Thursday, 19 May 2016

The Reason Battlefront didn't have a Single Player Campaign - EA Explains

A lot of people aren’t happy with how Star Wars Battlefront only has a multiplayer and mission game mode. EA have finally explained the reason behind the lack of single player campaign.

EA Studios boss Patrick Soderlund was speaking today about Battlefront and has said that the reason that the game didn’t have a single player campaign was so that the DICE team would be able to have the game finished and released in time for The Force Awakens. If you are familiar with Battlefront, you will know that there is a lot of content from Jakku, (even though the game is all about the original trilogy) which is a setting from The Force Awakens. Having the game released at the same time of the movie was a obviously a good move on EA’s part, considering that the hype revolving around Star Wars back in December was HUGE. Everyone wanted a piece of Star Wars, whether it be merch, the new movie or even the game.

The Force Awaken actor, John Boyega, has said before that he would really like a single player campaign in Battlefront and Patrick Soderlund has teased that a future game may feature a single player mode!

Battlefront has sold more than 14 million copies but Soderlund still isn’t pleased with the rating it received. He has said “The one thing that we got criticized for was the lack of a single-player campaign. It was conscious decision we made due to time and being able to launch the game side-by-side with the movie that came out to get the strongest possible impact. I think the team created a really good game based on the premise that we had. I would say the game has done very well for us and reached a very different demographic than a traditional EA game. So from that perspective, it’s a success. Are we happy with the 75 rating? No. Is that something we’re going to cure going forward? Absolutely.”

He has also said that for a game to become really huge that it should offer both a single player campaign AND a multiplayer mode so that players can get familiar with all of the controls by playing campaign before diving into a huge multiplayer experience. “The depth and breadth is something that’s proving to be more and more important. In a world where we want $60 up front and we expect people to stay with us over the course of a long time, the depth of what we offer is important.”
Last week EA confirmed that they are currently working on a Battlefront 2. So the possibility of a campaign being included is  very very likely! What’s your thoughts on this? Is it a good idea for them to bring in a single player campaign? Or should they just stick with a game with only a multiplayer mode? Let us know in the comments!

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[Source: Gamespot]

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