Star Wars Battlefront was heavily criticized for its lack of space battles, and that’s something the sequel aims to fix.
Star Wars Battlefront II should launch on November 17, 2017, and given the fact that it shares a launch window with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, you can pretty much guarantee it’s going to be a hit. Many people thought the same was true for the first game in the rebooted franchise, though, and a combination of simplicity and lack of content saw its player base dwindle fast.
Battlefront II looks as though it’s gunning to rectify that, adding a full-blown story campaign, more ways to play, and an all-new Starfighter Assault mode, developed by a separate studio – Criterion, known for the Need for Speed racing games. You’d hope a studio that specializes in vehicular games might be able to make Star Wars Battlefront II’s space combat a lot more rewarding, and if my early impressions pan out, it looks like they might have nailed it.