has a relatable control structure that is easy to pick up on because we've been exposed to the basics before.
I've got to ask, why the negative reference to Xbox owners? As if there aren't people playing FPS on a Playstation or "little kids" being introduced to the genre...

This thread is a celebration that Dice is working on a project with a good history and strong fan base... not a flame battle. Relax and enjoy on whatever console or pc you would like.
iamnsuperman  +   737d ago
I agree I hope to go they do not ruin this game. Battlefield is a great franchise
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ExCest  +   737d ago
Lawndart1981  +   737d ago
Really interested to see how DICE handles this
Vladplaya  +   737d ago
Well sense I am kipping BF4 and I always wanted another 2142, I am seriously excited for this one. Hopefully it will turn out to be a great game!
FarCryLover182  +   737d ago
I'm not a fan of Star Wars, but I'll be buying this day one.
FITgamer  +   737d ago
How can you not be a fan of Star Wars? Now Star Trek would be understandable, just kidding...but seriously.
bumnut  +   736d ago
I'm a big star wars fan but I don't like new star wars.

Will this game will be old star wars?

Don't want any jar jar binks crap going on.
Gamesgbkiller  +   737d ago
I want take the fight to the space and comeback to the ground without loading.

Its going to be EPIC!
CrimsonStar  +   737d ago
lol that would be crazy
titletownrelo  +   737d ago
What if a moon was a map, and if you ran in one direction you would come back to where you were 0__0
MizTv  +   736d ago
Sounds like that should be in MassEffect4
chasegarcia  +   737d ago
Will buy if it plays like the originals.It must have third person view(like Socom) and objectives worth fighting for(no deathmatch).
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nick309  +   737d ago
I trust dice to give an amazing game.
dcj0524  +   737d ago
Battlefront 2 had third person and first person as will this. Dice being a fps studio I'll assume the fps part will be more polisged than previous titles.
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andreasx  +   737d ago
I hope they don't rush the game out of the gate, i want this game to be a TRUE successor to BF 2
ZeekQuattro  +   737d ago
Hopefully the game won't be ruined with microtransactions. Dice is an extension of EA afterall.
MiasmaDodo  +   737d ago
like I said for all the "EA hate" people have.
...I am glad they are pumping a lot of $$$ into this Franchise, and I am sure everyone will be happy.

Day 1 purchase. (character customization please?)
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aliengmr  +   737d ago
They did exactly that with TOR and it was wildly successful... oh wait.
FalconR289  +   737d ago
Man I can't wait to play as the Galactic Empire!
ThyPizzaGod  +   737d ago
Fap fap fap fap fap fap
CrimsonStar  +   737d ago
The fap is strong with this one.
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iceman06  +   737d ago
Careful you are...or dehydrated you may be!!!
TongkatAli  +   737d ago
Next Gen sales are going to explode.
gamertk421  +   737d ago
It's unfortunate that your post was right after the last one...
BattleTorn  +   737d ago
Can't wait to see the new & improved Heroes & Villians!
iBlackyi  +   737d ago
Im really excited for this... i hope they will put the galaxy conquest from battlefront 2 in. It was my favourite part of the whole game.
KillrateOmega  +   737d ago
I have been waiting YEARS for this game, so please, Dice, please do not screw this up.
WeAreLegion  +   737d ago
Win! I can't wait!
Iceman_Nightmare  +   737d ago
Awesome! but what about Mirror's Edge 2? Is that one on hold in the mean time?
Loki86  +   737d ago
Excellent news from the look of the trailer, I thought this would have been in very early development. Can't wait to see this realtime.
ovnipc  +   737d ago
This is BF with SW MOD. LOL.
H0RSE  +   737d ago
I really hope DICE's "vision" of Battlefront, doesn't end up being Battlefield: Star Wars. I don't mind if they have destructible environments or whatnot, but one of the key aspects of the Battlefront games was the gunplay, and needless to say, they are nothing like Battlefield.

Where Battlefield takes a more "realistic" approach to gunplay, Battlefront was much more "arcadey," from the weapon mechanics to the the lack of ironsights, the game overall was much more accessible as far as gunplay went. I don't want ironsights. I don't want realistic recoil or similar weapon behavior. And I REALLY don't want melee kills or dog tags.

I see they are leaving in the 1st and 3rd person options, so that at least is a good sign, but I can't help but be skeptical that they are going to "modernize" the game too much, and have it playing like every other shooter on the market, but with a Star Wars theme to it.
InTheZoneAC  +   736d ago
Star Wars with similar BF mechanics, no knifing, how can you complain?

Realistic shooting and saber duels would be bad ass.
H0RSE  +   736d ago
Realistic shooting might be "badass" to you, but it goes against a defining feature of Battlefront. One of the things that made Battlefront so fun, was that it played like a game, not like a shooting sim, or even a realistic combat FPS. I'd much rather play something along the lines of Quake 3 or RTCW, than BF3 or CS.
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InTheZoneAC  +   736d ago

battlefront was fun, but I have always wanted a realistic star wars game in first person view

battlefield isn't even that hardcore of a realistic game, yet you'd complain if battlefront was like that? wow...

all those arcadey FPS games like halo, quake, unreal, no thanks!
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aliengmr  +   736d ago

Have to agree, for as much as Battlefront and Battlefield were similar, they ultimately became very different. Battlefront had a certain "charm" that may end up being lost if made more like Battlefield.
o-Sunny-o  +   737d ago
I want to pick Jar Jar Binks with a suicide bomb on my chest and destroy the vehicles with kamikaze. ^~^
PygmelionHunter  +   737d ago
I'm sure we'd all like that ._.
RedDeadLB  +   737d ago
I seriously hope they don't just reskin Battlefield.
Kidmyst  +   737d ago
I like the vastness of the Battlefield games so I expect DICE will do a good job with this.
modesign  +   736d ago
i hope they incorporate a single player story with it.
H0RSE  +   736d ago
It would be cool to have a story mode, and seeing the Star Wars universe brought to life with cinematic cut scenes.
InTheZoneAC  +   736d ago
I'm a big fan of TPS, but I think I'll enjoy this game more if it were a FPS.

Hopefully DICE does it right and makes it the complete star wars game we've all been waiting for.
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