Star Wars Battlefront Gameplay Debuting at E3 2015, Fighter Squadron Mode Discussed

May 14, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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In a new letter from Niklas Fegraeus, the Star Wars Battlefront Design Director thanked everyone for the game’s reception at Star Wars Celebration last month, including the 2,000 people who attended the panel and 3,000 fans who were given an early look at gameplay.

However, he knows that gamers “want to see gameplay and you simply want to know more about the game’s features and learn about what you can look forward to in November.” Since Battlefront is still in development, he can’t talk about everything right now, “but rest assured, your questions will be answered in the coming months as we prepare for launch starting November 17.”

For now, Fegraeus was able to confirm that they have “great plans for E3,” with Star Wars Battlefront gameplay officially debuting at the event, likely during EA’s E3 2015 press conference on June 15.

Fegraeus also discussed why they’ve decided to reboot the Battlefront franchise, rather than make a sequel:

The reason is quite simple: we want to pay homage to this beloved franchise, while making our own stamp for a new generation. The way we want to do this is by taking inspiration from the old games’ foundations, like the use of both 1st and 3rd person views and the ability to play as heroes. We want to then create a new direction where we add features and capabilities you’ve never seen before.

He continued:

For example, we have created new game modes and made new maps to cater to their specific experience. You could see a tiny snippet of this in our trailer where you saw the Fighter Squadron mode, where you engage in huge Starfighter battles over canyons big enough to be truly epic. Then, for those not in the mood for large scale battles, we have created Missions where players can, for example, take on armies of AI or test their piloting skills. All our Missions can be played either alone or cooperatively, making them perfect for some quick Star Wars action when you have a friend over.

What we want to make sure is that each Star Wars fan can have something really awesome to look forward to, be that epic online battles or an instant skirmish alone or with a friend.

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[Source: EA Star Wars]