Yes, Star Wars: Battlefront II Will Have a Single Player Campaign

by Robert Workman

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When Electronic Arts said it intends to make the sequel to Star Wars: Battlefront bigger and better than the original release, it wasn’t kidding around.

In addition to expanding upon the Star Wars universe that’s being created by the new films in multiplayer, it appears DICE has indicated that it will be adding a much-requested single player campaign to the game – something the original Battlefront was sorely missing.

Speaking with Eurogamer, producer Paul Keslin, with DICE, explained, "Myself as a Star Wars fan, I want story, I want narrative, I want something I can play that immerses me in that world but gives me something to follow and chase.”

Motive Studio, who have been asked to assist DICE with the Battlefront title, also confirmed that there would be single player content involved. The team, having previously worked with Visceral Games on its forthcoming Star Wars project, explained that it’s hard at work on the campaign mode for the game.

Keslin added that connectivity between a campaign and multiplayer experience would make the Battlefront experience even more complete. “That’s a lot of what we’ve talked about in terms of DICE’s identity and how we approach games. We’re partnering up with some folks from Motive – they have their own take on how things are – but we have a very close relationship with them, and we want everything to feel like a coherent experience. We don’t want it where single player isn’t that great but multiplayer has this great thing and isn’t connected.”

Single player would go a long way when it comes to expanding the multiplayer universe of a game – just look how well a campaign did for a game like Titanfall 2, making the sequel even better than the original.

Star Wars: Battlefront II will arrive in late 2017, and should be revealed as soon as April, when the Star Wars Celebration takes place.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.