Per Twitter, the outlet’s EIC Jordan Maison claimed that the bulk of EA’s SWCO presentation will center on Battlefront 2 and, in particular, its all-new single-player campaign, which ought to please those players who bemoaned the feature’s absence from the 2015 original. It’s shaping up to be a “dramatically bigger” sequel, one that may well feature characters pulled from the current line of Star Wars movies – think Rey, Finn and Adam Driver’s mercurial Kylo Ren. A holiday 2017 release date is reportedly the target for Star Wars Battlefront 2, which indicates the publisher will reserve a multiplayer showcase for its sophomore EA Play event in June.
In terms of Visceral’s licensed title – one headed up by former Uncharted veteran Amy Hennig – we understand the Dead Space dev is angling its own take on a galaxy far, far away for release in 2018. Assuming today’s report holds true, and next month’s SWCO really does bring about our first look at Visceral’s Star Wars game in motion, there’s every chance that the studio is prepping for an early 2018 launch – perhaps to dovetail with Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Han Solo anthology movie?
— Jordan Maison (@JordanMaison) March 18, 2017
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is next to tumble off EA’s production line, and is expected to do so this holiday season. Further afield, Visceral’s third-person title will likely whisk players off to a galaxy far, far away in 2018, before Respawn’s own Star Wars game touches down either late next year or, in the more likely scenario, 2019.
Meanwhile, Star Wars Celebration gets underway in Orlando on Thursday, April 13th, and you can readily expect full coverage of the event – including the alleged trailer reveal for The Last Jedi – right here on We Got This Covered.