Over a decade ago, the Battlefront series debuted with the release of Star Wars Battlefront (2004), which was followed by a sequel the following year. At the franchise’s heart: the ability to participate in major battles within the Star Wars universe.
Intended as a reboot of that franchise, Star Wars Battlefront builds on the elements that have been core in its predecessors, resulting in a new and fresh game suited to the current generation.
At EBX, I had the opportunity to try out the game’s new Walker Assault game mode, which will be playable across a range of maps. During the demo, we were treated to a recreation of the famous Battle of Hoth.As one of the Rebels, my job was to defend Echo Base against the AT-AT assault. To that end, we were tasked with capturing and holding Uplinks scattered throughout the map. Once secure, our attention turned to defending each particular Uplink until Y-Wings were cleared for a bombing run on the nearest AT-AT. These bombing runs temporarily stopped them in their tracks, and made them vulnerable to conventional weapons fire, or from defence turrets.