Star Wars Battlefront "Survival Mode" revealed at Sony's E3 event

Star Wars Battlefront

More Star Wars Battlefront gameplay went on display at tonight's Sony E3 presser, in the form of a trailer that showcased a previously-unseen gameplay mode called simply "Survival."

Survival is essentially a Horde Mode that pits players against increasingly difficult waves of enemies. In the video shown during the press event (and playing above), a pair of crashed rebel troopers have to defend themselves against what appears to be an entire Imperial army, beginning with simple stormtroopers and eventually leading to shocktroopers, AT-STs, TIE Fighters, and a Star Destroyer. In between waves, the Rebellion does its part in the fight against tyranny by dropping supply pods to help keep our intrepid duo in the fight. It's silly, but it looks like the fun kind of silly, and so that's okay.

This is actually the second Star Wars Battlefront trailer to turn up at E3 today; the first, a 40-player battle for the planet Hoth, was rolled out earlier this afternoon during the Electronic Arts event. Watch it here.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.