Star Wars: Battlefront launch not tied to Episode 7
It will have things that relate to the new movie, but Battlefront is "more rooted in the traditional Star Wars universe."
The launch of the next game in the Star Wars: Battlefront series is not directly tied to that of the next Star Wars film, Episode VII. That said, EA says it would "prefer" for the release of the two to be close to one another.
Episode VII is scheduled for release on December 18, 2015. Battlefront, which is in the works at Battlefield and Mirror's Edge developer DICE, does not yet have a release date.