Electronic Arts today announced via Twitter that the Star Wars: Battlefront II reveal will be coming this Saturday, April 15.
The first official news of the sequel to 2015’s first-person Star Wars shooter (itself a reboot of 2004’s first- and third-person shooter of the same name) was announced by EA by Twitter, but then deleted just a few hours later. However, the information is still available on the Star Wars: Battlefront blog. The game’s debut trailer will be revealed at Star Wars Celebration at 2:30PM ET/11:30AM PT.
No concrete details of the sequel have yet been announced, but EA previously revealed that Star Wars: Battlefront II will occupy the holiday slot usually reserved for DICE’s other shooter franchise, Battlefield. Furthermore, the developers have strongly suggested that, unlike its predecessor, this sequel will have a robust single-player campaign.
In 2015, DICE, subsidiary of EA, developed the first Star Wars: Battlefront reboot for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game received mixed reviews, praised for its phenomenal graphics and depiction of iconic Star Wars characters and weapons, but was criticized for its severe lack of content at the game’s release, such as no single-player campaign or lack of single-player modes in general outside of a tutorial and a few repetitive combat scenarios against the AI.
EA attempted to cure these problems with the Season Pass approach, allowing those who purchased the season pass to download the game’s expansions for free. However, most of the game’s expansions added to the multiplayer content rather than the single-player.
DICE is a Swedish video game developer based in Stockholm. The company was founded in 1992 and has been a subsidiary of Electronic Arts since 2006. Most known for its Battlefield series and its use of the Frostbite engine, DICE’s big break came with the release of Battlefield 1942, released in 2002, and its sequels and expansions.