Star Wars Battlefront Producer Promises No Content Is Being Held Back For DLC

Written by Stuart Thomas on Wed, Apr 22, 2015 2:00 PM
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If there’s anything DICE’s multiplayer shooters have become synonymous with, it’s downloadable content. The Swedish team provide an admirable amount of post-launch support, but it comes at a price, often almost as much as the base games in fact.

To that end it’s not surprising to find out DICE and EA have some pretty hefty plans for add-on content packs for Star Wars Battlefront. Despite this, producer Jesper Nielsen has moved to quell any concerns that content is being held back from the base game as DLC.

What we’d heard previously was that Star Wars: Battlefront would contain just eight maps at launch, but taking to Reddit, Nielsen said “I cannot stress this enough; there will be more than 8 maps! : ) Also, the amount of content in the game has absolutely zero to do with DLC. I can say that with all honesty.

"Please don’t make me break what I can and cannot say, but if you think there’s anything we’re not including in the game to save it for DLC, I can tell you you’re 100% wrong. In this project, I’ve never heard anyone say 'Let’s not do this for launch so we can do it as DLC instead'. Ever.

During the Q&A Nielsen also explained how the title will expand on the strengths of the previous games. The core gameplay will remain true to what you would expect from a Battlefront game, reiterating that this is not just a “Battlefield re-skin.

At launch a total of four planets will be available to battle on, with each comprising a number of separate maps. Each planet will look and feel unique, with Nielsen claiming the team is “setting some high bars here on what we want to achieve.

It’s all sounding pretty promising so far, though we’d left to get our hands on some actual gameplay footage. The trailer certainly looked too good to be true, particularly with the claim it was running on PlayStation 4. Time will tell, but we’re sure to see more during EA’s press conference at E3 in June.

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10:06 Apr-24-2015

and that's why we're making Jakku a dlc map....


granted that the map's most likely free it still counts as DLC doesn't it?

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11:16 Apr-24-2015

Free is free... Paid DLC is what everyone here has a beef with...

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19:32 Apr-23-2015

The only thing I'm kind of worried about is there not being enough content at launch and then they just stuff the DLC packs full of all of the goodies and price it too high...


I don't want the launch to be 8 maps and just a few weapons. Hell Starwars Battlefront 2 had entire eras set aside without needing any DLC packs. But we should be for sure that that is exactly what DLC will be, other eras

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12:08 Apr-23-2015

You can't spell STEAL WITHOUT EA.Lol

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14:59 Apr-23-2015

What if I stole something off you?

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06:49 Apr-23-2015

I hope this is true. Devs seem to forget that in some cases holding back content for DLC can sink their profits in the long run due to lack of interest and/or piracy. The base game has to be strong enough without the DLC to make people buy it and still be interested enough when the DLC comes out. With no SP campaign and no space battles, they're really gonna have to make it worth the release price

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19:22 Apr-23-2015

Well, correct in many ways here. Destiny in my opinion was a flop as the story was non-existent, but they did have grimoire cards that tell you the back-story / story. Yet the game it self literally said we don't have time to tell you. That and the fact they charged an arm and a leg for The 2 expansion packs that have not added much to the game.

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17:37 Apr-22-2015

This is a perfect case of "if I see it, I'll believe it"

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20:20 Apr-22-2015

It may be just as he says for the moment.... then the execs and higher ups will come in at the last minute before release and tell them to lock a bunch of stuff, essentially making this poor guy look like a liar.... because that's how moneygrubbing corporations work.

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17:32 Apr-22-2015

you guys don't get it don't you?
they say that NOTHING IS HELD BACK TO BECOME A DLC LATER
that for EA means, there will be a lot of DLCs, but the game will be considered complete even without using them

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16:51 Apr-22-2015

Ever since Assassin's Creed 2 only fools believe huge studios don't hold back content to sell as DLCs later.

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16:42 Apr-22-2015

we believe you EA (sarcasm)

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16:32 Apr-22-2015

"Air wars"

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16:09 Apr-22-2015

no singleplayer campaign, no space battles. and cause of EA obviously no modding support. I wanted this game but little by little that want is leaving, I still want the game but now I am questioning is it worth the 60$ when it has less than what Star Wars Battlefront 1 and 2 has

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17:05 Apr-22-2015

Thumbs up for you mate , good call.

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17:35 Apr-22-2015

Amen Spartan4thwins
All it will have is pretty visuals... But I don't care about detail levels... I care about content... I don't care if this game has visual levels like Modern Warfare 3 as long as it delivers on content... Or else, EA isn't getting a single Rupee from me...

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21:08 Apr-22-2015

+1 from me too. I was really looking forward to space battles again. Not to mention a campaign. It's a shame they aren't adding these two vital things in for a series such as Battlefront. But who knows.. it is EA.. I can see it now "Space Battles DLC coming next month! Only $19.99!"

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00:49 Apr-23-2015

The naive child inside me is still earnestly smiling and saying "Don't worry! They're holding off on space battles because they're planning on announcing a 2016 remake of X-Wing, with 48 vs 48 online space battles. And flyable capital ships."


I think that naive child might just be a lying sucka though.

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01:05 Apr-23-2015

Let us both hope that naive child is correct. xD

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03:19 Apr-23-2015

I want to believe that child too...

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07:04 Apr-23-2015

Just gonna say this... Wait for the release to see who's right instead of just judging when it was really only reveled a few weeks ago...

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20:23 Apr-23-2015

But, But, But were judgmental people.

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15:44 Apr-22-2015

hi guys, this game will be only multiplayer or will be campaign/single player too? sorry for my bad english

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16:05 Apr-22-2015

just multiplayer and some kind of create a mission but is for a type of multiplayer co op

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16:06 Apr-22-2015

There will be a campaign... But it will be like playing missions on multiplayer maps. also I think there might be a mode where you can play with bots.

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17:25 Apr-22-2015

a campagin only playable on line like The Division?? or a classic campaign like BF4 ?

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22:24 Apr-22-2015

it will be an online only campaign like Titanfall and The Division

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07:03 Apr-23-2015

U sure, pretty sure they have co op and then single player but who knows.

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14:58 Apr-22-2015

"promises"

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14:42 Apr-22-2015

If they decide to include spacebattles after the release, then it better be a free DLC!

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16:50 Apr-22-2015

  • EA

  • Free DLC


Pick one.

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19:27 Apr-22-2015

Or One could pick Star Wars Battle Cry which will not bother with DLC or anything like that.

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14:28 Apr-22-2015

I kind of doubt this. All of EA's recent games have paid DLC.

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14:21 Apr-22-2015

No,you will get the whole game.And the DLC will just add about the whole game worth of extra content.

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15:20 Apr-22-2015

This, you're absolutely right.

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