With just one day to go before the Star Wars Celebration kicks off, Verizon and Disney have announced that they will live-stream certain parts of the event for all to see.
This includes panels with Star Wars director J.J Abrams and actors Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.
It also includes Electronic Arts’ reveal of Star Wars: Battlefront, which is scheduled to take place during a presentation on Friday, April 17 at 10: 30 AM PDT / 1:30 PM EDT.
The Star Wars Celebration website has also been updated with an official description for the Battlefront panel, which is expected to last one hour.
“Join the talented team from DICE as they give fans their first look at Star Wars Battlefront and debut the official reveal trailer for this highly anticipated game. Learn how unprecedented access to the Lucasfilm archives and the award-winning Frostbite technology is helping to create an immersive experience that is truly ‘most impressive.’ DICE will also show fans how Star Wars Battlefront will give them the chance to live out their epic Star Wars battle fantasies.”
The Star Wars Celebration begins tomorrow, April 16, in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center. Live-streaming programming begins at 10 AM PDT/5pm GMT on April 16 through StarWars.com. The show wraps up on Sunday, April 19.
Battlefront, in development at Battlefield maker DICE, is scheduled for release during holiday 2015 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Earlier this week, we learned that–like so many other EA games–Battlefront will be available to play first on Xbox One by way of EA Access.
Star Wars: Battlefront’s website appears to have leaked the game’s release date: November 17.
When inspecting the source code for the site, you’ll see the text, “The latest news and updates for Star Wars Battlefront. Available November 17, 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.”
November 17 is a Tuesday, and it falls in the window where the game would be expected to launch, just ahead of Episode VII. We’ve contacted EA to see if it will confirm the date, but it’s possible it wasn’t planning on sharing this until tomorrow’s showing at Star Wars Celebration, if not E3 or later.