Hot on the heels of news concerning a sequel to the best-selling Star Wars: Battlefront video game is a look at what’s next as far as DLC content. Battlefront was released over a year ago and allows players to take control of a soldier in the midst of various Star Wars universe-focused battles, set during the original trilogy. While there have been complaints about a lack of content, Game developer EA has released multiple DLC expansions to open up the gaming experience.
In addition to the initial maps and modes, DLC content has allowed players to travel to the Outer Rim, take to the skies in Cloud City and be a part of defending or destroying the Death Star. In an effort to build even more anticipation for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the final DLC expansion for Battlefront is based around a setting featured in the upcoming film. Rogue One: Scarif is the title of the final expansion and EA has released a trailer to show players what is in store for them.
As can be seen in the flashy video above, EA is promising to deliver a Star Wars experience that combines the gameplay found in Battlefront so far with the world that will be seen in Rogue One. An official description of the upcoming expansion can be found here:
Star Wars™ Battlefront™ Rogue One: Scarif has new and exciting content inspired by Rogue One™: A Star Wars™ Story.
Battle across four new maps on the tropical planet of Scarif. Play as two new heroes Jyn Erso and Orson Krennic, and blast opponents in a brand new multi-stage game mode with new weapons and Star Cards.
Season Pass Owners, play Rogue One: Scarif on December 6.
Clearly the big addition is getting to play on Scarif, a planet that has only been seen in the trailers for Rogue One so far. It’s a tropical location, which is a significant change from what has been seen in the past and is the location for a big battle in the upcoming film. The new multi-stage game mode has not been completely detailed as of yet, but it will likely be similar to the game mode found in the Death Star expansion. This mode had players fighting in space, followed by a mission to recover R2-D2 and ending with a Death Star trench run. The addition of Jyn Erso and Orson Krennic to the heroes and villains list is also worth noting, as they will surely have special weapons and abilities, much like the others.
While some are still annoyed by just now getting a Battlefront game that is fully stocked, there should be some excitement in seeing this sort of expansion that bridges the original trilogy with the newer films. That was seen with the addition of a Jakku map last year and will surely be embraced by those who are still playing Battlefront now. Many who are dedicated to Battlefront or at least those who have stuck with the game may have been disappointed by the Death Star expansion, but hopefully Scarif will be more along the lines of the Bespin expansion, which really felt significant.
Star Wars: Battlefront is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Rogue One: Scarif DLC expansion arrives December 6.
Source: EA Games