Yesterday, we reported how DICE feels good about Star Wars Battlefront II right now, which is quite different from their initial feelings. Previously, the developers were uneasy with the idea of reaching out on the internet to talk to their fans.
Things have changed over the last few months, though, and the Swedish developer isn’t in a hurry when it comes to leaving the existing game in the franchise. As of right now, DICE does not have plans for releasing a Star Wars Battlefront III anytime soon.
“Sequels are probably still viable otherwise people wouldn’t be doing them,” said design director Dennis Brännvall, in an interview with PCGamesN, “but it’s not the same hunger as it used to be. We were so used to the chain of sequels, where we do a sequel then we do a season pass for a year then move onto the next game. I think the industry has changed on that… before it was very transactional and we made the game, and we signed up for 4 DLCs, and then that’s it.”
“So then you focus on getting value to players out of what they paid for, and if there was a system that wasn’t working then you put a pin in that and say we will fix it in the sequel,” Brännvall said. “This time around we’re not doing it that way.”
It seems the developer is going for a Rainbow Six Siege and Overwatch model rather than pushing for new titles in the same franchise. Star Wars Battlefront II has built up a much stronger player base to continue forward into a longer timespan, which could be well beyond The Rise of Skywalker movie release.