Rumor: Star Wars Battlefront 2 Trailer Drops at Celebration, Visceral Game Teased.

According to a new series of rumors, Battlefront 2 and the Visceral Games Star Wars title are going to be unveiled at Celebration Orlando. While the former is not exactly a surprise, word is that the Celebration panel for the game is going to focus on the game’s campaign (something completely absent from the previous installment) while the EA Play presentation and the subsequent gameplay shown at E3 in a few months will shift focus onto multiplayer.


Star Wars Game Outpost found a handful of tweets of interest, mostly from Jordan Maison of Cinelinx. Maison has heard that the Visceral Games title is finally ready to be shown, but Battlefront 2 will be EA’s biggest focus this year.





In addition, Jeremy Conrad of Furious Fanboys chipped in to this conversation and noted that his own sources told him that the Battlefront 2 presentation was going to be all about single player:




All things considered, a Visceral reveal is long overdue at this point. It was previously mentioned that motion-capture work was being done for a Star Wars game trailer being developed last month, and it was speculated that the game would be Battlefront. In hindsight, it seems like mo-cap is a better fit for a more story-driven game like the one Visceral’s been working on than a title that emphasizes instant action over story, even if the new Battlefront will have a story mode this time around. Speaking of which, it definitely sounds like DICE is focused on delivering a sequel that will blow the original out of the water, so expect the panel to focus on that instead of revealing a significant amount of details on a game that won’t be out until 2018.



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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

Grant Davis (Pomojema)

Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

30 thoughts on “Rumor: Star Wars Battlefront 2 Trailer Drops at Celebration, Visceral Game Teased.

  • March 19, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Single player Star Wars game – I’d be up for that! The last Battlefront was no good for me, kept getting shot whilst I admired the scenery.

  • March 19, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Battlefront 2 will be epic. The players were vocal, DICE heard, and I think the next instalment will be the goods. The Visceral game should also be very interesting. I think it will focus more on Han Solo if I remember correctly. What a time to be a Star Wars fan !

    • March 20, 2017 at 2:56 am

      We had similarly high hopes for Battlefront 1…

    • March 20, 2017 at 3:47 am

      Battlefront is ok, I’m more of a casual gamer than I was when I was 16 so it’s good I can pick it up play and match or two not suck to bad and go about my adult life. So hungry for single player though but I want Jedi Outcast with lightsabers that cut off limbs with modern graphics

  • March 19, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    What are the odds Battlefront 2 will be compatible with the Nintendo Switch? I know the odds aren’t high, but if it’s released on the Switch, I’d get it on the Switch over any other platform.

    • March 19, 2017 at 9:31 pm

      Slim to none.

      • March 20, 2017 at 10:02 am

        You think so? I was so excited when the switch got announced but was reallly disappointed when it was revealed to not be as powerful as the PS4 or Xbox one. I mean they can try pushing the system to its limits, and a lot of the third party developers are on board with the damn thing. It would be so cool to play AAA titles on the go.

        • March 20, 2017 at 3:50 pm

          Yeah, for a number of reasons, which is the graphics on Battlefront are already insane and will likely improve with the next game. Even with the addition of single-player, it’s mostly an online game, which will prove problematic on the go.

          I would be insanely surprised if this happened.

          • March 20, 2017 at 6:04 pm

            I know I can’t wait to see how beautiful it’s gonna look..switch or not I’m pretty pumped.

    • March 19, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      You have Zelda. That is surely 100% better than whatever Dice releases for Battlefront 2.

    • March 20, 2017 at 2:39 am

      There’s no way the Switch could run Battlefront.

  • March 19, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    I really hope Battlefront 2 it has a VR option for the space battles, the VR mission on Battlefront 1 was excellent, if i can play VR Battle of Hoth, Death Star trench run or Battle of endor i’ll die happy…in fact there are lots of scenario’s for VR, Starkiller Base, speeder bikes, pod racing, battle of scarif etc, it might be better with a stand alone VR Star Wars game actually.

  • March 19, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    i only care about that visceral game i hope its similar to SW 1313

  • March 19, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Yes, can’t wait to see what visceral has been working on.

  • March 20, 2017 at 12:30 am

    I truly hope there is an offline mode. I had never played online before. I hate that I had to pay extra for monthly subcrpitons to play online.
    I honestly dont see why everything (game modes) that could be played offline espeacially since we can play Walker Assault offline.
    I also pusrchased two of the extra maps (which should have been free) only to find out I couldnt play them offline.
    Additionally, I want the prequel era and sequel era in the next release. There is no excuse. From a visual persepctive cutting up droids would look beutiful with todays graphics.

  • March 20, 2017 at 1:29 am

    I want to know about Visceral’s project so fucking bad!

    • March 20, 2017 at 2:37 am


    • March 20, 2017 at 4:26 am

      Not a fan of the PT but I’d love to see PT versions of these games and no those shitty GBA ones don’t count either.

  • March 20, 2017 at 2:54 am

    I don’t want to be the one to start yet another SW Battlefront flame-war in the SWNN comments section, but ffs – we’ll have two Battlefront games, a plethora of mobile freemiums and still no genuine story-based Star Wars AAA game 6 years into EAs 10 year contract. Add to that, at this rate of development, we won’t get another during that contract period – because there is nothing else that we know of in current development (there were vague rumours back in 2015 of a Bioware project but they were put to bed some time ago).

    This is the one area, for many fans – but not all, that the new regime have really fucked up. EA were never really the right option. Re-vamping and restoring Lucasfilm as a creative powerhouse and ideas factory to outsource to 3rd party devs on a game by game contract basis as in the golden age (1995-2006) should have happened.

    What a joke.

    And the worst part is that EA will probably nab another 10 years when it expires in 2022/2023.

    • March 20, 2017 at 3:15 am

      Multiplayer shooters are a big money maker, can’t fault them for leading with it.

      • March 20, 2017 at 10:56 am

        Not faulting them for leading with it – faulting them for not following up with a story based game in a timely fashion. The Visceral game is rumoured to have a 2018 release. That’s 2.5 to 3 years after BF.

        Its not like it wouldn’t have sold well 12 months after Battlefront…

        • March 20, 2017 at 7:38 pm

          That’s about how long it takes for a quality AAA game to get made. I’d rather they took their time than rush out a half finished game like battlefront.

          • March 21, 2017 at 1:40 am

            Are you simple? EA is a powerhouse. Visceral is a subsidiary with no other projects. How do you think the powerhouses can release a AAA game a year? They rotate subsidiaries and studios. Its not hard.

            With their resources we could and should have had a major release each year after the 3 year point in their contract (2015).

            There are 7 Star Wars films and their theatre sales takings have always trended upwards. Star Wars as an IP has no diminishing marginal returns. Even if you have to acquire a new subsidiary studio to give you the production capacity to rotate it’s still good business, a license to print money.

            What’s bad business is that EA were never set up for that and never expanded capacity to produce more content. Or have specifically chosen to start slow. It literally makes no sense and is very unlike EA to shy away from profits.

            I’ve theorised before it may have actually been a contractual obligation in the agreement with Lucasfilm, in which case it’s a massive blunder on KKs head. Either way it is responsibility. She’s nailed it in so many ways but for a lot of fans EA was always the wrong choice.

          • March 21, 2017 at 2:55 am

            in theory yes. but look, battlefront is a mindless shooter with a star wars skin and takes little effort beyond the graphics. the type of game we hope visceral is making(something akin to uncharted) needs cinematics, unique levels, voice talent, fully realized characters, an awesome script, etc. you can’t just drop that out as fast you are asking for… at least if we want quality. and personally i’d rather wait a bit than get another mass effect 3.

    • March 20, 2017 at 4:25 am

      I agree 100 percent with everything said here. Thanks for saving me the time of typing it all out.

    • March 20, 2017 at 10:51 am

      EA was a mistake.

    • March 21, 2017 at 7:45 am

      I hate to agree with you, but I agree with you. I’m usually a very optimistic and lenient person but seriously EA literally has the rights to make Star Wars games besides mobile ones and those are pretty much guaranteed to sell even if they aren’t the best games. You’d think for a company that always gets blamed for being greedy and heartless they would have put forth a lot more effort and time into making Star Wars games because that’s pure money waiting to be made.

      I think that the Lucasfilm story group has some play into why EA hasn’t had any of their dev companies immediately develop singleplayer Star Wars story driven games. They have until 2023 to make Star Wars games, unless they renew the license which they probably will, and the only games within five years of owning the license they have released ONE Star Wars game, that is pretty much multiplayer only??? So, there must have been a reason or something going on behind the scenes that initially caused them to not want to make any singleplayer Star Wars games.

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