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Star Wars Battlefront

Reminder that the 1st gameplay reveal is this Friday:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/03/...-on-april-17th
After two years of speculation, EA and DICE will finally debut actual gameplay for its first-person spin on Star Wars: Battlefront. The first gameplay trailer will bring to life the gorgeous concept art we'd seen previously, and shed light on what players can expect from the grand battles the series is known for. We'd previously learned about Endor and Hoth's presence in the multiplayer shooter, but with any luck, we'll finally learn what other planets we'll visit, which vehicles we'll pilot, and whether or not we can once again play as Jedi. Expect a ton of additional information -- including, hopefully, a release date -- during the Star Wars: Battlefront panel on Friday, April 17 at 10am PT.





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No way the game reveal can match the new movie trailer....


Expectations are probably higher since we've kind of been waiting awhile to make a run at the Death Star or take down some AT-AT's. We shall see tomorrow. Should be interesting regardless...
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I just hope it plays as good as it looks........
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What is funny is that Sony has the marketing rights for the game but XB1 EA Access members will get to play the game a week early. Unless Sony finally caves in with EA Access.
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I'm VERY disappointed in the reveal.


Sony exclusive/marketing rights seem to be the kiss of death yet again. Get the crap out the door...desperation = BIG SALES. No campaign, no space battles, fix everything with DLC. This looks like the next Destiny.


Here is the best high-level overview I've seen so far:
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/sta.../1100-6426719/

Playable Vehicles:
  • Speeder bikes and snow speeders
  • AT-ST, AT-AT
  • TIE Fighters, X-Wings, and the Millennium Falcom
Battlefront locations include:
  • Endor
  • Hoth
  • Tatooine
  • Sullust (a previously unexplored planet)
Battlefront playable "Hero" characters include:
  • Darth Vader
  • Boba Fett
  • More to be announced later
  • (You'll also get to "encounter" characters like R2-D2 and C-3PO)
First- and Third-Person:
  • Just like in previous Battlefront games, players will be able to switch between first- and third-person with the simple press of a button.
No classes:
  • Unlike Battlefield, Battlefront does not feature classes, so you'll get to decide how you want to build your soldier
Battlefront modes:
  • The game will offer a "wide range of modes tailored for different types of battles," including:
    • Walker Battle -- The largest of conflicts in Battlefront, this mode supports up to 40 players
    • On the other end of the spectrum, the game's smallest mode--not given a name--will be limited to eight total players
    • Missions -- Playable either solo or with a friend offline (with split-screen) or online
    • More will be announced in the lead-up to launch
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Potential for fail is strong with this one (he says in his best Yoda voice).
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I really have a hard time believing that the actual XB1/PS4 version will look anything like that..

at least, from the actual gameplay perspective. That video looks like it's running on the PS5 or something...
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Yeah not gonna look like that.
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Man, this was my most anticipated next-gen title overall (E3 2013) outside of a new Mass Effect series which was unannounced at the time. It basically evolved into this:

Pre-order Star Wars Battlefront and receive Early Access to the Battle of Jakku! 2 maps set on the all-new planet of Jakku; one week early!

This added news is especially disappointing. There is already a "Deluxe Edition" out there for $69...

http://www.gamestop.com/ps4/games/st...edition/121214

Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe Edition Includes:
Han Solo's Blaster (instant access)
Ion Detonator (instant access)
MPL Ion Torpedo (instant access)
Ion Shock (exclusive emote)
Victory (exclusive emote)

$10 for that? Sure. Damn you DICE/EA!

Oh well, hopefully the base game will still be fun and worth $38 on Day1 to play with friends followed by a $40+ trade in soon after. Plus it's not like there won't be any major exclusives & 3rd party games coming out around the same time like Halo, Forza, Tomb Raider, Fable, etc.

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According to some reports, this will be the first game ever to include Dolby Atmos sound. PC only but still great news. Must start somewhere.
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According to some reports, this will be the first game ever to include Dolby Atmos sound. PC only but still great news. Must start somewhere.
Wow, that would be interesting.... A legit Atmos game... I wonder why it's PC only ?
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Wow, that would be interesting.... A legit Atmos game... I wonder why it's PC only ?
Well the xbox 1 decodes the sound track, so is it possible the xbox 1 isn't capable of decoding it?
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Oh ****...the Disney Infinity 3.0 version of Star Wars already looks like more fun than the Battlefront version.

Space battles, a run on the Deathstar, Olaf from Frozen vs. AT-AT, it's all there...

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That is impressive. I hope there is substance to go along with the style. I gotta admit my hype meter spiked a little bit.

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Dice nailed it....definitely a purchase.
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Was listening to the Game Informer podcast and they were very wary of the Rebel game modes. They said it was more of a luck based system and getting vehicles was a mess. Hope that gets fixed or changed before release.
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Can't wait for this to come out!
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I guess this is yet another game I need to pre-order for this fall. Now I need to get some more XBL gift cards on sale.

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Is this SW: Battlefront game up for pre-order yet. The last time I checked the store on my XBOne it wasn't available.

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I just found out that EA Access people get to play Battlefront 5 days early. So I will be definitely be getting this game on the XBOne. But I guess I will also be purchasing EA Access again. But this time I will only pay for a month instead of a year like I did when it came out last year. Then I should still get the 10% off of Batllefront.

So EA Access would cost me $5 for a month and I should get $7 off the normal $70 price of Battlefront. So a nominal $2 savings but I'll get to play it 5 days early.

Although I see that Battlefront is available to pre-order on PSN but it's still not available on the XBOne. IS it available to pre-order if you have EA Access?

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I just found out that EA Access people get to play Battlefront 5 days early. So I will be definitely be getting this game on the XBOne. But I guess I will also be purchasing EA Access again. But this time I will only pay for a month instead of a year like I did when it came out last year. Then I should still get the 10% off of Batllefront.

So EA Access would cost me $5 for a month and I should get $7 off the normal $70 price of Battlefront. So a nominal $2 savings but I'll get to play it 5 days early.

Although I see that Battlefront is available to pre-order on PSN but it's still not available on the XBOne. IS it available to pre-order if you have EA Access?
why preorder today if it was available when you will get the access 5 days prior launch to download it?

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I hadn't been following this closely but I just read that there will be no single player campaign. That diminishes the game greatly in my eyes as it reduces it to a series of repetitive multiplayer maps with a few wrinkles thrown in (ie: the ability to briefly play as Vader or Luke or briefly pilot the Millenium Falcon) that make little sense within the game. It may look pretty but the lack of any kind of overarching goal means, to me at least, that this will be the kind of game where you drop in, play a few matches, get bored, and leave. MP only games have traditionally quickly fallen by the wayside and have not had any meaningful longevity. Take away the pretty coat of paint and I see the exact same problem here.

Oh well, one less game I need to consider this holiday season.

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I hadn't been following this closely but I just read that there will be no single player campaign. That diminishes the game greatly in my eyes as it reduces it to a series of repetitive multiplayer maps with a few wrinkles thrown in (ie: the ability to briefly play as Vader or Luke or briefly pilot the Millenium Falcon) that make little sense within the game. It may look pretty but the lack of any kind of overarching goal means, to me at least, that this will be the kind of game where you drop in, play a few matches, get bored, and leave. MP only games have traditionally quickly fallen by the wayside and have not had any meaningful longevity. Take away the pretty coat of paint and I see the exact same problem here.

Oh well, one less game I need to consider this holiday season.
The series never had single player. This one is no different.

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The series never had single player. This one is no different.
Yes, I remember that. I owned one of the Battlefront games and I quickly lost interest due to the absence of any kind of advancement as I went from one game to the next. I was just hoping that this version would add in some kind of single player campaign to vary things up a bit.

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