EA plans to release a follow-up to last year’s Star Wars: Battlefront coming sometime in 2017. This comes after an EA publisher announced it during an investor call.
Battlefront was not listed on EA’s slated titles for its 2017 fiscal year. It’s now led to believe that the game could be released sometime from April to December of next year (FYI EA 2017 fiscal year ends in March). Battlefront has had an earning of 14million copies sold since its release back in November.
EA’s chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen, during the call, said: “We’ll most likely have one Star Wars title a year for the next three to four years”. Jorgensen also said EA will also follow-up the Battlefront sequel in 2018 with an untitled Star Wars project that’s being developed by Visceral Games. Video game director and writer Amy Hennig (former director for the Uncharted series), is the creative director for that specific Star Wars game.
Jorgensen also added that EA’s Star Wars titles will merge its storyline from the new Anthology films which include Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and an untitled Han Solo movie. We first got a glimpse of this in the free Battlefront DLC “Battle of Jakku”, that released back in early December. Last week, Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment also announced it’s in the development of a new Star Wars game for EA.
If the cycle of EA games are to include the Battlefront series, would this mean there would be no Battlefield title for 2017?