E3 2016: Electronic Arts Details Their Plans For The Future Of The Star Wars Franchise

By Mike Sousa on June 12, 2016, 5:43PM EDT

It was inevitable that Star Wars would make an appearance at Electronic Arts' press conference. Although we didn't exactly get gameplay footage of a new game, Electronic Arts did reveal their plans for future Star Wars games and confirmed that they will include content from more recent films.

Motive head Jade Raymond went up on stage to outline their plans for the future, starting with the confirmation that Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes and Star Wars: The Old Republic will continue to be supported with new content throughout the year.

As for future titles, Raymond announced that a sequel to Star Wars Battlefront is currently in development at DICE, in collaboration with Motive Studios in Montreal. She stated that both teams have listened to all feedback from fans and are also innovating in new areas that will excite gamers. The game is expected to release in 2017.

As for the new action adventure Star Wars game from Visceral Games, it will feature an authentic narrative in the Star Wars universe with completely new characters. It's a game that shows the level of collaboration between the Story Team at Lucasfilm and Amy Hennig and the team at Visceral. The yet unnamed title will launch in 2018.

Respawn Entertainment is also working on a third-person action adventure game. Although details are scarce, Raymond said that the game features a different style of gameplay and takes place in a different timeline we have yet to explore with our EA Star Wars titles.

There are more Star Wars projects currently in pre-production, but Electronic Arts didn't reveal any further information about these projects.

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