Battlefield won’t be making a return until at least 2018, Electronic Arts Chief Finacial Officer Blake Jorgensen has confirmed, with EA set to release Star Wars Battlefront 2 in 2017.
Speaking at the Nasdaq 35th Investor Program earlier today, Jorgensen confirmed the news with the publisher opting for a Battlefront 2 release next year, “we won’t have another Battlefield back for a couple of years. Next year we’ll have Battlefront, the Star Wars game.”
Star Wars Battlefront launched for consoles and PC late 2015 to a mixed reception, due to a lack of significant single player content; something Jorgensen and EA hope to put right with the development of Battlefront 2, “It’s a beautiful game, people loved it. I think if there was criticism they just wanted more. And so we’re taking that criticism to heart as we build the next game and trying to address any of the issues that they had.
The other thing is, we were really working with the old canvas of Star Wars, the old trilogy, we weren’t using any of the new materials that came out of [Episode 8] because our game actually came out slightly before the movie. Next year we’ll have the opportunity to leverage more of that content from the new movies and we think that’ll make the opportunity much larger.”
A release date for Star Wars Battlefront 2 has yet to be confirmed but we’d expect it to be late 2017.