Star Wars Battlefield

Now that EA has exclusive rights to publish Star Wars games, I hope they take full advantage of the license.  Not that I expect a whole lot from EA with an infamous track record like theirs, but I still believe they have tech, talent, and precedence to leverage in favor of some really good Star Wars games.  The one I’m waiting for is Star Wars Battlefront in the Frostbite 3 engine.  I want to see Star Wars Battlefield.

star wars battlefield

Imagine the Frostbite 3 engine with destructible environments. Imagine being able to fly an X-Wing out of a hangar aboard a Mon Calamari Cruiser, dog fight with a TIE Figher, then nose dive through the atmosphere of a planet to join a war being waged on the ground with AT-ATs laying siege to a Rebel base. Maps could take place throughout the Star Wars timeline, with vehicles, weapons, tech, and ‘classes’ providing an enormous breadth of choices and possibilities.

Battlefront was always an amazing idea with underwhelming execution.  Battlefield is always an average idea with incremental execution.  Combine the two and you’ll have an amazing idea with an incremental execution which may just revive and perfect both franchises with one stone.

Anyone else have any cool ideas you wish EA would explore now that they have a force-grip hold on one of the most amazing licenses in the galaxy?

Update: Apparently it has been said already (like a day or two ago) that there’s a good chance this will happen.

“The opportunity to do a new Battlefront, for example, which is one of the very popular Star Wars games, or some of the other traditional games that were made, is very exciting.”

And here’s a video of what they DIDN’T do with Battlefront 3…

  • Well they said dice, visceral, and bioware will each make a New Star Wars game.

    Soo I’d guess dice will make a fps, visceral will make a action / adventure game, and bioware will make a rpg.

  • “Battlefield is always an average idea with incremental execution”
    The later ones yes.. 1942 was great. battlefield 2 was pretty good as well, but not as good as 1942.

    I am not sure I would like a starwars battlefield.. Why not make a battlefield and a starwars battlefront? many people happy 🙂

  • @Bartillo: I think that’s the way it’ll happen. I wish Bioware more than a blurry shadow if its former self; KotOR would be a great revival if I trusted them to do it right.

    @Zyler: It’ll be Star Wars Battlefront, but I think they should make it in the Battlefield engine and style. They will, of coarse, make Battlefield as well.

    @Gankatron: Just want we need. 😀

  • Man this topic lost me at EA, it will be monetized and pillage like everything EA touches unfortunately. I’m waiting for Star Wars Battlefield 2014/2015/2016 each adding one morsel of content and

  • Did EA Monetize Battlefield? I think the closest they get is DLC and season passes. I’m no fan of EA, but Battlefield isn’t a horrible franchise, and Battlefront was always a mediocre execution on a great idea. Combining the two could be a real win for everyone.

  • EA has said that all games they make will be in frostbite 3 from now on (till its upgraded of course)