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EA is set to officially reveal Star Wars: Battlefront later this month, but in the meantime, the company is on the lookout for folks to playtest the game. If you happen to live near Vancouver or San Francisco, now’s your chance to try out Battlefront before anyone else.
According to EA's Playtesters Facebook page, the company is on the lookout for Jedi and Sith alike as it prepares to finally introduce the world to the highly anticipated Star Wars: Battlefront.
The game itself will be revealed during the Star Wars Celebration, a special event hosted in Anaheim on April 16-19. What will the gameplay actually look like? What sort of a story can we expect? When will the game launch? Answers to these questions and more will likely be the topic of discussion during the big show in just a couple of weeks.
Before that can happen, though, EA wants to make sure the game is running smoothly and, to do that, they’re calling in the playtesters. If you head over to the Facebook posting, you’ll find a signup sheet for both locations. The Canadian and Redwood Shores locations will each be hosting events on Friday, April 10, and it sounds like they’ll be opening the doors a lot of folks who are eager to get their hands on the game.
Various time slots will be available throughout the day, and each session is expected to last from three to four hours. As for who they’re looking for, the rundown simply says “gamers of all types.”
In other words, it sounds like you can just sign up and, if you’re accepted, simply show up. I’m sure there will be an ironclad nondisclosure agreement, but given the way things go in this industry, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear a few details about the game trickle out before the official unveiling the following week.
So far, all we’ve seen of Battlefront is a brief teaser during EA’s press event at E3 2014 and an even briefer teaser more recently. I’m certainly looking forward to getting a better idea about what the game will offer. Star Wars is a storied franchise when it comes to video games, with quite a few clunkers and an equal number of home runs. Given the new film franchise, though, I’d be willing to bet every stop is being pulled out to make sure this game delivers.
So, should we expect something like Dragon Age, set in the Star Wars universe? Or perhaps it will be something more like, say, Destiny or Battlefield? Will we get to pilot any of the series’ legendary vehicles? Let us know in the comments what type of game your ideal Battlefront would be.