EA Star Wars: “A New Hope”
Written by UkNO
June is the month where a lot of cultural activities happen from entertainment to the very being of human have a prideful soul. The impact each of these aspects has in common is that it brings people together whether it’s for a good sense of fun or to enjoy the time that given for a new concept ready to be unveiled.
E3 is an event where the big heads of the video game industry platform some highly anticipated-rumored games that—like mentioned before—can be enjoyed by those who love the thrill of a new story the video games being showcased. EA takes that step by announcing a massive outline future for Star Wars gaming in an amazing timeline that shows several studios want to take a dive into the galaxy far far away. You would think one was crazy when EA says, “release a new Star Wars game every year until 2020.” No fortunately for gamers alike that want to see how it pans out this is not a dream in the slightest. All of EA’s first-party studios are working on future Star Wars games: Motive, DICE, Visceral Games, Respawn, BioWare, Capital Games, and Criterion are all working alongside LucasFilm to bring the amazing universe of Star Wars’ stories to the gaming world. Each game is set in unique timelines and is properly powered by DICE’s Frostbite engine. That’s a whole lot of 4K technology one will love the flow of Lord Vader’s cape in the wind (that’s if he’s in the upcoming games).
We also got our first gameplay footage of Visceral’s new action-based Star Wars adventure due out in 2018, which is set in a unique timeline and spins a”groundbreaking” narrative. Titanfall developer Respawn also promised that its third-person action-adventure game will “deliver the Star Wars awe like you’ve never seen before” Check below for a loose timeline of EA’s future games.
New Battlefront Bespin and Death Star DLC, with a final DLC pack in December. Criterion will also have an exclusive Battlefront VR mission available on Sony’s PlayStation VR headset later this year. Capital’s Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes mobile game will continue pushing new content updates with more characters and sequences. December marks the 5th anniversary of Star Wars: The Old Republic, and BioWare plans to launch a ton of new content including story missions and much more for the MMORPG.
Battlefront 2 will release in 2017, and is being co-developed by EA’s Motive studio and DICE. On stage EA’s Jade Raymond promised that Battlefront 2 would deliver “everything fans have been asking for and more”, so we should see a full-fledged campaign and everything that’s missing from the first Battlefront. Also the sequel will tap the new Star Wars movies–probably only Rogue One and The Force Awakens–in new multiplayer and campaign missions.
Visceral’s new action-based game will release this year, and is powered by the Frostbite engine. “I’ve been blown away by the level of collaboration between the Story Team at Lucasfilm and Amy Hennig and the team at Visceral as they create an original, authentic narrative in the Star Wars universe. It is an amazing example of how we’re taking an already strong partnership to another level,” Jade Raymond said in the update.
2019 – 2020
Respawn’s new third-person action adventure game that sports a “different style of gameplay and takes place in a different timeline we’ve yet to explore with Star Wars titles” has been announced, and EA has “some other projects” in the pipeline as well. Remember EA has Star Wars games planned up until 2020, so that means there’s still two major AAA titles that have yet to be revealed.
As a gaming fan this truly a start of something special where many Star Wars fans like myself will now enjoy some exciting storytelling. Given that EA has a great track record to publish some amazing visuals and fun-filled content Star Wars gaming is great hands as this is a new direction, with a creative a new hope.