E3 2013: Star Wars Battlefront Won’t Be A Clone
Let’s be honest, only half of EA’s press conference was actually good. You know, the half where they didn’t talk about sports titles for half an hour and revealed games like Garden Warfare, Dragon Age II and, most importantly, the rebirth of Star Wars Battlefront. We were only treated to a brief teaser, but developers DICE have stated in an interview their plans to bring back one of the most requested franchises by fans around the world.
It would be really easy to think that developers DICE would simply try to amalgamate all their knowledge of shooters from the Battlefield series with a Star wars setting. Fortunately, you’d be wrong, as Executive Producer for Battlefield, Patrick Bach, spoke about the careful consideration the developer is handling this franchise with.
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“We don’t want Star Wars plus Battlefield, because that would be boring, right? LucasArts wanted us to build a Battlefront game.”
That said, Bach was questioned on some of the core features that player can expect from their take on the franchise.
“In general, we wouldn’t build a game that is a copy of someone else’s game, we couldn’t do that. We’re too stubborn and too annoying for people to think we could do that. Star Wars: Battlefront is still in the earliest of stages at DICE, so it is still figuring out what we want to build while it looks at the history of the Battlefront franchise to reverse engineer it…to find out what it was supposed to be.”
So we take rest easy knowing that DICE isn’t simply trying to cash in with one of the most beloved franchises in gaming today, but I wouldn’t bet on seeing anything solid in the next few months.
However, if that results in a Battlefront game that has made this wait more than worth it, I don’t mind one bit.