EA Explains Why Battlefront Is Unlikely To Have The Force Awakens DLC

by Javy Gwaltney on Jan 30, 2016 at 04:00 AM

In December, the Twitter account for Star Wars Battlefront revealed it was improbable that the game would receive any DLC that was focused on the new film, The Force Awakens. Looks we like we just got a confirmation and answer as to why that's the case from EA itself.

In a recent earnings call, EA's CFO Blake Jorgensen reiterated that there was likely no Episode VII DLC coming to Battlefront and took some time to explain why:

“You can’t make a game in ’Star Wars’ that violates the canon of ‘Star Wars'...meaning, you can’t take something from the future and bring it back into the past unless it’s a reference.”

Jorgensen also took time to clarify that future Star Wars titles could have content from the new trilogy, saying that the publisher was trying to stay "tightly connected" to Star Wars and it could tap into "new characters and vehicles and so forth" in future Star Wars games.

[Source: The Wall Street Journal]


Our Take
EA toeing the line when it comes to Star Wars canon isn't exactly surprising given Lucasarts attempts to clean house with the expanded universe. And while Joergensen didn't explicitly say that a Battlefront sequel would focus on the new films, it would certainly make sense for it too. Still, as someone who dropped $60 on Battlefront and came away disappointed with the lack of content, I'm a bit bummed, especially since none of the DLC revealed for the game looks particularly interesting until summer at the earliest.