Last year, Electronic Arts successfully capitalized on the overwhelming hype generated by "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." A month before the movie came out in theaters, the often-criticized publisher released Star Wars Battlefront, a reboot of a series that started more than a decade ago. And the result was...well, let's just say EA pocketed millions of dollars along the way - Star Wars Battlefront sold more than 14 million copies worldwide.
However, the game was criticized for lacking depth, especially with single-player campaign mode nowhere in sight. It can even be argued that Star Wars Battlefront is nothing more than just a mindless first-person shooter built to feast on many fans' nostalgia. Yes, it's fun to play as Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, and the rest of the gang. But the game can quickly go stale.
Although the DLC packs have managed to keep things interesting, EA needs more than just extra characters and maps to keep players engaged. Which is probably why a sequel is already in the works. The still-untitled Star Wars Battlefront sequel has not been officially announced yet, but reports say it's scheduled for release in Fall 2017.
Now, we don't have any details yet on the sequel's content. But at least we know EA has been listening to the feedback thrown at Star Wars Battlefront, which could affect the sequel's eventual content. In an investor event this week, EA Vice President of Investor Relations Chris Evenden said that they have certainly "heard the feedback." Specifically, comments that point toward the game's depth and single-player campaign. However, he did not specify how EA addressed these concerns. "I wouldn't want to announce exactly how we've acted on that," he said.
That should be good enough for us. At least we know EA is actually listening to players. And based on the context of what Evenden said, it sounds like EA has already made changes to address the areas where Star Wars Battlefront is lacking. It's unlikely that EA will announce more details on the sequel before 2016 is over. In the meantime, there's "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" right around the corner to satisfy your Star Wars cravings.