The release of Star Wars Battlefront is not “directly tied” to the theatrical release of Star Wars: Episode VII, according to the game’s developer. However, they would prefer the launch of the game “to be close to the movie”.
With “Star Wars: Episode VII” set to release in cinemas in December 2015, the news means we could be seeing the third Battlefront title on shelves as late as 2016.
Talking to investors, EA Studios EVP Patrick Soderlund said: “As it relates to Star Wars, we’ve shown parts from the game today, so you know that what we’re building is more rooted in the traditional Star Wars universe and not so much necessarily linked to the movies being made, and that’s just because we wanted to make a game that celebrated the history of Star Wars.
“Obviously there will be things in there that are somewhat tied to the new movie. I wouldn’t say that we have a particular tie to the movie. Now, obviously we would prefer to be close to the movie, but I wouldn’t say that [the release date is] directly tied to it.”
Star War Battlefront was officially announced at E3 2013 and will be available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.