Patrick Söderlund, Executive Vice President of EA Studios, has posted on the Star Wars EA blog thanking fans for the successful launch of Battlefront last week. “Star Wars Battlefront is the biggest launch of a Star Wars video game ever and is the largest digital launch in the history of EA,” Söderlund said.
While official sales figures have yet to be released since the game’s launch just shy of a week ago, Polygon, PlayStation Lifestyle and other news outlets have reported on the online user statistics of players among platforms. At the time of this post, the current figures still show that PS4 is the lead platform for online users, accruing more than the amount Xbox One and PC players combined. The results come from SWBstats.com, a branch of P-Stats.com, a site that monitors the online statistics of people playing EA-published games:
PC: 17,815 (24h peak: 34,174)
XBOXONE: 79,544 (24h peak: 79,544)
PS4: 109,042 (24h peak: 129,851)
Furthermore with this success, Söderlund goes on to remind people that in two weeks the DLC pack for Battlefront which includes a depiction of the Battle of Jakku — of which the resulting crash-landed Star Destroyer looms in the background of the opening scene of the second Force Awakens trailer — along with another map and game mode will be released for free to those who own the game. “The coolest thing is that it’s the only place you’ll be able to experience the pivotal events that help shape the look of one of the next iconic planets in the Star Wars universe,” says Söderlund. “We can’t wait for you to step onto Jakku for the first time with us.”
There will also be more free content releasing over the coming months including maps and Star Cards (powerup unlocks). For those who have paid for the season pass, the first set of DLC for that will hit in early 2016. If you’ve yet to pre-pay for a season pass, the PS Store is selling them for $75.95, Xbox One Store for $69.95, and Origin for $59.99. Seeing as season pass DLC won’t start releasing for a while, it might be wise to wait for the possibility of holiday sales.