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Star Wars Battlefront 3 isn't happening due to lack of interest

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Star Wars Battlefront 3 is not happening and there are no announcements yet, despite two years passing since the release of Battlefront 2. Dennis Brännvall, design director of the ill-fated 2017, said there is not enough hunger for it yet.

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 suffered a terrible launch because of EA's overly aggressive monetisation that literally required players to gamble through loot boxes if they wanted to progress without grinding for days on end, disregarding other aspects of their life.

The launch happened exactly two years after the first Battlefront by DICE, on 17 November 2017. We are two and a half months away from the same date, two years after Battlefront 2's release but there are no new announcements commiing from EA.

Apparently, this is because "it's not the same hunger as it used to be" for sequels. Brännvall believes that the sequels are still viable since other studios are doing them but this is just not on the table for Battlefront 3. 

Still, DICE are taking a different direction because the industry has changed and it's no longer the model with releasing a game, one season pass with four DLC packs and then preparation for the sequel. If something didn't work well, they would put a pin in that issue and solve it in the sequel.

As per Brännvall's statement, the studio is no longer afraid of making monumental changes in existing games. The example he gave PCGamesN was the spawn system in Battlefront 2. It was originally done in spawn waves but after players requested a rather major change, spawning on teammates like in Battlefield series, it eventually became a reality with no need for a sequel.

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Battlefront 2 is a staggered version of what it could have been after a chain of controversies instigated by the loot boxes that were baked in the game's core progression took its toll. They were later overhauled and the system is fairer to the players but it was a bit too late.

The game is still trucking on with periodical updates and that's the Battlefront fans will have in the foreseeable future as EA and DICE apparently have no plans to make a new one.