According to some very recent rumors, it now looks like a more likely release time-frame for the much awaited title is late 2015/early 2016
This is good news (if true), the last thing I want to happen to this title is for EA to push it out the door unfinished in typical EA fashion
Well the reasoning behind it really is that EA wants it to release around Ep.VII's opening day so more buzz is stirred for the game. Really, it's Harrison Ford's injury that would've delayed Battlefront.
Watch your mouth kid or you'll find yourself floating home.
Good job kid, but don't get penisy.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO... ... NO, NO, NO, NO... We've waited SOOOO LONG. I was one of the faithful from the LA forums that followed every rumor, every leak, every disappointment. I F#@KING NEED BATTLEFRONT ASAP!!! This is more than a game for me (and of course it's all about me). The game is said to center around the original trilogy, so releasing with the movie shouldn't matter. Just give me my SWBF before I grow any older :/
@guitarded Haven't you seen the E3 2014 Preview? They are still in the early concept stages...
I am a bit confused. The article mentions rumors only by stated "According to some very recent rumors" but I do not see their source or them quoting the actual rumor. Anyone find the source of the rumor, because I can't. The only way this would be credible is if Episode VII was delayed, which they have stated recently it is still on track (even with Harrison Ford's broken leg). If Episode VII comes out December 18th 2015, that will be the same time frame for Battlefront, which is already late 2015.
I'm so worried about this being some micro-transaction fest with 20 different editions, a stormtrooper premium sub where you get all the maps that should be there originally. As well as different guns only available to certain editions. F**k EA if they do any of that.
Oh they certainly will do ALL of that and most likely then some! LOL!
how can you push back a release date that hasnt actually been set?? Stupid phishing for hits article..
possibly referring to internal finish dates, they have those ya know.
Tired of this "delays are good news" angle. It gets developer's off the hook for not planning a proper schedule. Once in a while, fine, but it's so regular these days that I don't give other developers a free pass anymore. In this case there's no release date announced so technically it can't be delayed but please stop with the "I'm glad it's delayed" bs.
if you want the game around when movie comes out it won't be very good. WE have to remember that EA just got the License not that long ago I rather wait for a game even if its fall 2016 to be great, than release it in 2015 in a okay stage. Take your time and do it right
I blame DISNEY for buying the STAR WARS franchise most games are either cancelled or push back
S0 yuo wuld rather wate? LOL
I hope it releases next year at the latest if not they would've been better off not showing anything. ;)
No they wouldn't have. They're better off releasing the game in 2016 alongside Star Wars Episode 7.
Episode 7 comes out on December 18, 2015.
I think there will be plenty of hype flying around when the first Episode VII trailer or teaser lands, I think that would be a great time to launch Battlefront. Damn I remember how totally obsessed when the first episode I teaser dropped, granted the film was garbage but nobody can deny that the trailer itself was brilliant.
What did they show really? A couple conceptual rendered stills... was I the only one extremely disappointed by the lack of substance surrounding this game at e3?
Based on that I seriously doubt it's a 2015 game. They are still at the concept art stage.
Well this might be a really good thing. What I don't want is: 1. a broken game 2. A battlefield game in a star wars skin (this is extremely important and Hardline hasn't giving my much confidence)
These are my exact two worries, I still remember the day I heard pandemic studios closed down and some of the companys former employees leaked a bunch of videos of inhouse builds of Battlefront 3, was a sad day for all gamers, and after years of thinking i'd never see another title in the series, I don't think I'm ready to fully get my hopes up yet that DICE will deliver. The recent behind the scenes video did restore soem faith, but I'm still not ready to hold my breath yet.
DICE is like the one of the best developers when OT comes to open warfare. The only blunders they've made is battlefield 4 launch and some balancing issues in battlefield 3. Their pinball and racing games are good and BFV-BC2 Were near perfect. People give em a bad wrap.
@dcj0524 Battlefield 3 was a mess on consoles even months down the line. It is the main reason I didn't go for battlefield 4 and by the sounds of it I was right not to. Dice has lost that "best developer" credibility because their as two games have not only been poor but filled with bugs that don't get fixed
@dcj0524 I probably should have clarrified, I have full faith in DICE as a developer, I just don't have faith in EA as a publisher to not push a broken game out to stores. In fact I think I remember DICE devs themselves tweeting about bf4, something along the lines of "we're sorry it has so many problems, EA forced our hand to launch" or something like that.
I have faith that they will probably do an incredible job on this. Tech has advanced a long way since the last SWBF game. It looks amazing even at this stage in the development. I can't wait. If it is as good as I hope, I will even shell out for the expensive collectors edition.
I thought they would push it back to release the game around the time of the movie, which may be delayed.
the potential for this game to be epic is huge....Cant wait to play this game on pc and ps4...
It would be awesome if they released it alongside Episode 7 next year :D
Who cares, make it good.
All I can think of is battlefield but everything Star Wars ( don't mean a reskin battlefield) I've always hated military sim type games so boring but space warfare is awesome. And I'm definately interested in seeing Star Wars vehicles and space crafts compared to boring mainstream military vehicles. And don't get me started on how cool the Star Wars architecture is going to be so much cooler than boring sky scrapers and hotels ect.
I wouldn't mind if it releases somewhere between October-December 2015. Fans finally get a new Battlefront game after a decade, and Star Wars Episode VII finally comes out like a month or two later. It's going to do both game and movie a huge boost.
It's EA so not playing it.
That's a healthy mindset. /s
I hate how EA have the Star Wars license and they showed one short snippet of in dev footage from ONE star Wars title. They did not even announce any other SW titles. And you just know despite DICEs efforts that EA is going to balls this one up somehow.
I figured it would be released alongside the movie anyway. I mean surely they are going to cover whatever is in the new movies too?
How can a release date that was never announced be "pushed back"?
I was going to ask the same... did it had a release date to begin with?
Wasn't this a given to start with considering what they dis show at E3.
Best thing about Star Wars battlefront online is after a measly 300 dollars for game + premium + shortcut kits + gold battlefront packs 2.99 each extra I can become a pro over night.........said no one ever...... I'm stoked for the potential of this game but after EA's blatant marriage with micro transactions aka pay to win battlefront online will always be rigged and unbalanced just like BF4 Rank 1 guy has more unlocks than a rank 50 thanks EA. Just a bunch of bs. Awesome way to take the competitive out of competitive multiplayer EA.....thanks to EA's stance on micro transactions within online competitive multiplayer and real gamer that cares about the future of competitive multiplayer has to to hate every EA game that supports it. Want to know a real kicker tho ea makes unlocks buy able but also make the game insanely hard and tedious to level up in. They are literally the greediest gaming developers in the industry twice as bad as Activision and Capcom, yeah I said it. Every commercial successful game EA makes that has micro transactions we become one step closer to destroying competitive online multiplayer. Micro transactions = unbannable risk free modding. To this day I still don't know why EA gets the worst company award every year and pushes micro transactions in all their games and still manages to sell games. Mainstream gamers are going to run this gaming industry into the ground, and all the hardcore gamers can do is just sit and watch the slow destruction or join in.
After seeing EA press conference I didn't expect to see this game until 2016 anyways
Come on, guys, give it time. EA still has to make all of the DLC and microtransaction purchases for the game before it can launch. Stuff like figuring out how to screw your customers over and have them pay you for the privilege takes TIME!
They very clearly stated that they would SHOW MORE in March... They aren't going to show more, than release the game a month later. This game is a early 2016 game at best.
even with a delay, im sure there will be bugs and glitches and broken servers,
If it takes them a little longer to make the game that much better fixing(bugs,glitches)problems then I say go for it I can't wait for this game to come out like the rest of us but I hope they do this to better the experience in the long run for fans and just all around gamers after all EA needs a bit of a jump start after the whole battlefield situation but I think they got this!!!
Makes sense. Word is that Star Wars VII is gonna be May 2016 thanks to Harrison Ford's injury. EA'd best be off releasing Battlefront on opening day, apart from actually wanting the darn game to be finished. Good news on ever front.
did they even mention a release date or window? im pretty sure from what we saw on e3 it would be atleast late 2015 early2016. and so fucking what if it was delayed?
They only got the Star Wars license 1.5 years ago if memory serves me right. Unless this is just a battlefield reskin it should be in dev for at least 3 years. Based on what we saw at e3 it is at least 2 years away
Sorry, but what a pointless article. Did anyone really think it'd release early next year? If EA's trying to release a yearly shooter they usually do it at the end of the year anyways.
Better delayed than released with several bugs and other problems.
Push it back as long as needed, to release a solid game. Nobody wants Starwars BF4..
A release date cant be pushed back if they had none in mind yet anyway. Dice said they are taking their time with this one and that is all they ever said about anything close to a release date. Click baits man.
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