LucasArts forms a deal with Electronic Arts/DICE to develop a fully functional third person action shooter set in the Star Wars universe with a firm focus on online multiplayer.
The Plan: To deliver a true successor in the Battlefront franchise which has seen massive success in the past but has yet to see a fully fledged third entry on home consoles and PC. Designed to be an early launch title for Next Generation consoles, Battlefront Online will be the first of many titles using an
upgraded version of the Frostbite engine, which has given impressive results in titles such as Battlefield 3 and it will also present DICE a chance to show off their skills in the third person action department rather
than the normal first person which has been presented in titles from the developer in the past.
The Execution: Battlefront Online will present the opportunity for up to 30 players per match to take part in various modes such as Zones, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Capture The Flag. Fully grounded planet battles spreading out into space via various ships and vehicles will be on offer for the player. Experience points will be awarded enabling the chance to level up and upgrade to various weapons and classes based on characters in the Star Wars mythology.