During EA’s Investor Day event, EA Studios Patrick Soderlund discussed some of Star Wars: Battlefront‘s shortcomings, among his praises for what the game accomplished. The Metacritic rating of the game was annoying to him.
“I think the team created a really good game based on the premise that we had. I would say the game has done very well for us and reached a very different demographic than a traditional EA game,” Patrick explained. “So from that perspective, it’s a success. Are we happy with the 75 rating? No. Is that something we’re going to cure going forward? Absolutely.”
The game was rushed ahead of The Force Awakens, to help maximize the timing profitability of the game. Despite having no single-player campaign, it was still a successful franchise reboot.
Battlefront 2 will have “bigger and better worlds” according to EA CFO Blake Jorgensen. While he only stated the game will use “the new movies” as it’s content, it’s assumed he meant Episode VIII and Rogue One.
Battlefront shipped 14 million copies and EA plans on releasing a new Star Wars game every year for the next three to four years.
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