It follows news that the June content update for Battlefield 5 will also be that game’s last. In a statement to IGN, an EA spokesperson made clear that DICE will still be supporting both games:
“The team at DICE is working on the standalone Battlefield V update releasing this summer, and continuing their work on delivering Community Games. While the studio’s vision for Star Wars Battlefront II
is now complete with this week’s The Battle on Scarif Update, the servers, in-game challenges, recurring events and game support will continue as the game lives on with players and the community. We’re looking forward to hearing players’ stories for both games, for years to come.”
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The statement closes by confirming that, after taking a year off from the franchise, we’ll be getting a new DICE Battlefield game next year: “Longer term, the studio is focused on the future of Battlefield that we’ll be bringing to players in 2021.”
Previously, EA had said that a new Battlefield game will arrive between 2021 and 2022.
It’s not clear at this point if Battlefield 5 or Battlefront 2 will join the other EA games that have been made available on Steam.The Battle on Scarif update will not only add the tropical planet location from Rogue One to multiple modes, but will add new hero and villain looks primarily based on The Rise of Skywalker – Rey with a yellow lightsaber, Kylo Ren with his reforged mask, and a new version of Emperor Palpatine. Reaching 5,000 kills with Darth Maul will add his Old Master appearance (complete with mechanical legs), and “uncovering the mystery on Takodana” will earn you Rey’s hooded look.
The Age of Rebellion will also be made available in Supremacy and Instant Action, with battles on Hoth, Tatooine, Yavin 4, Death Star and Scarif. Battles in the Age of Rebellion Supremacy will take place purely in the ground phase, but you will be able to pilot starfighters in a selection of locations.
Offline solo players will also gain access to the game’s co-op modes, working with and against AI in all co-op locations. This will be an option in the Instant Action menu.
After a difficult start to life, we re-reviewed Battlefront 2 last year, calling it “a great package now that serves as one of the best and most thrilling ways to have an authentic Star Wars gaming experience.”
Joe Skrebels is IGN’s Executive Editor of News. Follow him on Twitter.