There’s not a whole lot of new information in this ‘Developer Diary’ (aka ‘advert’) trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront, but what little there is pushes the message of authenticity.

    It’s a promo tie-in with retailer Game, so there’s a fair bit of slightly gross promotional branding too. Mind you, that’s exactly what they paid for, so it’s hard to be too surprised or upset.

    The footage shown is, as far as I can tell, identical to that presented in the first trailer released last week. It looks suitably pretty, but it also doesn’t look a whole lot like actual gameplay. DICE has subsequently come out to say the game will run at 60fps, so it definitely won’t look like the trailer for most players.

    So, authenticity-wise, the chap in the video talks about how the studio were able to get hold of the original Star Wars effects at Skywalker Sound. That means everything in Star Wars: Battlefront (X-Wings, lightsabers and the like) should all be sounding correct. There’s a bit about making sure all the gadgets and machinery looks accurate as well.

    Star Wars: Battlefront will be released in mid November of this year. The trailer urges you to pre-order at once, but I’m sure people know better than that by now.

    Peter Parrish

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