Would You Play Star Wars: Battlefront If It Got A Campaign?
Ever since John Boyega asked EA about a campaign for the game, I've been wondering:
I mean, I know it won't happen, but if DICE magically delivered a true single-player campaign for Star Wars: Battlefront, would it trigger a rush of new sales?
That may sound ridiculous but I personally know a lot of people who didn't buy this game because it didn't feature an actual campaign. I know EA tries to pass off those Missions as a "campaign" but we all know that doesn't qualify, and avid franchise lovers remain disappointed. We're talking about people who would probably buy anything with the "Star Wars" label on it and yet, they avoided Battlefront simply because they want a narrative and not merely a series of maps.
Of course, it's not like EA lost money on the deal; at the start of this year, analysts predicted the game had already sold 12-13 million copies, which is pretty damn good after having been at market for less than seven weeks. Even so, a real single-player campaign might cause fans to look upon the title as something entirely new; it wouldn't be viewed as just another add-on. Not everyone on the planet wants multiplayer and only multiplayer, and I have found that "Star Wars" fans especially want a story to go along with the action.
The foundation is certainly there; it's just a matter of adding a decent plot. And the thing is, we don't need anything too long, nor we do need a brilliant script. Frankly, no "Star Wars" script has ever been "brilliant" and the fans don't even want brilliant; they just want something very Lucas-like that screams "Star Wars." Boyega and others would very much appreciate a campaign, that's all I'm saying.
Related Game(s): Star Wars: Battlefront
3/14/2016 9:37:10 PM Ben Dutka