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Star Wars Battlefront to launch 'preferably close' to Episode VII

on 23 July 2014

Star Wars Battlefront publisher Electronic Arts has said that it is hoping to bring the hotly anticipated title to stores around the same time as the forthcoming movie, Star Wars: Episode VII.

The science-fiction flick, which is the first Star Wars film since 2005’s Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, was originally scheduled to appear in cinemas in summer 2015. However, the project was pushed back into December.

As such, EA’s Patrick Soderlund addressed the delay and whether or not it would affect the launch of Battlefront during the publishing giant’s recent financial briefing.

"As it relates to Star Wars, we've shown parts from the game today, so you know that what we're building is more rooted in the traditional Star Wars universe and not so much necessarily linked to the movies being made. And that's just because we wanted to make a game that celebrated the history of Star Wars," he said.

"Obviously there will be things in there that are somewhat tied to the new movie. I wouldn't say that we have a particular tie to the movie. Now, obviously we would prefer to be close to the movie, but I wouldn't say that we're directly tied to it."

Star Wars Battlefront was announced at E3 2013 though little else on the game has been shown to date.

via SeekingAlpha