It’s coming next year.
Shortly after EA announced Star Wars: Battlefront has shipped more than 14 million copies the company announced a sequel was indeed in the works. During a recent earnings call, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said the sequel is going to feature bigger and better worlds and would have content from the new movies.
That little development is newsworthy only because Battlefront dealt almost entirely with content from the old movies. Even the add-on pack that centered on Jakku focused on a battle that supposedly took place before The Force Awakens was set.
The other piece of big time information EA let slip during the earnings call was that the company expects to release a new Star Wars game every year for the next three or four years. It’s not clear whether that means a new battlefront every year or some other type of game set in the Star Wars universe. Star Wars: Battlefront 2 is expected sometime next year, but a release date hasn’t been announced yet