5 Things I Want to See in Star Wars Battlefront
As you might know by now, a new Star Wars Battlefront was announced at this years E3. I’m a huge Star Wars Battlefront fan, I still go back and play Battlefront 2 occasionally, and I just wanted to share with you the five things that I desperately want to see in the new Star Wars Battlefront. So, I shall get straight to it.
The first thing that I want to talk about is customisation. Both character and weapon. I will start with character customisation. It would be a really cool thing if you were able to customise your character. What I would like to see would be the kind of customisation you have with Halo Reach and Halo 4 where you can customise your characters armour, I think that would be a great addition to Star Wars Battlefront. However, if the new Battlefront will be like the previous installments, there will be four factions. Republic, Empire, Rebels and CIS. If the new one is like this as well, there probably won’t be any character customisation as you play as having a unique character four all four different factions would be unlikely, bit it would be a really cool thing to have.
What I think is far more likely, is weapon customisation. The new Star Wars Battlefront is being developed by DICE, the same company that develops Battlefield. In Battlefield you can customise your gun with different attachments. I hope that they do this in Star Wars Battlefront. In the previous Battlefront you were just given set weapons for each class. If in the new Battlefront you are allowed to customise your weapons to your play style (and hopefully given a wider range of weapons) that would be absolutely fantastic.
The closest thing that a Star Wars Battlefront game has come to with a story before is the “Rise of the Empire” game mode in Star Wars Battlefront 2. That was something that I really enjoyed. The Star Wars universe is a really good place for a story and DICE could come up with a really good story to put in the new Battlefront. It could follow a republic soldier through the clone wars and into the early days of the empire, very much like “Rise of the Empire” in Battlefront 2, where it followed the 501st Battalion threw the late stages of the clone wars, and into the early stages of the empire, or it could be something completely different.
I think a story is a really important part in games these days, and I really think that Star Wars Battlefront is a great way to add another story to the Star Wars universe. It’s a really good way to expand on the universe, and to add some more depth to the game, rather than it just being a purely multiplayer game.
3. Destructible Environment
Having played Battlefield 3, and seeing the multiplayer gameplay for Battlefield 4, I really appreciate how cool destructible environments are. They change the whole battlefield, providing new places to attack from, new routes to use and also adds to the realism and immersion of the game. It really makes you feel that you’re there on the battlefield. It’s fairly self explanatory, not much I can say about it. Just destructible environments would be extremely beneficial to the game.
4. Return of Galactic Conquest
If you’re a Battlefront fan, you’ll know what Galactic Conquest is. If you don’t, here’s a quick overview: you chose one of two era’s to play in. Clone wars or Galactic Civil War. In the Clone Wars, you control either the republic forces, or CIS forces. In the Civil War you control either rebel forces empire forces. Your goal is to take all the planets in the galaxy, completely wiping out the opposition forces.
I can’t tell you how many hours of m childhood I spent playing this mode constantly. If this is not in the new Battlefront, it will be a bit of a disappointment. In my opinion it’s one of the best modes in any game. I really hope this mode returns, and I can tell that if it does, I’ll be playing it for a long, long time.
5. 64 Player Multiplayer
This is a pretty simple thing I want to see, just a bigger multiplayer. This will hopefully lead to bigger maps, and more epic battles. It’s really just something that will put Battlefront back at the forefront of multiplayer gaming just like, in my opinion, it was with Battlefront 2 all those years ago.
So then, that’s it. Five things that I want to see in the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront game. Feel free to tell us what you would like to see in it as well. It’ll be great (for me anyway) to see what other Battlefront fans want in the new game.