Star Wars Battlefront 2: Official Gameplay Trailer
Star Wars Battlefront II is an upcoming action shooter video game based on the Star Wars film franchise under development by EA DICE in collaboration with Criterion Games and Motive Studios, and published by Electronic Arts. It is the fourth major installment of the Star Wars: Battlefront series and seventh overall.
It is also a sequel to the 2015 reboot of the series. Unlike its predecessor, it features a single player campaign, characters and locations from the prequel and sequel trilogies, and classes in multiplayer. The game is set to be released worldwide in November 2017.
The franchise began in 1977 with the release of the film Star Wars (later subtitled Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981), which became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon. It was followed by the successful sequels The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983); these three films constitute the original Star Wars trilogy. A prequel trilogy was released between 1999 and 2005, which received mixed reactions from both critics and fans. A sequel trilogy began in 2015 with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. All seven films were nominated for Academy Awards (with wins going to the first two films) and have been commercial successes, with a combined box office revenue of over $7.5 billion, making Star Wars the third highest-grossing film series. Spin-off films include the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) and Rogue One (2016), the latter of which is the first in an upcoming series of anthology films.
The series has spawned an extensive media franchise including books, television series, computer and video games, and comic books, all of which take place within the same continuity as the films, resulting in significant development of the series’s fictional universe, with the non-canonical works falling under the defunct Star Wars Legends label. Star Wars also holds a Guinness World Records title for the “Most successful film merchandising franchise. In 2015, the total value of the Star Wars franchise was estimated at USD $42 billion, making Star Wars the second highest-grossing media franchise of all time.