‘Star Wars: Battlefront 2’ Latest News: DICE Disappoints Fans With Conquest Game Mode AbsenceBy Staff Writer, UniversityHerald Reporter
Fans are clamoring for a Conquest game mode in "Star Wars: Battlefront 2" for so long now. Unfortunately, those fans are in for a disappointment with game developer DICE's latest announcement.
The Conquest game mode, which was already seen in other "Star Wars: Battlefront" games, belongs to fans' wishlist, according to Game Rant. With the feature, players will be able to seize and take hold of strategic locations on the map. On a Twitter poll, around 231 players (or 86 percent out of 269) voted for Conquest game mode to be added in the 2017 sequel.
Dennis Brännvall, an associate design director at DICE, recently said that their team won't "go that far" into adding the Conquest game mode to "Star Wars: Battlefront 2." Check out Brännvall's statement on Twitter below.
@nbyrne00 I don't think we'll go that far into our other franchise but there's certainly things to learn from both
— Dennis Brännvall (@DICE_FireWall) December 23, 2016
"Star Wars: Battlefront" has introduced Supremacy mode a year ago. In Supremacy, Rebels fought Stormtroopers, and X-Wings battled TIE Fighters. The game mode highlighted five control points spread throughout the map, Game Rant noted.
Brännvall said on the game's website that Supremacy mode will "excite fans of the Conquest mode." He added that DICE did "several tweaks to improve the formula" though judging from the Twitter poll, it appears that many fans aren't thrilled by those slight changes.
Then again, DICE also said in the past that it doesn't want its "Star Wars: Battlefront" games to overlap. It makes sense that the developer isn't too keen to introduce one game mode to their franchises so as not to negatively affect sales.
A single player mode was confirmed in "Star Wars: Battlefront 2" this month. DICE producer Paul Keslin told Eurogamer that they teamed up with Motive Studios to provide a "coherent experience" to the single player mode. Keslin explained that DICE doesn't want a lousy single player content "but multiplayer has this great thing and isn't connected."
Keslin acknowledged other "Star Wars: Battlefront 2" complaints from fans, such as the still unavailable Rebel ground vehicles and tauntauns. He didn't reveal whether or not these features would be added to the game, but he shared that DICE is trying to "re-canonize" old Expanded Universe ideas to expand the game's roster of vehicles and weapons, Metro reported.
Are you disappointed over the lack of Conquest game mode in "Star Wars: Battlefront 2?" Why or why not? Share your thoughts below! Star Wars: Battlefront 2" will roll out in late 2017.