|Star Wars Battlefront|
Star Wars: Battlefront is a series of first- and third-person shooter video games based on the Star Wars films by George Lucas. Originally published by LucasArts beginning in 2004, EA DICE has taken over the franchise following The Walt Disney Company's acquisition of LucasArts. Players take the role of soldiers in either of two opposing armies in different time periods of the Star Wars universe.
The series commenced in 2004 with Star Wars: Battlefront, developed by Pandemic Studios for LucasArts. The game received positive reviews and sold well. In 2005 Pandemic developed a sequel, Star Wars: Battlefront II, which was also critically and commercially successful. The games were followed by Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron (2007) and Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (2009) for handheld consoles and Star Wars Battlefront: Mobile Squadrons for mobile devices. LucasArts made several attempts to get a third major Battlefront game off the ground before the Disney purchase. Subsequently, EA Dice acquired a license to develop a new game, Star Wars Battlefront, released on November 17, 2015.