Star Wars Battlefront is now fully available for Xbox One and PC

EA's first collaboration with the now Disney-owned Star Wars franchise marks the beginning of a longer partnership. EA won the exclusive rights to develop Star Wars games for mobile, consoles and PC for ten years.

Over the previous two decades, we've been blanketed with Star Wars games of all types. Many were average, some were terrible, but there have been some seriously incredible titles in among the clutter. 2003's Star Wars Battlefront was one of them - a franchise now revived by EA and developed by DICE, famed for Battlefield.

Pandemic Studios developed the original Star Wars Battlefront over ten years ago. DICE's 2015 Battlefront marks the third entry in the series, and serves, in part, as a reboot. If you're new to Battlefront, it is a multiplayer-focussed third and first person shooter, in what EA touts as the "ultimate Star Wars experience".

Both myself and Jonathan Dollison have previewed DICE's take on this beloved franchise. Battlefront also enjoyed an open beta a few weeks back, serving over 9 million people.

I found the beta to be good fun, but also a little on the simplistic side. I acknowledge that EA has some responsibility to serve fans of the franchise who might not typically jump into first person shooters - the complexity of Battlefield is perhaps best left to the core crowd. That said, EA have tweaked the game since its open beta, adding bullet drop mechanics to certain weapons and adding precision weak points to some of the game's vehicles - both of which should serve to extend the game's skill cap.

Some of Star Wars Battlefront's key features include:

  • Up to 20 vs. 20 multiplayer matches
  • 12 multiplayer maps
  • Walker Assault pitches 20 Rebels and 20 Imperials in an attack/defend scenario, destroy the AT-AT walkers before they destroy your base
  • Fighter Squadron is the game's aerial dogfighting game mode
  • Supremacy is another 20 vs. 20 game type, reminiscent of Battlefield's base-capturing Conquest mode
  • Cargo is similar to Battlefield Hardline's Blood Money mode, tasking players to collect and capture cargo before the enemy team
  • Droid Run tasks teams of six to capture and control 3 GNK droids
  • There's no single-player campaign, but it features missions that can be played solo with bots, online in co-op, or locally with split-screen
  • The Battle of Jakku DLC map ties the game into Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
  • Iconic Star Wars vehicles are available to control, such as AT-AT walkers, AT-ST walkers, TIE fighters, X-Wings and even the Millennium Falcon
  • Randomly spawning power-up tokens allow you to play as hero characters, such as Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Han Solo and Boba Fett.
  • You can customize your soldier utilizing difference alien races from the franchise's rich lore
  • Customize your combat loadout with 'Star Cards', which grant three special abilities for use in battle

Star Wars Battlefront is available now in the US for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, with a November 19th release date for Europe.

Are you going to pick up Star Wars Battlefront? I might have to just because, you know, it's Star Wars.

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  • All multiplayer games these days.I want single player campaign.
  • You kidding? The world has not seen such solid new multiplayer for a while. There are lots of SP campaigns...
  • Then get tomb raider. Nice single player game
  • Halo 5 has some new aspects that are awesome. And single player. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Seriously need a good single player mode
  • Unfortunately, I have neither the time or interest to invest in becoming competitive with the devotes od online gaming. If I want to get a beating, I'll argue with my wife. Give me a single player mode that I can dial in to "fantasize" where I can take my frustration out on video villainy and I'd buy today. A good good single player, FPS is hard to find.
  • Tomb raider will serve ur purpose then..
  • Tr is not a FPS.
  • It's been out a while, but if you want a good campaign against evil villains, you might consider Wolfenstein.
  • Sorry, when did they take the single-player out of Forza, Halo, Dying Light, Shadow of Mordor, The Witcher 3, Fallout 4, and basically every other game but Titanfall and Destiny?
  • They took the single player out of COD for 360.
  • That wasn't taking it out. That was doing what was necessary to support archaic machines. The 360 is 10 years-old, now. They'd have had to gut the campaign to make it work, and people would then complain about the relative content/quality. At least they discounted the game for that reason. Honestly, I'm ready for those consoles to just stop getting support.
  • Misread your comment at first! Very good point though. Titanfall was advertised and owned up to not having a campaign which doesn't make it as bad. Destiny was the opposite, massive hype, massive initial let down.
  • Couldn't agree more. I was so exited to buy this, until I found out it has no campaign. No interesting story, just crazy frenzied shooting. No thanks.
  • Tomb Raider? Fallout? 
  • What rock have you been under? Fallout 4, Tomb Raider, Witcher 3, Halo 5, just to name a few.
  • Beta let me down. Skipping for RB6
  • Me too
  • Prepare to be let down again then. R6 is trying to be COD
  • So, which have you never played in your life for 10 seconds, Call of Duty or Rainbow Six? Because they're about as similar as Forza 6 and Need For Speed.
  • Interesting, it was the exact opposite for me. I was excited for Siege, not interested in Battlefront. I played the Siege beta, and it was incredibly disappointing. It just didn't have much going on. Tactics, which they said were a big deal, never came into play. Battlefront, it pleasantly surprised me. It wasn't the ADHD mess of CoD, rather keeping you to one gun and 3 abilities. It had a lot going on, but it did a good job of keeping you from feeling overwhelmed by the content quantity. Shotting was pretty nice as well, and it was visually and audibly one of the better games in the genre.
  • I almost talked myself into it. However, it's been a week, and I've onyl gotten about 2.5 hours into Fallout, and Halo just got its first MP update. I've got enough shooting to do. I MIGHT grab it during Black Friday, where you can get $20 off 3 months of LIVE when you buy it, but I still don't know if I want it for $50. Maybe I'll grab it after Christmas or New Year's, if it gets to $40 before Quantum Break and The Division show up.
  • No galactic conquest? No epic campaign? Day-one DLC? What the hell, EA?
  • Day one DLC? Where?
  • Damn you, where's my serial!?
  • It could be a hell of a game, if there was a SP campaign! But this is Battlefront and it's intended to ben an online game, so I won't complain, but then again, won't buy it either! Still playing with the White Wolf, cause I'm not a fan of this so hyped Fallout and I'll have to wait until next year so I can see Lara Croft on my PC screen!
  • For those of you complaining about no Single Player. STOP. We've known for ages it would have no campaign. That being said there are actually single player modes that are quite fun to play. So far, I'm loving this game.
  • The Force is strong in this game