Star Wars Battlefront 2 is a game that Star Wars fans are really looking forward to for multiple reasons. When Star Wars Battlefront was initially announced way back at E3 2013, the announcement set the Star Wars world on fire. It was during a time where any kind of Star Wars news was good news, and when the trailer was initially shown off, everyone was sold. Fast-forward to 2016 present day, and Star Wars Battlefront has been released and has had some successful DLC releases as well. The game has had mostly positive reviews, but one thing seems to be missing from the game that a lot of fans including myself are looking for – a single player campaign mode. And now that Star Wars Battlefront 2 has been announced, and will include content from the new movies one thing is clear: it’s time to include a campaign mode in Star Wars Battlefront 2.
Sure, playing Star Wars Battlefront is a lot of fun online with friends but when the game was announced, a lot of people were under the assumption that the game wasn’t going to be a completely online game. When that was discovered, some disappointment followed but it wasn’t until I played the game that I felt that something was missing. And when I realized that what was missing was the single player campaign mode, there was no turning back. No patch, or update could implement a single player mode in a video game; this is something that an update would not be able to give the fans who were looking for this specific game mode. This would need to be something to be implemented in the next iteration of the game.
Even Star Wars star John Boyega (who plays Finn in the blockbuster film The Force Awakens) had a desire to engage in a single player campaign mode. Back in March, John reached out to EA and asked to check out what they were working on as well. Could the Star Wars actor help drive a campaign mode in Star Wars Battlefront 2 that a lot of fans desire?
@EAStarWars Will fans get a full on offline story mode? It's more of an enjoyable way to learn controls.
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) March 2, 2016
@EAStarWars yeah thought it was great! But definitely leaves you wanting to engage within a narrative. Can I visit your base in the uk?
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) March 3, 2016
Last week, EA announced that Respawn Entertainment was working with them to create a new Star Wars title. No further details were revealed as to what Respawn was working on specifically, but EA seemed quite excited about it. The fact that EA made this announcement prior to their EA Play event at E3 leads me to believe that the hype for this upcoming Star Wars title from Respawn could be pretty big. Could the developers of Titanfall make the single player first person Star Wars game we’ve been looking for? Time will tell, but hopefully we’ll find out more details on that at E3 in about a month from now.
Star Wars Battlefront is a great game. It has great mechanics, online play, and is perfect for a fan that wants to play a “quick game of Star Wars”. However, fans of this franchise only stay satisfied for a short amount of time and I believe a story mode campaign is needed in order for Star Wars Battlefront 2 to achieve maximum sustainability and continued success. What are your thoughts? Would you like to see a campaign mode in Star Wars Battlefront 2 or a story driven Star Wars game in general? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below, and be sure to download our new mobile app available in the iOS App Store!