Star Wars Battlefront 2 release date, news and rumors


Things are pretty great for Star Wars fans at the moment: not only are new films coming on the regular, according to EA’s Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen there are going to be a handful of games from various studios too.

The next exciting title in the Star Wars franchise is, of course, EA Dice’s Battlefront 2, the sequel to the franchise reboot first released in 2015.

When it was first released, Star Wars Battlefront received a mixed reception with some praising how it captured the Star Wars atmosphere perfectly with its excellent cinematic visuals while others bemoaned its repetitive combat and limited depth and content.

In spite of criticisms, the game still sold over 14 million copies and counting. With a sequel on the way, though, EA has the chance to learn from the first release and create something bigger and better. 

If these words from EA CFO Blake Jorgensen are anything to go by, that’s exactly what we’re going to get: “If there was criticism, they just wanted more. So we’re taking that criticism to heart as we build the next game and trying to address any of the issues that they had.”

And address it they have. 

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? The sequel to the multiplayer-focused shooter Star Wars Battlefront
  • When can I play it? November 17 2017
  • What can I play it on? PS4, Xbox One and PC

Trailers and screenshots

The Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer has been a story in and of itself. First we saw leaked version before the trailer was originally set to launch before it was pulled down much to our chagrin. But that all changed on April 15 when we got the official trailer during a panel at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando.

The trailer gives fans a glimpse of the game’s single-player campaign which it appears will revolve around an “untold soldier’s story” in the Empire. As well as this single-player campaign that appears to be set in the period following the Empire’s defeat at Endor, there’ll also be a multiplayer mode of the game which will span “across all eras.”

This means we’ll see locations and characters from the series’ original trilogy as well as the prequels and new films. The trailer gives us a look at characters like Rey, Kylo Ren, Yoda and Darth Maul across a variety of locations. It also looks like there will indeed be exciting space battles involved.