Industry Insider Reveals Disappointing News For Star Wars Battlefront 3

Published 11/20/2021, 8:36 AM EST


Star Wars Battlefront 3 is now a dead project and fans are upset about it. Tom Henderson, an industry expert, announced that Star Wars Battlefront 3 is not going to happen. But it’s not like there won’t be any Star Wars, it’s just that it won’t be Battlefront 3.

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He also mentioned the reason behind Battlefront 3 being canceled, it’s just because of the high licensing costs. This makes sense because production companies do charge a very high licensing cost for using the rights of their assets.

 

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For the fans who are unfamiliar with Tom Henderson, he is a video game writer who works for VGC News, IGN, and Gaming Intel. On 20th Nov, Tom shared a tweet where he says:

“Battlefront 3 was a pitched title from DICE, but ultimately, the title was shot down by EA due to licensing costs. ‘It got turned down because it takes 20% more sales to make the same money,’ said one past developer.” 

Not all bad news

So as confirmed by Tom, the licensing fee was so high that the game had to make 20% extra sales just to cover the licensing cost. In this case, it would be very difficult to even hit the break-even point, and it would be impossible to earn as much profit as the devs would like to. This is exactly why EA canceled this project.

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Some lead developers, who were an important part of the Battlefront franchise, have left DICE. Hence, it further decreases the chance of the happening of Battlefront 3. Following are the key people who left the DICE a few months back:

  • Dennis Brävall- Creative director of Battlefront II
  • Christian Johannese- Core gameplay designer of Battlefront franchise
  • Guillaume Mroz- Lead hero designer of Battlefront franchise

Tom also shared that EA is working on two Star Wars games, but it’s likely that both of them will be single-player titles and will have a story mode. So it’s not all bad news.

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Swetabh Shekhar

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Swetabh Shekhar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and holds a Master's degree in Mass Communication. He has been playing video games since his childhood days and has witnessed the evolution of the gaming industry. GTA, Assassins Creed, Call of Duty, and The Walking Dead are some of his all-time favorites.

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