EA expects to "most likely" release its new Star Wars: Battlefront game
alongside Star Wars 7
coming to cinemas, scheduled for mid-2015. Speaking in an investors conference call, EA Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen said the game "will most likely come out around the same time the Star Wars movies start to come out, probably in the summer of '15."
Given how EA's multi-year deal
with Disney on Star Wars games was only signed in May, it's no surprise the new Battlefront is not coming next year, but mid-2015 doesn't seem too far, far away. Details on the DICE-developed entry in the multiplayer shooter series are also unsurprisingly sparse, but the Battlefield studio has been profuse in sharing its excitement to take on the franchise. EA Games VP Patrick Söderlund said DICE "begged" to make the game
, and EA, knowing the force was strong with DICE, obliged.