Some critics of EA have lashed out at the company in recent weeks over its handling of the Star Wars Battlefront franchise. One of the major accusations, fueled by a supposed leak from EA, was that EA and DICE had given up on supporting the game and left the player base to slowly fizzle out. The brief overview of Battlefront's future might not put that sentiment fully to bed, but it's a fact that new content will be coming to Battlefront 2 for the foreseeable future.
In the next few weeks, Kessel, as featured in Solo: A Star Wars Story, will make its way into Battlefield 2 as a battleground in its own right. A revamped squad system will make an appearance, as well. Perhaps most interestingly, a new starfighter mode based around dogfighting in the special hero ships (maybe hinting at a possible future Rogue Squadron game? - Hey, I can dream!).
The biggest Battlefront 2 news that stole the show can be summed up in two words: Clone. Wars. One of the biggest things fans of the original Battlefront games have been clamoring for over the years was the return of the clone troopers and droid armies that featured heavily in the prequels. Soon, players will be able to take to the battlefields of the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
In general, the update will be set between the events of Episodes III and IV. The first planet available when this major update goes live will be Geonosis. Prequel heroes and villains will also swell the roster of playable characters with General Grievous, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Count Dooku, and Anakin Skywalker all leaping into the fray.
Players can expect to see all of these roll out slowly throughout the rest of 2018 across all platforms.