Star Wars BattlefrontÂ is anÂ actionÂ shooter video gameÂ developed byÂ EA DICE, with additional work fromÂ Criterion Games, and published byÂ Electronic Arts. The game, based on theÂ Star WarsÂ franchise, is the third major release in theÂ Star Wars: BattlefrontÂ sub-series, and is considered aÂ rebootÂ to the previous games, instead of a sequel, to reflect the newÂ Star WarsÂ canon that Lucasfilm established (to replace theÂ Star Wars expanded universe) after being acquired byÂ The Walt Disney Company. The game was released worldwide in November 2015, and received mixed reviews from critics. Critics praised the game for its gameplay, visuals, musical scores and high production values but was criticized for its lack of content on both single player and multiplayer modes. More than 14 million copies have been shipped. A sequel,Â Star Wars Battlefront II, was released on November 17, 2017. In 2004, the original Star Wars Battlefront came onto the scene and took gamers - and Star Wars fans - by surprise. It was an ambitious action shooter that gave players the opportunity to step into the shoes of their favourite Star Wars characters, pilot quintessential Star Wars vehicles, and relive classic Star Wars battles. Fast forward nearly 10 years and gamers still have many of those same Star Wars gaming fantasies - but now they wish to experience those larger-than-life battles in magnificent high definition, with all of the amazing special effects, vehicle physics and gameplay intensity that the next-generation has to offer. Star Wars Battlefront, developed by DICE on Frostbite 3, will surprise and delight fans yet again with a new experience inside this beloved universe made with our signature DICE craftsmanship and commitment to excellence. Key Features Unprecedented access to original Star Wars props and locations. Photorealistic visuals and authentic sound design from the talented team at DICE. Prepare to be transported to a galaxy far, far away. Wage epic multiplayer battles on Hoth, Endor, Tatooine and the previously unexplored planet, Sullust. Fire blasters, drive speeder bikes, snow speeders and command AT-ATs. Fight for the fate of the galaxy. Fight as the galaxy's most memorable heroes and villains, like Darth Vader and Boba Fett. Interact with some of the most beloved characters from the original trilogy. Become the hero or villain of the battle Pilot X-Wings, TIE Fighters, the Millennium Falcon and more of your favourite vehicles in exhilarating aerial combat. Find out which squadrons will rule the skies. Seamlessly swap between 1st person and 3rd person perspectives. Partner up with a friend in online multiplayer, share unlocks and have each other's backs on the battlefront. Fight for the Empire or Republic offline, sol Star Wars BattlefrontÂ is anÂ actionÂ game played from either aÂ first-personÂ orÂ third-personÂ view; players can switch views whenever desired, similar to previous games, except when controlling "hero" characters or their personal guards.Â Players traverse planets from the originalÂ Star WarsÂ trilogy, such as Endor, Hoth, Tatooine, Bespin, and Sullust, as well as the planet of Jakku from the sequel trilogy. To navigate the world, players use a variety of vehicles, including both air and land-based vehicles, such asÂ speederbikesÂ andÂ AT-STs.Battles are planet-based, restricting players from exploringÂ space. The only map that is space-based is included in the expansion pack titled "Death Star", which was released in September 2016. 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.Battlefrontdoes not featureÂ iron sightsÂ apart from one blaster, but allows players to zoom in for better accuracy. The game lets players choose whether to control aÂ Rebel AllianceÂ soldier or an ImperialÂ Stormtrooper. Other playable characters from the films can also be controlled, such asÂ Luke Skywalker,Â Darth Vader,Â Han Solo,Â Emperor Palpatine,Â Leia Organa,Â Boba Fett, withÂ Nien Nunb,Â Greedo,Â Lando Calrissian,Â Dengar,Â Bossk,Â Chewbacca,Â Jyn Erso, andÂ Director KrennicÂ being available through DLC.Â Non-playable charactersÂ such asÂ C-3PO,Â Admiral Ackbar, andÂ Jabba the HuttÂ make minor appearances in the game.The game includesÂ cooperativeÂ missions, which can be played offline, but excludes a campaign mode. Players can complete the missions both independently and withÂ botsÂ or another player; the game supportsÂ split screenÂ on consoles.The game'sÂ online multiplayerÂ mode supports up to 40 players in one match and consists of 16 multiplayer maps. These maps feature five locations from theÂ Star WarsÂ universe:Â Hoth,Â Tatooine,Â Endor,Â Sullust, andÂ Jakku, while the additional locations ofÂ Bespin's Cloud CityÂ and theÂ Death StarÂ as well asÂ Rogue One's Scarif are available through DLC.