The Star Wars: Battlefront series is one of my favorite games of all time. The third one in the series has had many false starts with multiple studios and was completely scrapped after Disney acquired LucasFilm.
In 2013, EA/DICE were tapped to bring a new iteration of Battlefront to PS4, Xbox One, and PC, completely skipping an entire generation of consoles. A teaser trailer shown at E3 2013 gave fans of the series a lot of hope. But with no ship date we had to wait and wonder.
EA has announced that the reductively titled Star Wars: Battlefront will be launching holiday 2015. Which, as many Star Wars fans know, is right around the release of Star Wars: Episode VII. DICE has previously confirmed that the game will feature events from the original trilogy. I'm hoping for at least one Episode VII inspired battle.
I'm bewildered and excited by this news. From what DICE has shown so far, the game looks fantastic.