Jesper Nielsen, a producer for EA’s upcoming shooter Star Wars Battlefront, has taken to Reddit to reassure fans that nothing is being held back from the game’s initial release to be charged as DLC later on.
“I cannot stress this enough; there will be more than 8 maps!” he wrote. “Also, the amount of content in the game has absolutely zero to do with DLC. I can say that with all honesty.
“As for expanding on strengths of the previous games; I think most people will find that it does expand on the strengths of the previous games, when it comes to core gameplay and what the feeling of a Battlefront game is. Just my two cents.
“Please don’t make me break what I can and cannot say, but if you think there’s anything we’re not including in the game to save it for DLC, I can tell you you’re 100% wrong. In this project, I’ve never heard anyone say ‘Let’s not do this for launch so we can do it as DLC instead’. Ever.”
He also addressed the overused jab at DICE for the game being a Battlefield clone set in the Star Wars universe. “This is not a Battlefield re-skin,” Nielsen wrote. “It’s using the Frostbite engine, yes, but not a lot of the Battlefield code.”