ByKen McDonnell, writer at
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Star Wars: Battlefront, the 3rd instalment in the much beloved franchise, hasn't been getting much news about content or its release date for quite some time. Here's hoping that the likes of E3 will hold plenty of surprises in store for us all! I just really want to see gameplay, I don't think there's a single other game for this entire year that I want to catch a glimpse of more!

The only information that we've received about the game for a long while now is this piece of concept art that IGN was able to reveal over the weekend, and boy is it beautiful. There's a lot of information in this here image, so let's take a look at what DICE and EA have cooked up for us on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC!

I REALLY hope battles are this chaotic
I REALLY hope battles are this chaotic

Star Wars: Battlefront Concept Art

Well, let's start with the obvious. Looks like we'll be getting classic fights with the Rebels and the Empire in some of the most iconic places in the Star Wars universe. Endor is a beautiful planet, one that will have us weaving through trees on our speeders, dodging AT-ST fire and blowing up bases like there's no tomorrow! But if destructible environments are being introduced...could parts of the forest actually go on fire?!

This would be taking destructibility to a WHOLE new level. Imagine if our blaster fire after a while would cause the grass around it to ignite. This area would then be engulfed in flames after a while, with some players being able to calm the flames with a special weapon. I'm getting ahead of myself of course, but it could be showing us how far our destruction can go!

Star Wars: Battlefront
Star Wars: Battlefront

The image also shows the variety of weapons, from blasters to grenades, that we'll be able to attack our foes with. But we might also be seeing, a randomisation of male and female units! Personally, I'd love to see it actually be random, rather than every female be an assault unit, or every male be a sniper. None of that please, let's mix it up!!

Personally, I'd love to be able to get some skins unlocked for your units. Different stormtrooper gear, new rebel outfits, all that sort of stuff! But this image may also be hinting at the game's verticality, as seen by the Ewok villages in the trees behind the AT-Sts.

Star Wars: Battlefront
Star Wars: Battlefront

We all know that we want to see the ability to fly into space in Star Wars: Battlefront, even in the middle of a ground based assault. Space-to-Ground combat is all that was ever missing in these games! But we may also be getting the ability to scale trees in Endor and navigate the tree tops to get some good sniping positions on our enemies.

But hopefully these bird nests will be destructible. Watching them come crashing down onto the ground would be endlessly exhilarating. Of course, every map will have its own variations upon the formulas offered up by this concept art. So this one little image gives me a lot of hope for the future of the franchise. It was a carefully selected art piece, therefore it must represent what DICE and EA are working on well.

So let us know what you want to see in Star Wars: Battlefront! Does this image have you excited for what lies ahead on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC?! And when do you think the release date for this game will be? I sincerely hope it's November and not December. Sound off in the comments gamers!


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