But I want to be BB-8!
While we’ve known since last month that Star Wars Battlefront is going to focus on the original trilogy for this release in the series, we didn’t know exactly why. An EA earnings call (via VideoGamer) has shed some light on why you won’t be able to make Finn and Poe kiss play as Finn, Rey, Kylo Ren, and BB-8 until the next game.
Since The Force Awakens is set three decades after the original trilogy, EA is not allowed to intermingle content from that newest film with the ideas and concepts from episodes IV-VI. EA CFO Blake Jorgensen, during the call: “On Star Wars, the one thing that we are adhering to, and I think this is part of our arrangement with Lucas and Disney, is you can’t make a game in Star Wars that violates the canon of Star Wars.” That makes sense to me, but it wouldn’t exactly be wearing a tinfoil hat to believe that “more games=more money” was a major factor here.
Of course, when the next game comes out in a couple of years, I’m sure we’ll all be rocking our First Order uniforms and battling on Death Star 3.0. Until then, we have more levels from the original trilogy coming, like Bespin Cloud City and the first Death Star.
EA’s future Star Wars games could make use of The Force Awakens characters [VideoGamer]