At Gamescom 2015, Electronic Arts took the opportunity to show off new footage of aerial combat in Star Wars Battlefront and speak more about the gameplay for the upcoming return of the Star Wars Battlefront series.
Since Battlefront was announced by EA DICE, many of the original Star Wars: Battlefront and Star Wars: Battlefront II fans have been wondering what features will be carried over from the original games which launched a decade ago. Among those concerns is whether aerial combat would be as robust as it was in Star Wars: Battlefront II.
EA DICE finally revealed more about what aerial battles look like and included a two minute long gameplay trailer for its Fighter Squadron mode. In Battlefront up to 20 players will be able to dogfight in X-Wings, TIE Fighters, A-Wings, TIE Interceptors, and even the Millennium Falcon and Boba Fett’s Slave-1, in addition to the AI controlled ships filling up the sky.
The gameplay footage shows rebel fighters attempting to destroy a shuttle making its way from the surface of Sullust to a Star Destroyer and includes everything from huge swarms of ships, narrow chases through tight terrain, and the Millennium Falcon swooping in to save the day.
In addition to Fighter Squadron mode, there will also be a 10 versus 10 team deathmatch mode called Blast, a Walker Assault mode, a Hero Battles mode, and more to be announced. The game is set to release on November 17, 2015 on both PC and Xbox One. While the exact original gameplay modes from the original, it looks to be full of a great deal of features and looks impressive on the Frostbite 3 engine that EA DICE has used before on titles such as Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline.
What are you most looking forward to in Star Wars Battlefront? What parts of the original games do you hope EA Dice carries over? Let us know in the comments section below.Further reading: DICE, EA, Star Wars Battlefront, Xbox One