The Internet went all abuzz when new Survival-mode gameplay footage from Star Wars: Battlefront was released, showing a crashed Star Destroyer on a desert planet. You’ve of course seen the second Force Awakens trailer, so naturally you might wonder – are we seeing Jakku in this footage?
Turns out, no. If you look at the YouTube video’s title, you’ll have the mystery solved right away: “Star Wars Battlefront: Co-Op Missions Gameplay Reveal | E3 2015 ‘Survival Mode’ on Tatooine.”
But in a story for IGN, you get the more detailed answer. DICE General Manager Patrick Bach refers to this as part of “Battle Beyond,” their name for the idea that the background of what you see in the game reflects how well a given side is doing. If the Rebels are doing well, you’ll see that flaming Star Destroyer on Tatooine.
So…not exactly canon. But what will be? We know the Battle of Jakku will be…anything else? I think the Sullust stuff might be, but what’s your take? Have your say in the comments!
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