Star Wars Battlefront 3 confirmed as part of Star Wars Film canon!
Disney has taken over the Star Wars franchise and they seem to think it's time for some massive changes! For years the Star Wars games were concerned part of the Star Wars Extended Universe canon, though all of that is about to change for Lucasfilm and LucasArts!
So what exactly does this mean? Well, as a result all of the lore that has been attached or created by the Star Wars novels, comic books and games is essentially being totally wiped out. I know.
This however does have its benefits, Star Wars video games will no longer be a part of the Extended Universe but will now be combined with the core franchise canon. Therefore, in late 2015 we can be sure to see Star Wars Battlefront 3 being connected with events from Star Wars Episode 7!
In their statement, Lucasfilm said that "all Star Wars creative development" will be overseen by a huge group of dedicated writers who will ensure that "all aspects of Star Wars storytelling moving forward will be connected". This includes DICE's Star Wars Battlefront 3 and Visceral's new Star Wars game which is being written by former Naughty Dog creative director. This universe is getting so exciting at the moment!
But what does this mean for Battlefront 3? How tied in with the film Star Wars Episode VII will it be?
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Will the Inquisitor feature in Star Wars Battlefront 3?
If DICE stick to the old formula with regards to the traditional Battlefront games, there really won't be any story elements that the game will feature from the Star Wars films. Instead it will more than likely be characters or perhaps even new planets that will pop up in the game! Either way we can't help but speculate that our current obsession, the Inquisitor, will become a playable character for Star Wars Battlefront 3.
Of course this news is only just out and Star Wars Battlefront 3 is over a year away, but we'll be sure to keep you up to date on any news from this game and the tie ins that may occur with Star Wars Episode 7.
Sound off in the comments with your thoughts on what either Star Wars Episode 7 or Battlefield hold in store for us!