With Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm and all things Star Wars, the studio implemented a new approach to the galaxy far, far away. It wiped the slate almost entirely clean to make it possible for all upcoming Star Wars media to be part of official canon. This has breathed new life into series like Star Wars Rebels and various comic books, but video games have been a different story, with many seeing Star Wars Battlefront as a new hope.
While the game was a success, it wasn’t without its detractors — mostly those who were disappointed in its lack of a single player campaign. This will change with Star Wars Battlefront 2 as EA has assured fans the sequel will offer a campaign mode. And now, with Star Wars Celebration 2017 just around the corner, the event is rumored to be the landing spot of the game’s first official trailer.
Cinelinx‘s Jordan Maison and Furious Fanboys‘ Jeremy Conrad (via StarWarsNewsNet) gave some insight to what they’ve heard regarding the presence that Battlefront 2 will have in Orlando. According to Maison, there will be significant time given to the follow-up game — as well as a possible trailer for the mystery Visceral game — to which Conrad said will focus on single player modes.
@JordanMaison yea bulk of SWCO is going hard on the SP campaign. Multiplayer stuff is being saved for E3.— Jeremy Conrad (@ManaByte) March 18, 2017
A trailer for Battlefront 2 at Star Wars Celebration won’t bee too much of a surprise. The game is due out before Star Wars: Episode 8 — The Last Jedi, but that still means it could be months away. Giving diehard Star Wars fans a glimpse at the game (and hopefully its gameplay), is a smart move by Disney, Lucasfilm, and EA as it’s never too early to initiate buzz about an upcoming title — even one with as devoted a fan base as one set in the Star Wars universe.
Should the trailer debut at Star Wars Celebration, it will probably make its way to the internet before too long. EA is likely hoping to assuage concerns that this will be a rehash of the previous game — problems and all — so getting new information to the public early should be paramount concern for the publisher.
Hopefully, Visceral’s game (should it be teased at the celebration) won’t overshadow the improvements made to Battlefront. But Visceral’s mystery game has been in development for years, meaning a first look at that offering may make it the new belle of the Star Wars ball. Should both games have a presence at Celebration, it will be a strong convention for the video game department of Lucasfilm.
Star Wars Battlefront is currently in development and will be available on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC this fall.