While we’ve known since Celebration Anaheim that Star Wars: Battlefront wouldn’t have any land-to-space battles (here), it hasn’t really been addressed until now.
But now DICE General Manager Patrick Bach has finally addressed it and clears up why you can’t hop in a ship and fly into space (as you could in the old game, Battlefront 2): “We want players to stay in the same [environment] – we don’t want players to fly off and do something over *here.* It’s about the Battlefront experience, so we want to keep you in-atmosphere and fighting with the infantry.”
This does make sense as it keeps the action focused but, given what we’ve seen so far, it would be awesome to be able to jump in a fighter and take off and find yourself in a space battle.
Or is that just us?