EA, a company willing to level with you about the deficiencies of last year’s sports games when it is time to sell you this year’s, is coming clean about the inadequacies of 2015's Star Wars Battlefront. A new trailer for the game’s November sequel makes clear that, yeah, that last game was more short on content than the second Death Star.
The 2015 Battlefront didn’t just lack the solo campaign that the new game has. It launched with few maps, few characters and a paltry amount of vehicles, especially for its flight combat mods. More was added via paid DLC.
Today’s new trailer for the sequel walks you through the uptick in content. More more more, they explain, which given the absurd skimpiness of the last game, does indeed appear to be better.
Note: Numbers aren’t everything. The previous Battlefront game launched with nine multiplayer modes. This game is launching with five. EA doesn’t have a chart for that in the video of course, but the knock on those nine modes last time is that some weren’t that hot. Five’s a decent start, and EA is teasing a “live service” that will bring more stuff into the game.
Battlefront II is out for PC, PS4 and Xbox One on November 17.