The Star Wars: Battlefront series will most likely come to an end as discussions of a third possible game conclude that it’s just too expensive to create. Especially as its developer company DICE and publisher EA have other plans for the Star Wars title and their other production, Battlefield 2042.
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 was released in 2017, with both single-player and multiplayer modes. After years of updates, its status became a very reliable Star Wars multiplayer game. But after four years since the last game, when is the next Star Wars: Battlefront?
The spotlight on Star Wars: Battlefront 3 was never truly the brightest within the EA company, as their attention was focused on creating Battlefield 2042. When Star Wars: Battlefront 2 creative director Dennis Bränvall stated there wasn’t “the same hunger” for a sequel. DICE still pushed for a third game, but because of production costs, EA had rejected the idea.
When gaming journalist, Tom Henderson had spoken to an anonymous past developer, they said “It got turned down because it takes 20% more sales to make the same money.”
But hope is not completely lost, as DICE is planning on producing multiple Star Wars single-player, story-driven games in the upcoming years. And even though it is not exactly what the fans of Battlefront wanted, the series they know and love would probably look different even if Star Wars: Battlefield 3 were given the green light. Since several key developers have left DICE in recent years that played a crucial aspect in the second game.
Even with the rejection from EA and the lack of past developers, fans are still pushing for the third Battlefront to be released by creating petitions and Twitter accounts in support of their beloved game.