EA explains why Star Wars Battlefront will not have a single-player campaign mode

No solo campaign means more fun times with your friends!

For those of you who have been closely following any news concerning Star Wars Battlefront, you know that the game will not feature a single-player campaign. At Gamescom 2015, GameSpot took the opportunity to interview Peter Moore on the matter, and he explains in a very simple way why EA chose this path.  

"[...] very few people actually play the single-player on these kinds of games. That’s what the data points to."

There is your statement; it's a simple as that. And technically, Peter Moore is not wrong.

Modern day FPS games have been more and more concentrated on multiplayer versions rather than single-player campaign modes. When multiplayer was introduced, it was an added feature - a little something extra that allowed you to play against your friends and shoot out your frustrations. But not anymore.

Solo needs to learn to play with friends

Today, single-player campaigns are much shorter than they once were, and games like Star Wars Battlefront are beginning to abandon them altogether. Multiplayer is getting bigger and better, and it has become the main focus of FPS games these days.

Statistics point out that solo campaigns aren't played as often anymore, and that's not all that surprising, in the end.

However, a different kind of single player mode has been confirmed for Star Wars Battlefront. DICE stated that bots on the map would allow gamers to play Missions by themselves. 

Quick reminder - Star Wars Battlefront will be released on November 17th on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. 


Avid console gamer and spirited writer.

Published Aug. 15th 2015
  • Durinn McFurren
    The reason I don't buy most FPSs is because they focus too much on multiplayer... it's a vicious circle, really. The game makers choose not to make single player attractive in their games, then, when this causes people to not play single player (or causes people like me, who primarily care about single player stuff, to not buy the game and hence to not play their single player mode), they cite this result as a justification.
  • StayNoLonger
    Featured Contributor
    That data is probably from their battlefield games, the main reason why no one plays the battlefield campaign is because it is normally dull and full of bugs. If they were to give even a shred of attention to a singleplayer then more people would play it, at the moment battlefront just looks too much like a Star Wars re-skin mod for battlefield 4.
  • Stan Rezaee
    Featured Contributor
    I do see their point, the single player story in games like Call of Duty or Battlefield has become pointless. However other games really need to stop forcing multiplayer in games that don't need it (Resident Evil being the best example).

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