EA has dropped the ball with Star Wars again, with news circulating that the publisher has canceled another of its upcoming games based in that galaxy far, far away. This time it’s EA Vancouver that has had its project prematurely concluded, with the studio reportedly being moved onto a new Star Wars project due to concerns regarding the development time of its canned title.
With there being so many issues circling EA and the Star Wars license, we asked the GameRevolution editors what game they would make if given the opportunity to have creative control over the sci-fi franchise. As always, leave your own responses in the comments section below, and we’ll feature our favorites in tomorrow’s Tell GR.
Paul Tamburro, executive editor: “I still can’t really believe that we haven’t had a genuinely great PvP Star Wars game yet. It’s literally a film about wars in the stars with laser swords and fatal magic tricks; how has this not translated to a competitive multiplayer game yet? I think either a class-based first-person Star Wars game or a proper MOBA that isn’t Force Arena would be perfect. There are so many unique characters in the Star Wars universe that it’s shocking that Battlefront, a series where you play as nameless Imperial and Rebel fodder, remains the only proper competitive Star Wars multiplayer game out there.”
Jason Faulkner, senior editor: “I would just do a remake of the Tie Fighter series. As much as I love it, it’s long in the tooth, and remains one of the best space combat simulators ever. The gameplay is still good enough that you really wouldn’t need to do much other than an engine/graphics upgrade too. I’m gonna cheat and also say that I’d love to see the Rogue Squadron series get an enhanced remaster or full remake. Unfortunately, Factor 5 somehow imploded, and took the remastered version of the first three games for Wii with them that was rumored to have been 100% complete.”
Mack Ashworth, lead editor: “I’d like to see a Jar Jar Binks game. After the hate he’s experienced, I imagine he’d be one hell of a dark lord. It’d be a current-gen take on The Force Unleashed, and include the cast from VII, VIII, and IX. It doesn’t have to be canon…”
Bradley Russell, news editor: “Because everything Star Wars revolves around the Skywalkers, I’d go for something a little weirder. What about a Star Wars-style Papers, Please game where you have to play as an Imperial employee? Imagine trying to get a handle on all of the different species and ne’er-do-wells who want to make on to the other side of a barrier in a galaxy far, far away. Star Wars very rarely does street-level stuff so this could be an interesting angle.”
Michael Leri, features editor: “I don’t mean to dwell on the past but Amy Hennig’s Star Wars game frames after Uncharted would be exactly what I would have wanted. Pulling away from the film stuff and diving right into a ragtag group of misfits in the universe sounds like exactly something I’d want. That walrus looking guy looked sick and better than Chewbacca could ever be. Yeah, I said it.”
Yesterday’s Best Comment
DJJ66: “Resident Evil 6 is a solid, fun game with some really interesting mechanics, and once you understand how movement works it becomes a whole “spectacle shooter” deal that makes it more fun to play than even RE4. Highly underrated game.”