EA Games Label president Frank Gibeau has revealed that DICE are “well into development” on Star Wars: Battlefront.
Announced at E3 with a short teaser, the game from the team behind Battlefield was one of the more obvious projects being touted following EA’s acquisition of the Star Wars license earlier this year.
Speaking at a Q1 earnings call Gibeau said: “We showed 22 seconds of where we’re going with it and the fan response was very positive. The DICE team is well into development on that product already, so we feel very bullish about our shooter rotation over the next several years.”
Gibeau also confirmed that the game would flit between first person and “a third-person component,” which may well be achievable on the fly, though nothing is confirmed.
Little is known about the project other than its existence, the information above and the feverish glee that met its announcement.
In 2008 Star Wars Battlefront III’s development at Free Radical was canned, despite the project nearing completion, due to the collapse of the company and it losing the Star Wars license.
It is not yet known how much of that project is being utilised for DICE’s game, but if the game truly is “well into development” then it’s hard to believe the company started from scratch earlier this year.