Star Wars: Battlefront is a name of the video game released in series from 2004 onwards. It is a FPS and TPS game based on the popular Star Wars movies. Players are able to pick a side to control the soldiers in one of the two opposing armies – Dark side or Light side. Their characters can belong to any time period of the Star Wars universe.
It was first launched in 2004 by LucasArts and immediately received positive reviews. After this, Pandemic Studios developed a sequel in 2005 - Star Wars: Battlefront II which repeated the success. Two games for hand held consoles were presented in 2007 and 2009: Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron and Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron, as well as the game for mobile devices in2009. Last release came in November 2015 after EA DICE obtained a license to develop a new game of the Star Wars franchise which came in hands of The Walt Disney´s Company.
As it is mentioned, players choose armies – the Galactic Republic against the Confederacy of Independent Systems, or the Galactic Empire against the Rebel Alliance, and battle each other on different maps of the Star Wars galaxy. The main goal is to destroy all reinforcement tickets of the enemy. There are also some smaller objectives, so called command posts, which can help players gain more points, and can be either controlled by the opposite player or the computer. Choosing particular side can also bring difference in the course of the game.
The next sequel is expected in the fall of 2017, despite some negative comments on the current one, like the lack of story mode, scarce choice of only four planets to play on, and the major one being the fact last sequel only included six movie characters to play with, even though the previous included more