What’s Next for EA ‘Star Wars’ Games

Doug Trein

Electronic Arts has announced several exciting Star Wars games in their development pipeline during their E3 press conference. Whether you’re a fan of third person shooters, mobile games, or MMOs, there’s a lot to be excited for in the coming years. Here’s a short recap of all of the major Star Wars projects announced today during the show.

Through 2016, players can expect new downloadable content packages for DICE’s Star Wars Battlefront, that dropped last year. Three are currently planned – Bespin, Death Star, and one final DLC package in December. For those looking forward to PlayStation VR, DICE is currently working with Criterion on an exclusive Star Wars Battlefront VR mission.

An entirely new installment of Star Wars: Battlefront is currently in the works. DICE is currently collaborating with Motive Studios, based out of Montreal, to continue to innovate the blockbuster multiplayer series. Details are currently hush hush, but we can expect a refinement of last year’s game, and new massive battlefield environments. The Battlefront sequel is set for release sometime in 2017.

For mobile game fans, expect new updates from Capital Games’ Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. Guilds, raids and chat were just added this spring, and more new updates are planned for later this year as well.

To close out 2016,  Star Wars: The Old Republic will celebrate its five year anniversary! BioWare has several new improvements to the MMO planned throughout the year and beyond, so players can expect to experience more story-driven content.

Visceral Games, developers of the Dead Space series and Battlefield: Hardline, are currently developing an untitled Star Wars game. Visceral has been closely collaborating with the Story Team at Lucasfilm to create an exciting, original narrative within the Star Wars universe that is being penned by Amy Hennig, former head writer of the Uncharted series. The game is projected for a 2018 release.

Lastly, Respawn Entertainment are in the midst of creating their own third-person action adventure game based in the Star Wars universe. The Titanfall developer has stated the game will take place in an alternate timeline in Star Wars history, but that is the only major detail we know so far. There is no projected date for this one yet, but we’re sure to see more details emerge in the coming months.

Doug Trein
Doug Trein is a staff contributor at Fandom and focuses primarily on video games and animated television shows. His game genre favorites include strategy and turn-based role-playing games, first-person shooters, 2D fighting games, and action/adventure titles.