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.
Community Manager Mathew Everett is sharing some new information with the community beginning with “Star Cards” and that they won’t work like Burn Cards in Titanfall.
Star Cards influence your class build. Rather than tying players to a specific class system, we wanted to give players the opportunity to play to their strengths and tastes and allow them to create the Rebel or Imperial solider that best suits their play style.
The cards do not work like Burn Cards that you saw in Titanfall.
We will offer many different types of Star Cards within the game and they function in many different ways depending on the type of card and ability it represents.
We’ll share more details on the depth and variety of Star Cards in the months ahead.
The star cards will be permanent once unlocked:
Once unlocked they remain unlocked.
Everett clarifies that Walker Assault mode is the only one that will feature the massive AT-AT.
Walker Assault is the only multiplayer mode that features AT-AT’s, allowing players to command this powerful piece of machinery and use all its weapons and powers.
Everett explains regarding music copyright claims:
We do not own the rights to the original music. That being said, our team is working with Lucas to see how we can allow the community to craft content without having to worry about copyright claims.
The official EA Star Wars twitter account reveals that the PC version of the game will finally be playable at San Diego Comic Con between July 9th and July 12th.
— EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) June 24, 2015
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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.