The Beat

PATRICK BACH

Executive Producer, Battlefield

POSTED BY Patrick Bach ON Jun 10, 2013

Welcome to the Battlefront, Jedi Master

In 2004, the original Star Wars Battlefront came onto the scene and took gamers – and Star Wars fans – by surprise. It was an ambitious action shooter that gave players the opportunity to step into the shoes of their favorite Star Wars characters, pilot quintessential Star Wars vehicles, and relive classic Star Wars battles.

Fast forward nearly 10 years and gamers still have many of those same Star Wars gaming fantasies – but now they wish to experience those larger-than-life battles in magnificent high definition, with all of the amazing special effects, vehicle physics and gameplay intensity that the next-generation has to offer.

That’s where we come in. Today we are announcing Star Wars Battlefront, developed by DICE on Frostbite 3. Our vision for the franchise will surprise and delight fans yet again. We are inventing a new experience inside this beloved universe made with our signature DICE craftsmanship and commitment to excellence. The video we released today gives you a small hint at the direction that we are taking.

The teams at DICE in Sweden and Los Angeles are huge Star Wars fans. We are humbled by the opportunity to create a new Star Wars Battlefront for gamers and Star Wars fans around the world.  

We can’t wait for this adventure to begin…

Patrick Bach

Comments (25)

  1. +14 0
    BUT WHEN?
    Jun 10, 2013
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  2. +20 -1
    I am so excited but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE EA DON'T RUIN THIS FOR US!!! I am filled with joy because of this thank you so much EA. Please don't make day one DLC, or make DLC overpriced (if you have any at all). Don't make DLC that should already be in this wonderful game or make DLC that is game breaking. I and many others are begging to not screw this up... Also please put it on steam too and prepare if you plan on having servers for this because day one they will be bombed! Thank you EA
    Jun 10, 2013
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  3. +4 0
    *Fangirl screams of excitement*
    Jun 10, 2013
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  4. +22 0
    Please include content from some other star wars games e.g Republic Clone Commandos from the Republic Commando game as full customizable commando special unit class and dark tropper as self-controlling droid stormtrooper and armor. Old republic era from the KotOR games in the time of revan as additional era with Clone Wars and Galactic Civil War. For Ideas look at some good SWBF2 mods. And please don't waste a wonderful beloved game like Battlefront with your subsequent payments,...->
    Jun 10, 2013
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  5. +18 0
    Here is the relatively short wishlist: 1. Choice of First and Third person. We have seen that Dice can make a good 3rd person camera with battlefield heroes, so allow us to use it here, just like in the other 2 battlefront games 2. Old Republic Era (SW:ToR) as an option prior to the cold war. 3. Heroes. Old republic era includes Havok Squads original commander, Satele Shan, Darth Malgus and Lord Scourge. 4. Space Combat that transitions into land combat. I have now had my say
    Jun 10, 2013
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    1. +7 0
      and a SWTOR tie in would be AWESOME!
      Jun 10, 2013
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    2. 0 -1
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      Aug 7, 2013
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    3. 0 0
      No, I don't think this should be set in the Old Republic Era, there is already a game about that era, and I think that it would be best for EA/DICE to stay in the fall of the Republic, or the Rise of the Empire era.
      Jun 17, 2013
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  6. +1 -1
    Sorry to anyone who has hopes of it being on Steam, but EA has Origin, which makes Valve and their Steam a rival service. It ain't gonna happen.
    Jun 10, 2013
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    1. +1 0
      If you actually look at other digital platforms out there, EA Games can be found on pretty much all of them except for steam, would it be good for them to be on steam of course. I do have to wonder as why there not since there on other digital platforms.
      Jun 11, 2013
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  7. Comment Flagged +11 -1
    Some EA games are on steam. This big of a game WILL be on steam.
    Jun 10, 2013
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    1. Comment Flagged +1 -3
      how can you say that? BIG games like fifa, bf and mass effect 3 are not on steam either.. it just wont.
      Jun 11, 2013
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    2. 0 0
      The EA games on steam are all the ones that were already there when Origin launched. EA haven't added new games to steam for a couple of years now.
      Jun 12, 2013
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  8. +1 -2
    I have watched all of your new previews for 2013. Please send me several Promotion Codes on your most anticipated 4 largest blockbuster selling games. Thank you and may god continue with its blessings for EA.
    Jun 11, 2013
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  9. +1 0
    Considering what was being attempted with battlefront 3, I'm pretty sure space to land (& vice-versa) transitions will be included... Most likely on the next GEN systems considering the requirements necessary for it.
    Jun 11, 2013
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  10. +3 -1
    Looks good. Bloody shame EA shafted me for £45 to pre-order a (still) broken SimCity, then refused a refund. Won't be buying another EA game for the forseeable future.
    Jun 13, 2013
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  11. 0 -1
    Hey! Mr. Bach, i understand that Battlefield 3 and the upcoming 4th are all great games but, myself and the hardcore medal of honor warfighter fans want more downloadable maps and content for this game. You need to tell Mr. Moore or whoevers in charge that can make this happen. Its a shame of the dismantling of Danger Close. " The path to success is not to give up on your games just fix them and make them better ".
    Jun 13, 2013
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  12. +3 0
    My first time i can remember playing any video games WAS swbf and i still play both as often as i can. I just hope that this new take on swbf is just as fun and just a clean!!!!
    Jun 14, 2013
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  13. +1 0
    can't wait for it !!!
    Jun 14, 2013
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  14. +3 0
    Please make Jedis controlable the way it was in Jedi Knight series(jedi outcast, jedi academy) and not just stupid hack´n´slash like in previous SWBF and Force unleashed.
    Jun 19, 2013
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    We all Love Zombies.. Call of Duty Came out with zombies.. Most of us love our Battlefront. Now that EA is making the next Battlefront game with the Frostbite engine.. Any Hope of making a Zombie Mod to add onto the new "Battlefront"? Curious to what everyone here thinks.... I think Zombies like the "death troopers" book from Star wars would be a great addition to the New Battlefront game. What do you think?
    Jun 22, 2013
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  16. +3 0
    A Sequel to the KOTOR series with Carth and Revan would be perfect and keep carth the same maybe add Dustil, SW Republic Commando 2 and keep the characters the same, and finish SW 1313. And keep Battlefront 3 going. That's everything that I and many others could ever want from yall. Thank you
    Jun 26, 2013
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  17. 0 0
    I would absolutely love a new battlefront game been waiting years for it, but id also like another kotor to be released, but one that has a huge exploration map to explore planets and travel outside of quests and mission. Im sure that other star wars fans would love to see another kotor but i dont know who it contact to post the idea to as im sure many gamers would love to see another.
    Jun 28, 2013
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  18. +4 0
    Ok so I know you guys aren't going to read this but I want to put these ideas out there just because I think they will make the game better if you put them in Customizable Jedi, Sith, Troopers, Lightsabers and Guns Spacewalks to repair destroyed parts of the ship Important Extended Universe characters such as Darth Krayt, Darth Plagueis, Darth Revan, Darth Bane, Exar Kun other Skywalkers, King Adas and others each character has thier own battle style
    Jul 9, 2013
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    Also add in a Game Mode where you create a character, name him, choose your path as Sith or Jedi and then progress from a apprentice to a Jedi master or a Sith Lord and gain more powers such as different battle styles with the saber and different force powers such as force choke and force lightning. you could use some kind of in game currency to but more powers.and then command your group, Sith or Jedi to the over and rule the galaxy
    Jul 9, 2013
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  20. +1 0
    All my ideas are named in the commentarries,and i know this will be a great and amazing game,but there is one thing you can do: a game Mode with the hole planet,like in planetside 2 and this battle would be without command posts only with e.g. 1000 tickets at Both sites
    Jul 25, 2013
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