Huge Battlefront Rumors: Story, DLC, Episode VII, and More

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star-wars-battlefrontWe’re only a couple of months away from E3, but we really don’t know much about what EA is planning for the new Star Wars Battlefront. There’s a lot of speculation out there about how closely it’ll tie in with The Force Awakens, as it comes out the month before the movie, and now we may know exactly what DICE is doing with the game.

MakingStarWars received a massive rumor dump about the game and has some interesting revelations:

Star Wars Battlefront will feature segments in which you play as both the good guys (Old Republic, Rebellion and Republic) and bad guys (Separatists and the Empire). It was specifically stated that there will be a small portion of prequel trilogy content. You will participate in a couple of battles from the Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and the space battle above Corsucant from the beginning of Revenge of the Sith.

There will be some segments of the campaign which take place between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. There won’t be a lot because in their words “Lucasfilm has a lot of plans for that era.”

The last section of the campaign takes place before and during the opening segments of The Force Awakens. Don’t expect anything too revealing, because the game is expected to ship about a month before the movie releases.

For both the Republic (that’s what the good guys are being called in the production here) and Empire sections you will be playing characters that actually appear in The Force Awakens.

The Downloadable Content plan for the game is “extremely aggressive”. Expect up to five DLC packs for the game, with the first coming out before the end of 2015. Each pack will be themed, with the first two or three being exclusively based around content from The Force Awakens.

The game will ship with several The Force Awakens characters already, but some won’t be added until DLC. Specifically all of the characters in the trailers will be available at launch, as will new versions of the X-wing an TIE fighter.

Tons of new ships and vehicles.

The contents of each DLC will contain at least three new maps, new hero characters, and new vehicles/ships.

There’s a lot more in the list, including some spoilerly things about The Force Awakens and a certain character that was rumored to appear in the movie recently. The five DLC releases match what DICE did with Battlefield Premium, and the planned 64-player cap is identical to Battlefield 4 which runs on the same engine as Battlefront.

We’re likely to see a lot more about Battlefront at EA’s E3 press conference this summer.