Star Wars Battlefront 2 2017 Nintendo Switch update, multiplayer and Xbox Scorpio news

Star Wars Battlefront 2 2017 Nintendo Switch update, multiplayer and Xbox Scorpio news

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 2017 Nintendo Switch and Xbox Scorpio news

Nintendo Switch games fans may have been disappointed to find that the big Star Wars Battlefront 2 2017 announcement did not include the new console.

There had been some speculation leading up to the reveal that the latest shooter from EA may skip the hybrid device, due to it lacking powerful enough hardware.

However, a new update has been released concerning the launch of Star Wars Battlefront 2 on Nintendo Switch.

The new hybrid console was left out of the weekend’s big announcement, leading many to believe that it would only be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

However, since then a new interview has been released with Battlefront 2 director Mark Thompson, who gave a rather coy answer when it came to the Nintendo Switch.

When talking about a launch on the new console, he told Level Up, “that one is a question for another day,” leaving open the possibility of a new announcement in the future.

This means fans may see a version of Star Wars Battlefront 2 arrive on the Nintendo Switch following its release on other platforms, or more likely, see a separate tie-in game revealed at E3 in June.

On the subject of how Battlefront 2 may utilise the specs of the Xbox Scorpio, Thompson simply said: “It is a game made with Frostbite. It is a graphics engine which is always at the forefront of any hardware we have out there.

So while Star Wars Battlefront 2 will see a boost on the Xbox Scorpio due to the better hardware, DICE don’t appear ready to signal any other support, such as leaving the door open for more hardware acceleration.

It should also be noted that a marketing leak leading up to the official Xbox Scorpio specs reveal listed Star Wars Battlefront 2 as one of a number of games that will boast Scorpio 4K support.

While it’s unclear if EA are preparing to make the game further compatible with Microsoft’s next console, or if they will launch on Nintendo Switch, more details have been confirmed on multiplayer gameplay.

Battlefront 2 design director Dennis Brännvall answered a series of questions on Twitter, telling followers more about the server situation, weapon reloading and customisation.

Brännvall was asked by one player if the class system would offer the same freedom as the card system from the original Battlefront.