EA: Star Wars Battlefront and DICE ‘A Match Made in Heaven’
DICE asked EA to let them develop Battlefront.
Patrick Soderlund, the executive vice-president of EA game labels, has told CVG that the combination of DICE and Star Wars: Battlefront is "a match made in heaven".
Taking about how important DICE consider the Battlefront franchise Soderlund commented "You will have people that have worked on Battlefield for many years on it, you will have [DICE executive producer Patrick Back] himself involved in it. There are experienced DICE people in Sweden building this game – it's being built in Stockholm."
EA offered a brief teaser of the next entry in the Battlefront series at their pre-E3 media briefing and Soderlund says the game marks a "rebirth of the brand".
He recently told Eurogamer that the title is "DICE's interpretation of what the Battlefront series should be," adding "It's very early days."
Soderlund has also explained how DICE came to be involved in Star Wars and the game's production "The DICE guys, Karl Magnus Troedsson and Patrick Bach, were talking and I told them we were in dialogues with Disney over this and they just looked at me and said, 'Why haven't you spoken to us? What are you doing? We want to make Battlefront'."
In May, EA announced that they had won the exclusive right to develop Star Wars games from LucasFilm and Disney. The deal will see Star Wars games by DICE, BioWare and Visceral developed.
The next Battlefront does not yet have a release date or launch platforms.