Star Wars Battlefront - Xbox One
Star Wars Battlefront is an developed by , with additional work from , and published by . The game, based on the , is the third major release in the sub-series, and is considered a to the previous games, instead of a sequel, to reflect the new Star Wars canon that Lucasfilm established (to replace the ) after being acquired by . The game was released worldwide in November 2015 and received mixed to positive reviews from critics, who praised its gameplay, visuals, musical scores, technical aspects and high production values, but criticized its lack of content in both single and multiplayer modes. More than 14 million copies have been shipped. A sequel, , was released on November 17, 2017. Star Wars Battlefront is an action game played from either a or view; players can switch views whenever desired, similar to previous games, except when controlling "hero" characters or their personal guards. Players traverse planets from the original Star Wars trilogy, such as , , , , and , as well as the planet of introduced in the sequel trilogy. To navigate the game's various maps, players use a variety of vehicles, including both air and land-based vehicles, such as and , which can be unlocked during every match by finding tokens that spawn randomly across the map. Battles are planet-based, restricting players from exploring . The only maps that are space-based were added through DLC, namely in the "Death Star" pack (released in September 2016), which included the titular , and the "" pack (released in December 2016 and based on the movie of the same name), which included . The game's weapons, characters, gear, and abilities are customizable. As new weapons are unlocked, players have the ability to share them with their teammates. Battlefront does not feature apart from one blaster, but allows players to zoom in for better accuracy. The game lets players choose whether to control a soldier or an Imperial . Players can also assume the role of iconic characters from the Star Wars films, which serve as "heroes" and, similarly to vehicles, are unlocked during every match by finding specific tokens across the map. At launch, the hero roster included , , , , , and , with , , , , , , , and being added later through DLC. such as , , and also make minor appearances in the game. The game includes missions, which can be played offline, but excludes a campaign mode. Players can complete the missions both independently and with or another player; the game supports on consoles. The game's mode supports up to 40 players in one match and consists of 16 multiplayer maps. These maps feature five locations from the Star Wars universe: Hoth, Tatooine, Endor, Sullust, and Jakku, with three more locations added through different DLCs: Cloud City on Bespin, the Death Star, and Scarif.