Electronic Arts Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen recently shared new details on the upcoming sequel to 2015's Star Wars Battlefront. During the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, Jorgensen said that Star Wars Battlefront 2 is "dramatically larger" than its predecessor, although he did not specify in which areas.
He also said that the game will have "a lot of new characters" from more recent or newer Star Wars movies. Battlefront was mainly based on the original Star Wars trilogy (A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi). However, content based on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which serves as a prequel to A New Hope, was later added via DLC.
Obviously, "newer" Star Wars movies refers to the much-criticized prequel trilogy released between 1999 and 2005, and 2015's The Force Awakens. Despite the prequel trilogy's notoriety, no doubt it offers the most interesting content for Battlefront 2. Just think about all the characters that EA can include: Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Darth Sidious, Anakin Skywalker and of course, fan-favorite Darth Maul. EA can pretty much include the entire Jedi Council. The only character that they should probably steer clear from is the hated Jar Jar Binks.
2008's Star Wars: The Clone Wars also counts as a newer Star Wars movie. Technically, it's the most recent one prior to the arrival of The Force Awakens. So EA could also draw content from the animated movie, though Ahsoka Tano and Asajj Ventress are probably the only characters worth adding. Unless players want animated versions of Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Battlefront 2, which has also been confirmed to include a single-player campaign, is still without an official title. It is set for release later this year, although EA has yet to announce the exact date. It will likely arrive close to the opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi to take advantage of the hype surrounding the second installment in the sequel trilogy. DICE and Motive Studios are developing the game.