Patrick Bach, General Manager of DICE has explained why the team decided to not include space battles in the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront.
Bach speaking with OPM U.K. said that the team wanted to keep players in-atmosphere fighting with the infantry.
"We want players to stay in the same [environment] - we don't want players to fly off and do something over *here.* It's about the Battlefront experience, so we want to keep you in-atmosphere and fighting with the infantry," commented Bach.
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.