Aside from the initial announcement and it’s $50 cost, EA has been keeping quiet on the details for the Season Pass for Star Wars Battlefront. Recently, however, chief operating officer of the company Peter Moore released a few details during the course of a Q2 2016 earnings conference call.
According to Moore, over the course of the 12-18 months following the initial release of Battlefront, no fewer than four DLCs are planned. “You’re going to see new universes, you’re gonna see new player models, obviously new weaponry as well,” said Moore, during the call. Moore also mentioned, though without further details, that the pre-order numbers for Battlefront are “excellent” and that season passes like this one are “integral” to keeping players interested in the game months after the initial release.
Star Wars Battlefront is planned to go on sale for $60 with the season pass costing $50. It also allows players who purchase it to access the content 2 weeks before anyone else and an exclusive emote called “shoot first” which may or may not be a reference to the infamous cantina scene with Han Solo and Greedo. Additional details for the DLC are planned to be released within the coming weeks, though there was no official schedule announced.
If EA and DICE keep with their track record for releasing DLC, each should be released for $15 a piece. The season pass would save you money in the end, though $110 for the complete game can hit some players with a bit of sticker-shock. It is also questionable what exactly Moore meant when he said “new universes” would be added to the title — though in the end it may simply be additional levels that aren’t included with the base shipment of the game.
Though the gameplay looks solid and there is plenty for fans of the movie franchise to enjoy, it is still debatable whether or not the base game is worth $60. For players who want to enjoy the game without having to go online, the only option to play the game is survival mode. There’s no campaign mode, despite the franchise having one of the richest backstories and some of the most recognizable characters in pop culture to pull inspiration from. Hopefully, it won’t take too long to tell whether or not the game is worth the price of admission.
Star Wars Battlefront drops on November 17th, a month before Star Wars: The Force Awakens releases in theaters.