Star Wars Battlefront: 5 Amazing Facts From EA’s E3 Press Conference

Battlefront 3 is coming!
At long last!

 

We’ve been waiting 10 years for this

The last Star Wars: Battlefront- a game where players found themselves fighting in the frontlines in the two major wars of the Star Wars films- was released in 2005. Ever since Battlefront II, fans have lived through an emotional roller coaster of disappointments and excitement as they prayed for any signs of life in the much-anticipated third game.  

Then a miracle happened at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim. EA revealed that they were working on Star Wars: Battlefront III. Fast forward to EA’s press conference at E3 2015, and loyal fans were rewarded for their 10 years of patience with 5 minutes of gameplay.

Thus, here are 5 interesting points to note from those 5 glorious minutes.

1. Players can switch between First and Third person viewpoints

Third person view
You can switch from this...

First Person view
...to this

The company behind Battlefront 3’s development, EA Digital Illusions CE (DICE), is best known for their work on the Battlefield series. As a result, fans were initially worried that their favorite third person shooter was going to be warped and twisted into yet another Call of Duty clone except with Star Wars skins.

This concern was put to rest when the person playing through the E3 demo was able to switch between first person and third person perspectives. Fans are now able to pick and choose their preference in the two camera styles.

I personally find this a welcome feature since mechanics like jetpacks are best appreciated from a third person point of view, but close-range, fast-paced firefights in cramped trenches are better served from a first person perspective.

Speaking of jet packs...

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