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DICE: Star Wars: Battlefront Has Its Own "Heart And Soul"

Gamers have been asking the same question for months: Will Star Wars: Battlefront basically be another Battlefield?

Developer DICE has vehemently contradicted this notion several times. Recently, studio general manager Patrick Bach attempted to further clarify the issue in an interview with The Guardian.

For example, the upcoming title doesn't offer squads or loadout customization, nor does it feature expansive environmental destruction. Instead, Bach says DICE is focusing on what made the first two Battlefront games great:

"We have a strong legacy with Battlefield, but we did not want this to be a Battlefield game. We wanted it to have a heart and soul of its own. We came at it from a very different angle. We know that the core audience of a game like this is different to the Battlefield audience. There's a crossover, but Star Wars fans expect a Star Wars game, not a Battlefield game. We looked at what Star Wars stands for, rather than asking how can we tweak Battlefield to be something else."

Of course, you can't make everyone happy. On the flip side, Bach says he's heard from gamers who say they wish Battlefront was more like Battlefield. He accepts that "people will be upset with us until they get to play it" and that's that. Apparently, most gamers who checked it out at E3 came away plenty satisfied.

Star Wars: Battlefront is set to launch on November 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Related Game(s): Star Wars: Battlefront

Tags: star wars battlefront, sw battlefront, dice

7/1/2015 9:11:15 PM John Shepard

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