Memories of 2005’s Star Wars: Battlefront 2 always paint one of several, vivid portraits in our minds. The assault on Hoth, in which players could bring down (or pilot) the infamous AT-AT walkers, always comes to mind, but there were also the shoot-outs in the corridors of the Death Star, the battle for control over Kamino’s cloning facilities, and the slaughter at the Jedi temple on Coruscant. Together, these unique events form no small landmarks in the series’ lasting impact on its players.
One of the more significant battles, however, would always take place among the stars. The starfighter space conflicts of Battlefront 2 were some of the most popular features of the game due to the player’s ability to not only take part in the battle via piloting one of several different ships, but also because of their capability to land in the enemy ship’s hangar and begin destroying it from within. It was an involved, innovative take on the setting of space in the Star Wars video game genre, and even today players still recall it with fondness.
Whether or not this particular functionality will be returning in DICE’s Star Wars: Battlefront 2 is up in the air, though speculation has run wild ever since a recent trailer previewed the game’s starfighter battles. Check it out:
We can at least be reasonably certain from the above trailer that destroying the enemy team’s ships will still be a key part in starfighter battles, though whether or not this will be tied to completing objectives rather than the result of savvy players boarding it is unknown. The shot of Yoda and Darth Maul piloting their own ships has picked up a bit of criticism as well, if only because of their lore-breaking nature. The two were never anywhere near space battles in the films, though if their presence contributes to an otherwise entertaining experience, who can really find fault with that?
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 is set to launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 17, 2017. For more information about the title, visit Electronic Arts’ official website for the game, or follow the developers on Twitter to receive immediate updates about any future media releases.