'Star Wars Battlefront 2' confirmed for 2017 with content from new movies

(Electronic Arts)EA has confirmed the sequel to "Star Wars Battlefront."

Electronic Arts has once again revealed its plans for its massively successful "Star Wars Battlefront" video game series.

Last January, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen revealed that they had a 10-year licensing deal with Disney and this partnership would result in multiple "Battlefront" games.

"Our goal is to make future 'Battlefront' games as well as other styles of games around the 'Star Wars' franchise, both on mobile as well as console and PC. It's a huge opportunity for us," he said.

Then, during an investors call yesterday, Jorgensen once again talked about the future of the "Battlefront" franchise. He confirmed that "Star Wars Battlefront 2" is in development. He also revealed that the sequel will come with "bigger and better worlds" that will feature content from "the new movies."

While Jorgensen did not identify which movies would be included, it might be safe to assume that he was referring to the recently released "Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens" and the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VIII" and "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" movies.

This latest development is good news for "Star Wars" fans who felt disappointed with the content of "Star Wars Battlefront," which was restricted to the original "Star Wars" trilogy. While EA did release the Battle of Jakku DLC — which featured the new planet from "The Force Awakens" — its story remained true to the trilogy.

Given the amount of time it takes to develop a video game, "Star Wars" enthusiasts shouldn't expect the sequel to be released any time soon. "Star Wars Battlefront 2" is currently slated to arrive sometime in 2017.

While waiting for more news and updates to be released, gamers can instead continue to enjoy what "Star Wars Battlefront" has to offer. "Star Wars Battlefront" is available to play for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Microsoft Windows PC.

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