Today, EA and DICE have announced that updates for Star Wars: Battlefront 2 are coming to an end following the launch of The Battle of Scarif this month. This comes just after the companies announced the final Battlefield 5 update would be coming this summer – and it seems DICE’s focus is moving entirely toward the next Battlefield game, due out in 2021.
While general game support for Battlefront 2, from server maintenance to challenges and events, will continue as normal, EA tells Eurogamer that “longer term, the studio is focused on the future of Battlefield that we’ll be bringing to players in 2021.” DICE told us last year that Battlefront 3 wasn’t in the works because there’s “not the same hunger” for sequels these days – and it seems it’s now official that the studio is taking a break from the Star Wars franchise for now.
For now, April 29’s Battle of Scarif update for Battlefront 2 will introduce the Rogue One-inspired map, alongside Supremacy and Instant Action options on Hoth, Tatooine, Yavin 4, and Death Star II. The update also introduces new skins for Rey, Kylo Ren, the Emperor, and Darth Maul.