With Star Wars: Battlefront, a highly anticipated Star Wars-themed shooter in development at the same studio responsible for the Battlefield franchise, DICE hope to recapture what makes Lucasfilms’ epic space saga so iconic.
In that sense, DICE and EA aim to reproduce the same success Warner Bros. has enjoyed with its Batman Arkham games.
“What Warner Bros. did with Batman was take the core roots of that IP and manifest that inside the walls of Gotham City and delivered an interactive experience that had real ties to what you would see in the films and what you had read in the comics, while having its own life because it could provide such deep and more immersive storylines,” Electronic Arts CEO Wilson recently told Fortune. “When we look at the Star Wars properties that’s how we’re looking at it.”
Battlefield 4 developers DICE signed on to EA’s 10-year contract with Disney, along with Visceral and BioWare, to “develop and publish globally new games based on Star Wars characters and storylines”. In his interview, Wilson reiterated that EA is not interested in replicating any of the Star Wars stories told in the films, but is instead focused on creating new content.
Star Wars: Battlefront is expected some time in Summer 2015.
Are you a fan of the Batman Arkham games? Did they reproduce the Batman universe in a satisfactory manner?