Star Wars Battlefront Gets Details on Destruction, Visuals and More


EA has confirmed today that gameplay footage for Star Wars Battlefront will be coming at E3 2015 next month, but at the same time, Community Manager Mathew Everett gave a bit more information about destruction im the game:

Overall the team is using destruction where it makes sense and is also making sure it stays true to the Star Wars universe. While there is some destruction in the game, Battlefront will not feature large-scale destruction like you see in Battlefield. Trees and other select environmental objects will take damage etc.

Everett explains that the team is working to make every weapon as authentic as possible.

Our team is working to make every type of weapon as authentic to the Star Wars universe as possible.

Y-wing and TIE Bombers will not unlock from killstreaks:

These are not things that are unlocks from killstreaks. We will reveal more details soon.

You will be able to utilize X-wings, TIE fighters and other air vehicles in multiple game modes. This includes allowing dogfights while ground battles are taking place.

Achievements will be publicly displayed:

Of course. How? Those details are coming soon.

Everett talks about how is like working on a Star Wars game as well as his experience from the Star Wars Celebration.

Honestly, it’s a dream and scary as hell for many reasons. It’s truly a challenge, and one I am honored to take on and can only hope you will appreciate the final experience we’re crafting.

Celebration was awesome! It had to be the faces of all the Star Wars fans as they left our behind closed doors experience after seeing the gameplay for the first time. But I have to be honest, I didn’t get much time to cruise the floor or attend a lot of the cool panels outside of ours.

I did get to giveaway a few of the custom PS4’s, which was pretty awesome as well.

Level Artist Daniel Cambrand mentions that DICE’s FX artists really captured the feel of the IP’s explosions and smoke:

Our FX people have really captured the feel of the Star Wars explosions and smoke. In terms of Frostbite, we are now using PBR (physically based rendering) which makes the materials appear more accurate. Stone looks like stone, and metal looks like metal, in any environment you put it in.

Battlefront Design Director Niklas Fegraeus confirmed a new mode, named “Fighter Squadron. ”

You could see a tiny snippet of this in our trailer where you saw the Fighter Squadron mode, where you engage in huge Starfighter battles over canyons big enough to be truly epic. Then, for those not in the mood for large scale battles, we have created Missions where players can, for example, take on armies of AI or test their piloting skills.

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.