Star Wars Battlefront 3 Not a Thing For Now, Design Director Says; There Isn’t the “Same Hunger” for Sequels
It seems that Star Wars Battlefront 3 isn’t happening for now, if design director Dennis Brännvall is to believed.
While Star Wars Battlefront 2 was released two years after 2015’s Battlefront reboot, it seems that Battlefront 3 currently isn’t a thing for DICE at the moment. Talking to PCGamesN at this year’s Gamescom event, the design director on Battlefront 2 said that while sequels are still feasible at this point, there isn’t the same hunger for them.
“Sequels are probably still viable otherwise people wouldn’t be doing them,” he said, “but it’s not the same hunger as it used to be.”
Brännvall continued, “we were so used to the chain of sequels, where we do a sequel then we do a season pass for a year then move onto the next game. I think the industry has changed on that… before it was very transactional and we made the game and we signed up for 4 DLCs and then that’s it. So then you focus on getting value to players out of what they paid for and if there was a system that wasn’t working then you put a pin in that and say we will fix it in the sequel.
“This time around we’re not doing it that way”, he then confirmed.
The designer director then pointed out that the team has been focusing on improving Battlefront 2 instead.
“You’ll see us really overhauling bits that aren’t working and not be afraid of changing things, which means that your community is happier because it’s a better game overall.”
He added, “we’re not afraid of making those changes, whereas if we’d been working on the sequel and it was just some paid season pass, that would’ve been ‘ok we’re not doing that for the sequel but we’re not gonna change it’.”
So don’t expect Star Wars Battlefront 3 anytime soon.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is available globally now for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
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