Star Wars Battlefront Gets Stunning New Screenshot; Details on Missions, Character Customization and More
EA and DICE have revealed a stunning new screenshot of an AT-ST in the forest of Endor, which can be viewed below:
The image was confirmed as genuine by Community Manager Mathew Everett on Reddit.
The AT-ST was also confirmed as playable in a subsequent tweet by EA Star Wars:
— EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) May 6, 2015
Everett clarified that the image is a render of the actual in-game asset:
“This is an actual in-game model rendered within Frostbite taken out of the game world.”
Everett also gave some details on character customization:
Yes, you will be able to customize your characters in a number of ways, from selecting various character models and loadouts to choose your emotes that best suit your playing style. We’re going for an authentic, immersive Star Wars experience that makes you feel like you’re a part of this galaxy. That said, we won’t be letting players create purple Stormtroopers or change Darth Vader’s suit to orange. The team wants to maintain a level of immersion that they are striving to create. We will be jumping into further detail around customization in the near future.
Missions will happen on the same planets as the multiplayer maps, but will feature a specific mix of locations.
“Missions will take place within the same planetary offerings as the Multiplayer maps. But will include a mix of locations that cater to the specific Missions.”
Gameplay Director Gustav Halling expands on the missions subject:
— Gustav Halling (@gustavhalling) May 8, 2015
Everett explains that the hero system works across multiple game modes and types:
“I think everyone is going to like how the hero system works across multiple game modes and types. Stay tuned for the full details.”
Battlefront will run at 60 FPS, although split-screen co-op will actually run at 30.
@joshbechill Star Wars Battlefront will run at 60fps, except during split-screen co-op when it runs at 30fps.
— EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) May 8, 2015
Senior Video & Media Director Roland Smedberg, showcases the reveal patch and a mouse pad exclusive to the development team.
— Roland Smedberg (@RollieThePollie) May 7, 2015
The image certainly does look stunning:
— EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) May 8, 2015
Star Wars Battlefront will launch with 12 multiplayer maps, each of them using different areas of the included planets
“The overall look and feel for Sullust is very much Imperial and under construction, playing in locations within the planet such as a lava theme, sulfur theme, Death Star-inspired theme, and lastly a mine theme,”
Of the 12 multiplayer maps in Star Wars Battlefront (there are even more locations when you include the Star Wars Battlefront Missions), some feel immediately familiar — such as the lush forests of Endor or the tundra of Hoth that allow you to re-live your favorite moments from the films. Some of the maps support our epic modes like Walker Assault, while others are tailored to more intimate, close quarters combat. Our goal is to bring a variety of battle fantasies to life, with map design catering to the modes that will play out on those maps. Above all, we want you to create new memories of your own in new places you’ve never seen before.
Preorders for Star Wars Battlefront are available for both the Standard and Deluxe versions. As producer Jesper Nielsen stated, gameplay will come in due time, so it would be safe to assume that the development diaries will lead up to that.
Star Wars Battlefront will be released on November 17 2015 for the PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. We will bring you any new information as soon as it becomes available. Be sure to check out our previous Star Wars Battlefront coverage as well as the latest teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which opens in theaters on December 18. Be sure to check out our previous coverage on star Wars : Battlefront for more information about the game, here and here.