EA and DICE have finally showcased the first gameplay footage of Star Wars Battlefront, and as expected it looked amazing. They also demonstrated some Missions Co-op gameplay during Sony's E3 2015 press conference, that showcases some incredible visual quality that almost matches the in-game trailer we have previously seen.
While the gameplay footage released by EA and DICE looked stunning, it can be argued that those were edited trailers, showcasing some ideal assets and conditions. The off-screen footage shown below was captured at E3 2015. Keep in mind that this is still alpha footage.
The footage seems quite nice and of about the same level of quality as the released gameplay we have seen. Even though we have only seen PlayStation 4 footage so far, the official EA Star Wars twitter account has recently revealed that the PC version of the game will finally be playable at San Diego Comic Con between July 9th and July 12th.
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Community Manager Mathew Everett has recently provided some information about the collaboration going on with Lucasfilm for Star Wars Battlefrront, mentioning that the planet Sullust used in the Star Wars comics is inspired by the game.
“The Sullust they use within the comic is based on the Sullust we’re introducing into the Star Wars universe in Star Wars Battlefront. This has been a part of the collaboration we have had with Lucas over the last few years.”
Everett confirmed that mission maps are unique and specific to that part of the game, separate from multiplayer maps:
“Mission maps are unique to Missions. The map count we revealed includes only Multiplayer maps from the base game (12 maps). We also have the two extra free maps that will come with the Battle of Jakku. The Battle of Jakku maps will arrive starting on December 1st or December 8th depending if you pre-ordered, which gives us 14 maps total before The Force Awakens arrives in theaters. We will reveal the full Mission map count in the near future.”
Star Wars Battlefront will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 17, 2015.