The no longer supported Star Wars title can now be picked up for free, which should give you a way to get that Star Wars itch out of the system while the third game is possibly in development (we discussed this recently).
Star Wars: Battlefront II was one of the Electronic Arts games in 2017 that got backlash from the players – along with Need For Speed: Payback, the publisher was heavily reliant on loot boxes, which has since been something that a few countries have stepped up against (including Belgium). However, Electronic Arts continues to use them in its annual sports games in their Ultimate Team modes (and some currencies in the games can be bought for more money than the cost of the game – Madden NFL 21 has done this last year).
Since then, a few games have passed, and the support has stopped, which is why you can get this game from the Epic Games Store, as it is its current weekly free game (from Thursday to Thursday, so you still have plenty of time to acquire it). All you need is an Epic Games account and the Epic Games Launcher to add it to your account. If you don’t want to play online, you can experience a somewhat short campaign, which is still more than what the first Battlefront had in 2015 (DICE has outright skipped a story mode in it). Star Wars: Battlefront II: Celebration Edition includes all cosmetic content up to the launch of Rise of Skywalker. Two years of content won’t hurt.
The next game has also been confirmed on Tim Sweeney’s digital storefront. It’s going to be Stardock Entertainment’s Galactic Civilizations 3, a turn-based strategy game. And the previous game was also space-related. What is Epic Games hinting at here?
And the usual chorus: have fun.