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The Star Wars 2015 Celebration gave us a lot of news and content over the past few days, with a second teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and DICE's conference, in which a trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront has been revealed.

Since then, we know that the release date for Star Wars Battlefront is set for November 17, 2015 in North America and November 20, 2015 in the rest of the world, on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. That's a month before Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters. Xbox One players get to play Star Wars Battlefront early via EA Access, according to Microsoft.


Perhaps one of the biggest reveals is that Star Wars Battlefront will not have a campaign. The original Battlefront from 2004 also lacked a narrative campaign, but one was introduced in its sequel Battlefront II. Instead of a story-driven campaign, Star Wars Battlefront features a series of missions, playable alone or via online and local co-op. Several playable hero units make appearances during these multiplayer battles, including Boba Fett and Darth Vader.

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Star Wars Battlefront is set on four planets, according to several screenshots from the game, which you can see above. These planets are Tatooine, Endor, Hoth, and Sullust.

On December 8, a month after launch, Star Wars Battlefront owners will receive a free add-on for the game that adds another planet to the location line-up. Called Battle of Jakku, the DLC is set on the desert planet that made its first appearance in teasers for The Force Awakens. Fans who pre-order Battlefront get the DLC a week early, on December 1.

While it touches on Original Trilogy events, Star Wars Battlefront won't feature Prequel Trilogy elements like characters, settings, or vehicles. Star Wars Battlefront won't feature space battles, either, as DICE wants to focus instead on "planetary battles."

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x-Fourty7 Jan 18 2015, 11:46am says:

MIRRORS EDGE 2 WHAT THE F***!?!?

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Muntaqim_313
Muntaqim_313 Jun 13 2014, 6:01pm says:

Hey everyone, I just dumped Frostbite for another, even better engine. Go download CryEngine 3's SDK. It is just as impressive as Frostbite 3, if not even more so. And it is free for non-commercial use.

What is so special about Frostbite, DICE? It has nothing. CryEngine also has destruction, but I don't hear the CryDev team calling us stupid and claiming that we can't use the engine.

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Noobkiller2
Noobkiller2 Apr 14 2014, 5:05pm says:

EA: Hey DICE!!!
DICE: What?
EA: Need money?
DICE: Sure!
EA: Dont make mod tools for Battlefield series anymore
DICE: Roger that

Im thinking about EA and find out that EA games is a ****

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Muntaqim_313
Muntaqim_313 Jun 13 2014, 6:06pm replied:

Humanity has reached a stage in technological evolution that gamers can collaborate together and make the games everyone would love. We don't need a bunch of greedy ***** like EA and DICE to make our games. Indie game are on the rise, more than ever.

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[AWWIIR-Dev]m0chil
[AWWIIR-Dev]m0chil Apr 30 2014, 5:53am replied:

Hey DICE want to make your games last up to 10-20 years? give us mod support.

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Muntaqim_313
Muntaqim_313 Jun 13 2014, 6:07pm replied:

See, that's the problem. They want their games to die quickly so we just gobble up anything else they throw at us.

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Argoon
Argoon Jul 12 2015, 7:01pm replied:

That's right and at full price, they could never sell a 10 or 20 years old game at 60€.

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Muntaqim_313
Muntaqim_313 Jan 13 2014, 2:02am says:

Dice, I hope you have a darn good reason for betraying us in favor of EA. I guess you do. Money.

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Col_Amr
Col_Amr Oct 25 2013, 4:44am says:

Will this mod be available for download? modding support?

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Muntaqim_313
Muntaqim_313 Jun 13 2014, 6:08pm replied:

PFC Jason, we don't need their mod tools. Go get yourself a free copy of CryEngine 3 SDK. It's just as good as Frostbite 3, and very user-friendly.

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