Star Wars: Battlefront fans might be disappointed to hear that DICE might not be developing a new installment. The game franchise reboot only had two installments, with the latest having a rocky launch. However, if you enjoyed the games and wanted to see what the third installment would bring, you’re out of luck. At least that’s according to a reliable industry insider, Tom Henderson.
Tom Henderson is an industry insider that has revealed several projects and updates to video games in development. Today, we’re finding out that the insider learned of a Star Wars: Battlefront III pitch that DICE presented to EA. Unfortunately, that pitch was rejected, and instead, the developers are working on the next Battlefield game installment. While this is not official statements, Tom Henderson learned that one of the reasons the game was passed up.
A source says says that the game would have to turn out 20% more sales to make the same money due to the Star Wars license. As a result, the studio is not going to continue with another Star War video game title. Although, it could very well be that EA is not willing to risk bringing out another Battlefront game into the marketplace at the current moment.
Previously, EA had exclusive rights to develop Star Wars games. Purely out of speculation, if EA still had those rights, then it might have been a bit easier to greenlight another Star Wars: Battlefront game. In the meantime, EA no longer has exclusive rights, so we have other studios bringing out Star Wars titles into the marketplace, including Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment’s upcoming project.