Skip to main content

Star Wars Battlefront is literally made from the movies

When Star Wars: Battlefront arrives this November, you can bet your best Corellian corvette that DICE's saga shooter will be aiming for the most authentic Star Wars experience yet.

In fact, it's gone as far scanning actual props from the original trilogy in order to capture the look, feel and atmosphere of George Lucas' Force-powered universe (which should add an extra edge to Star Wars: Battlefront's single player missions, too). In the latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine, the Swedish studio reveals how it uses a technique called photogrammetry, which involves photographing an object from every angle before linking them all together on a 3D virtual model. With DICE confirming Star Wars: Battlefront will include 40-player battles across four iconic locates, this new method will certainly help every nook and cranny feel lived in.

That desire for ultra authenticity stretches to the soundscape as well, with DICE being granted access to the original film recordings. "That's like handing the Mona Lisa to somebody," says design director Niklas Fegraeus in an interview with OXM. "Our guys couldn't stop laughing!" So with the power Dolby's Atmos tech, DICE are able to make once flat effects form a, "bubble," of ambient noise. Considering characters such as Darth Vader and Boba Fett will be available in Star: Wars Battlefront as power-ups during matches, these extra touches will make the it all the more authentic.

For more info on Star Wars: Battlefront and all things Xbox One, pick up a copy of Official Xbox Magazine today. You buy ithereorsubscribeto future issues.

GamesRadar+ was first founded in 1999, and since then has been dedicated to delivering video game-related news, reviews, previews, features, and more. Since late 2014, the website has been the online home of Total Film, SFX, Edge, and PLAY magazines, with comics site Newsarama joining the fold in 2020. Our aim as the global GamesRadar Staff team is to take you closer to the games, movies, TV shows, and comics that you love. We want to upgrade your downtime, and help you make the most of your time, money, and skills. We always aim to entertain, inform, and inspire through our mix of content - which includes news, reviews, features, tips, buying guides, and videos.