EA confirmed this week that Star Wars Battlefront 2 is on the way, with the game expected to drop sometime in 2017. Although it sold very well, last year’s Star Wars Battlefront reboot wasn’t exactly accepted with open arms by Star Wars fans who had been waiting a decade for the franchise to return. The game’s beautiful visuals and authentic sound design were offset by questionable design decisions and shallow gameplay, in addition to the game offering a relatively low amount of content for its premium selling price.
Fortunately, all those problems can be addressed in the sequel! Here is our Star Wars Battlefront 2 wishlist.
10. Return of Space Combat
Is it too much to ask for a modern Star Wars game to feature actual “star wars?” One would think so considering that space combat is nowhere to be found in Star Wars Battlefront. Oh sure, there’s in-atmosphere dog fighting, but this is a half measure for a game that feels like it already took one step forward and two steps back in practically every design decision. True space combat, with starfighters and capital ships, needs to be included in Battlefront 2 and not be just good enough so that EA can include it as a bullet point on the box office. The experience needs to go well beyond what was offered 2005’s Star Wars Battlefront II (yeah, these titles are getting confusing), with the ability to board and explore enemy ships, and sabotage them from the inside. We’re overdue for a true next-gen Star Wars space combat experience, and Battlefront 2 needs to be the game that delivers the goods. That being said, there’s still room for it to go one step further in this regard …