We always knew the Star War's cast were exceptionally cool people (opens in new tab), now it looks like one of them is using that power for the good of all. John Boyega, who plays ex-Stormtrooper Finn, has been outright asking EA to add a story mode to Star Wars Battlefront (opens in new tab). And EA have been answering.
Here's the tweet from Boyega:
@EAStarWars Will fans get a full on offline story mode? It's more of an enjoyable way to learn controls.March 2, 2016
This isn't a career minded interest either:
Been playing battlefront for yearsMarch 2, 2016
What's weird is killing stormtroopers online before .... Actually killing stormtroopers... :') March 2, 2016
Okay, so he's a fan and, like most of us, would have loved some story stuff in the game beyond the bot-tastic Mission bits. EA did mention those to Boyega who replied with this:
@EAStarWars yeah thought it was great! But definitely leaves you wanting to engage within a narrative. Can I visit your base in the uk?March 3, 2016
Which is when Daddy EA twitter took over from the Star Wars account and basically said, 'sure, come on over':
@JohnBoyega@EAStarWars sounds like a date;)March 3, 2016
Now, it's unlikely, even with his boyish good looks and Hollywood clout, that Boyega can get EA to greenlight the expensive and lengthy production of a single player campaign but it'll be interesting to see what happens if he takes the publisher up on its offer of a visit. Just don't get your hopes up for a cameo in Battlefront as EA has categorically stated in the past the that the two film canons can never cross.
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