Gamescom 2017 - Star Wars Battlefront 2's Space Combat Shown off in Starfighter Trailer

Written by Stuart Thomas on Mon, Aug 21, 2017 12:39 PM
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When Star Wars Battlefront launched in 2015, it was a bit puzzling that there was no space combat to speak of. It’s basically the most iconic part of Star Wars and, well, it’s called Star Wars. We want wars in the stars. Fortunately, DICE is making amends with Star Wars Battlefront 2, elevating its Starfighter Assault dog fighting mode to the depths of space. This won’t just be reduced to mere background scenery either. Players can plunge through giant starships, swashbuckle through asteroid belts, and generally act like the Han Solo we’ve always wanted to be.

At launch, it looks as if there are going to be at least five Starfighter Assault maps available, presumably with more coming for free further down the line. They include the Unknown Regions, the ruins of the Death Star after the Battle of Endor, Ryloth and Kamino from the prequel trilogy, and the Fondor Shipyards from Rogue One.

Criterion, they of Burnout and Need For Speed game, have been given full creative rein over the space dogfighting mode in Star Wars Battlefront II, so it’s fair to say it’s had plenty of attention lavished on it, and it shows. Surely the next step has to be creating an actual Rogue Squadron-esque space shooter, we’ve been waiting years for something of its ilk.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 is arriving on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in a galaxy far, far away on November 17th, 2017.

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16:45 Aug-22-2017

I was hoping for merged combat :/


(Landing from space to ground)

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06:00 Aug-22-2017

this trailer looks like a part of animated series

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05:34 Aug-22-2017

I want to collide with other ships and see the devastation unfold. A Tie fighter being cut in half by an A-Wing. I want to pilot my LAAT into an enemy hanger and board! >.> Improve upon the original BF series, I say. Not soil it's name. I suppose we shall see when it arrives.

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17:07 Aug-21-2017

heh...gameplay my ass

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16:47 Aug-21-2017

Let's see how similar the actual gameplay is to these promotional videos.

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10:16 Aug-22-2017

to me, there is 0% chance it will be better than star citizen's gameplay even in alpha. Third person spaceship fighting looks great, but honestly ever since battlefield popularized first person vehicle warfare there is no going back to third person. Idk wtf ea is doing on this one if its just third person as the trailer implies. Idiotic. I'll place my bet now that it will be 5hit

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13:12 Aug-21-2017

"fear you, i do not" - Yoda

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16:14 Aug-21-2017

You do not know the power of the dark side!

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23:19 Aug-21-2017

Up the shut f*ck you must!
sorry, couldn't help it :p

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23:34 Aug-21-2017

Young fool, your feeble insults are no match for the power of the dark side! :)

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13:07 Aug-21-2017

If they pull off the space combat right..... this might be the first of the Battlefront(or for that matter Battlefield) series that i feel like I have to pick up.

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