EA’s Patric Soderlund revealed in an interview took by CVG that the company actually begged EA Games to do Battlefront. According to him, it “almost didn’t happen. It was just something as boring as resources and availability.”, but he somehow managed to persuade Frank Gibeau to start working on the next Battlefront game.
“That’s when I called Frank [Gibeau, EA Labels boss] and I realised we had something here. ‘If they want it that badly, then the game will be freaking awesome – we have to figure it out’. So we figured it out, we got them the game and it was that simple. They begged to do it, the opportunity was there and that’s exactly why you’ll see a game that will be what it needs to be.”
Seems that DICE is really excited to do this game, and all their hard work and commitment might get us an excellent game.