DICE producer Jesper Nielsen has opened up on Reddit about concerns surrounding potential DLC for Star Wars: Battlefront.
In response to a comment about a perceived dearth of content in the game, Nielsen (AKA u/DICE_TheBikingViking) assured fans that DICE will not be withholding content with the intent of releasing it as DLC: “I cannot stress this enough; there will be more than 8 maps! 🙂 Also, the amount of content in the game has absolutely zero to do with DLC. I can say that with all honesty.”
He was also prompted to give his opinion regarding what Battlefront will bring to the series: “As for expanding on strengths of the previous games; I think most people will find that it does expand on the strengths of the previous games, when it comes to core gameplay and what the feeling of a Battlefront game is. Just my two cents.” He also hinted at upcoming gameplay reveals, writing “I totally get that! And you’ll see it soon enough” in response to a user’s complaint about the cinematic trailer being the only glimpse we’ve gotten of the game so far.
Even with the small amount of information that has been released so far, the game has already come under fire from fans for, among other things, its lack of space battles and the idea that it is just a Battlefield game with a Star Wars theme. Despite not being able to divulge too much information this early on, Nielsen has still managed to reveal some interesting tidbits, including assurances after the trailer came out that “this is not a Battlefield re-skin. It’s using the Frostbite engine, yes, but not a lot of the Battlefield code.” In addition to that, DICE general manager Patrick Bach has recently promised that the typical large-scale destruction that is prevalent in Battlefield games will be toned down in Battlefront. The game’s official Twitter account confirmed this, saying that the destruction will be a part of the game “where it makes sense.”
The new Star Wars: Battlefront trailer was released last week, revealing the release dates to be November 17th for North America and 20th for the UK.