Star Wars: Battlefront Dev adresses DLC concerns

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Star Wars: Battlefront is slated for release on November 16 2015 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in the Americas. Though we have no actual slice of gameplay revealed, we already know the game is scheduled to feature plenty of DLC.

The amount of DLC, which is said to tie in with the film that opens up in cinemas from 18th December 2015, will be available to players ahead of the film's release. This time-frame alignment seemed suspicious enough that various claims popped up on Reddit claiming the content currently in development for Star Wars Battlefront would not be shipped with the game, but instead be delayed only to be sold later as DLC.

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This is when Jesper Nielsen, an assistand producer took to Reddit to say that the content wasn't held back from the main release. Nielsen also tried to assure gamers that the new iteration will further expand upon previous Battlefront games. Electronic Arts released a Battlefront "gameplay" trailer last Friday, confirming the FPS will not feature a single-player campaign.

 In the Reddit conversation, Nielsen said "In this project, I've never heard anyone say, 'Let's not do this for launch so we can do it as DLC instead'. Ever."

It should also be mentioned that the DLC-pack, "The Battle of Jakku" announced will be free of charge for any game owner. Even though its free, there were several suspicions which Nielsen adressed by saying.

"The situation was never that we had the Jakku maps in the main game, and then stripped them to put them in a DLC."

"It was that the idea to do the Jakku maps came quite late in the process and we didn't have capacity to add them for launch, so we found a way to get them out to people as soon as possible after launch.

"Of course, if you want to think we're evil, you'll always think up evil motives and method. But in all essence, this is the output of hundreds of passionate people and games, just like people here, who want to deliver great gaming experiences."

Star Wars: Battlefront will be a multiplayer game using the Frostbite engine, and will reportedly not use "a lot of the Battlefield code." An Frostbite engine Star Wars trailer was released last week, which I embedded below.

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