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Star Wars: Battlefront is an upcoming title currently under development by EA Digital Illusions CE (DICE) and to be published by Electronic Arts. It is scheduled for release in late-2015 for Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game is the third main entry in the Star Wars: Battlefront series.
In May 2013, publisher/developer Electronic Arts obtained exclusive rights to develop the Star Wars games for gaming consoles, and its subsidiaries DICE, Visceral Games, and BioWare started work on various Star Wars games.
DICE first acknowledged the game at Electronic Arts’ E3 2013 press conference, along with a teaser trailer. The game is built with the Frostbite 3 engine; studio head Patrick Söderlund stated that the game would be “DICE’s interpretation of what Battlefront should be”, while still incorporating elements from the previous two games. As such, DICE did not brand the new game as a sequel to Battlefront II, but a reboot of the franchise. Söderlund said that the game almost wasn’t developed, but that staffers at DICE lobbied to be given the project; he called DICE’s development of Battlefront “a match made in heaven”.
In June 2014, it was revealed at EA’s E3 2014 press conference that the planet Hoth and the moon Endor would be playable maps for the game.
In late October 2014, it was revealed that the game would be released in Holiday 2015, tying in with the release of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens film.