The sequel was announced during an earnings call by EA's CFO, Blake Jorgensen, in May 2016. The game is said to feature "bigger and better worlds" and content from "the new movies", though he did not specifically name any at the time. Therefore, it is currently unclear as to which eras this game will cover, or if the current will return. However, concept art of the game seen in an EA Star Wars featurette suggests it will feature content from the Sequel Trilogy.
Jorgensen also stated that the sequel would be released "next year", but since the game was not listed on EA's announced titles for its 2017 fiscal year which ends in March 2017, this means that the sequel will be launched any time from April 2017 onward.
In January 2017, the EAStarWars twitter page revealed that the next Battlefront is having more locations, heroes, eras, and an all-new singleplayer campaign, meaning more than double the content from the original game. It is unknown how the campaign will be handled.The game will be shown at Star Wars Celebration, and at E3 2017
| Battlefront Series |
|Main Series||Star Wars: Battlefront (2004) • Star Wars: Battlefront II • Star Wars Battlefront (2015) (Expansion Packs include: Outer Rim, Bespin, Death Star, Rogue One: Scarif*) • 2017 sequel|
|Spin-Offs||Renegade Squadron • Elite Squadron • Mobile Squadrons|
|Other||Star Wars: Battlefront III • Battlefront: Twilight Company • Star Wars Battlefront Companion