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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 will have content from newer films

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Last year’s relaunch of the Star Wars: Battlefront video game franchise certainly made waves. In fact, EA’s recent earnings report stated the game had sold over 14 million copies, surpassing expectations. However, since Battlefront launched just before the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it wasn’t able to include any of the new locales from that movie. Instead, it stuck to original trilogy planets like Tatooine and Hoth, with Jakku available as downloadable content.

That looks to change with the next installment of the series. EA CFO Blake Jorgensen confirmed during an earnings call that Battlefront 2, due out next year, will include “bigger and better worlds.” Although he was light on specifics, Jorgensen did say this will include content from the newer movies, like The Force Awakens and this year’s spinoff, Rogue One.

Disney’s current plan involves releasing one Star Wars movie each year through at least 2019. EA, similarly, plans on releasing a Star Wars video game each year for the next three or four years, Jorgensen also said.