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No Star Wars Battlefront DLC will deal with The Force Awakens, EA says

The Battle of Jakku is as close as it will get, for "this release."

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Those who have seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens one, two, or seventeen times already and are jonesing for more from Rey, Finn and the new cast will have to look somewhere other than Star Wars Battlefront, Electronic Arts told fans this week.

Downloadable content "for this release of Star Wars Battlefront," is fixated entirely on the original trilogy (Episodes IV through VI), the EA Star Wars Twitter account said.

The first piece of DLC, The Battle of Jakku takes place on the desert world introduced in Episode VII, but as a story functions more as an epilogue to Return of the Jedi rather than a chapter in The Force Awakens. Stormtroopers, for example, wear the armor seen in the original trilogy. The Battle of Jakku was added to Battlefront on Dec. 8 and is free to anyone with the game.

The qualifier "this release," is intriguing, but it's unlikely that another edition would be coming anytime soon. Star Wars Battlefront already has a schedule of four premium DLC releases coming in 2016, with the first arriving in January. Each pack will include four new maps, additional weapons, playable Star Wars heroes and villains, and more.

EA has also said that additional free DLC releases will be coming, including free maps.

Star Wars Battlefront launched in mid-November; Polygon scored it an 8.0 and called it "a game of surprising variety and anachronistic constraints." The video below shows all of the iconic movie characters that are playable in it.

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