After revealing Star Wars Battlefront II yesterday at the Star Wars Celebration, EA found itself facing some conflicting news around the game. Now they have stepped in to clarify what is actually happening.
An article around the game on Xbox Wire incorrectly claimed that Star Wars Battlefront II’s offline co-op would be Xbox exclusive. However, the offline feature is common to both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The feature won’t make its way into the PC version making it a console exclusive rather than platform exclusive.
Another big thing was EA’s apparent change of heart regarding Season Passes with Battlefront II not expecting to have one according to the game’s Creative Director, Bernd Diemer. The idea was that DICE didn’t want to split up the community around the game and instead would be looking at bringing something “different” and “better.” Electronic Arts threw that into doubt as they released a statement which read:
While we’re not ready to confirm any live service plans just yet, what we can say is this we heard the feedback from our Battlefront community loud and clear. We know they want more depth, more progression, and more content. So we’re focused on delivering that in every dimension of Star Wars Battlefront II. We’ll have more to share about our plans soon.
So while the traditional style of Season Pass won’t happen, it is clear that they do have plans to sell extra content after the game releases. They just aren’t ready to say what that is but perhaps it will be “different” and “better.”