Fans were expecting some Star Wars news to surface at the EA portion of E3 this year, especially since Lucasfilm and Disney gave EA the reins to create new games based on the Star Wars universe. Prior to the EA Conference, electronics analyst with Wedbush Securities, Michael Pachter, stated that it was too soon to announce something in-depth for Star Wars, but that a small piece would be shown. Kotaku also spotted reserved seats for LucasArts personnel, making all of us eagerly wait for something promising to show up on the screen.
Then, Star Wars: Battlefront happened. Needless to say, the title took the Twittersphere by storm. Within a short few minutes after the announcement, the game was at the top of the trending list. Although not much was revealed, the game will be powered by EA’s Frostbite 3 engine. The teaser featured a snowspeeder and an AT-AT on Hoth, which leads one to believe that the setting will involve the original Star Wars trilogy, and not the Clone Wars era or material from the new sequel trilogy.