Many Star Wars Battlefront fans are looking into how will differ from the Battlefield series. Well, this might be a major deviation from the aforementioned Battlefield feel, making Battlefront feel wholly unique.
As reported by GamesRadar, citing an interview with OXM, the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront will not feature down-the-sights aiming, which has become something of a norm in modern first-person shooter games.
“There are no ironsights in Star Wars, on the ordinary blasters,” DICE Executive Producer Patrick Bach said. “You have scopes on some rifles, but there are no ironsights.”
DICE isn’t saying how this affects the multiplayer experience in Star Wars Battlefront, but it certainly will add a pace change to the game. It’s reminiscent of how the Stormtroopers shot in Star Wars: from the hips, with no actual aiming involved (as evidenced by their lack of being able to hit anything).
Bach, in the same interview, confirmed that some aspects of what they have done in the past, but to completely copy and not do anything original would be “disrespectful to the fans.” The Inquisitr previously detailed how Star Wars Battlefront will not be a simply reskin of Battlefield 4, even though the two games use the same Frostbite 3 engine.
While Star Wars Battlefront will be inherently different from Battlefield in terms of how the games feel and play, it doesn’t mean that DICE and EA aren’t using the lessons learned from Battlefield 4 to make Star Wars a better experience. IGN reported on an investor call where EA CFO Blake Jorgenson admitted that the team is learning from the Battlefield debacle. However, he points to successful large-scale launches such as Dragon Age: Inquisition and Battlefield Hardline as examples the team has learned and doesn’t foresee any issues plaguing Star Wars Battlefront.
We learned a lot coming out of Battlefield 4. We’ve launched a lot of large-scale titles on our infrastructure [since BF4], like Dragon Age: Inquisition and Battlefield Hardline… We can never foresee everything, but we’ve demonstrated that we learned some things from the past. We don’t expect anything unforeseen around Star Wars.”
Star Wars Battlefront was revealed to have twelve starting maps shipping with the game, as well as not include in-space combat. However, players will still be able to pilot X-Wings and so on in the atmosphere.
The revelation that Star Wars Battlefront is moving away from iron sights aiming is significant, though, as it’s a mainstay in the genre. Do you think DICE is making the right move with Star Wars Battlefront? Sound off in the comments below.
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