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Hype It's 2021. Where the fuck are my Star Wars games EA?

JunkerWoland

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I've got no love for EA, but along with the various Marvel licenses, I'm more inclined to believe off-record suggestions that playing in the Disney sandbox puts most developers on a short leash and generally sees them making games as Disney wants. Maybe things will change for this new hardware cycle, but I won't be surprised if big-budget Star Wars games remain tied more to Disney's corporate strategies than EA's own potential output.
 

Hari Seldon

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Squadrons is one of my favorite games of the year. I don’t blame EA. Lucas arts/Disney are a god damn mess.
 

AV

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Yes because the lack of hype is totally what killed the game and not the game itself being absolute shit.

It's both. If that game came out a week before Endgame it'd have sold more.

But, at the same time, everyone would (rightfully) be asking why all the characters looked like bad B-movie versions of their favourite characters.
 
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AJUMP23

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Looks like Disney is unsatisfied with EA given the latest announcement. EA just canceled a bunch of stuff that looked promising. Particularly the single player adventure from Visceral.
 

BPX

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Looks like Disney is unsatisfied with EA given the latest announcement. EA just canceled a bunch of stuff that looked promising. Particularly the single player adventure from Visceral.

Again?
 

TheContact

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having only played battlefront 2 for a few minutes when it first came out, i'm actually somewhat excited for epic releasing battlefront 2 for free this week. my son has gotten into star wars lately and in turn so have i
 

Cyberpunkd

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Disney should do it like Games Workshop and license out Star Wars on a per-project basis. Give Platinum Games or Capcom the license to let them make a Sith action game.
I think GW is a prime example of what not to do - the IP remains a niche within a niche and by licensing IP to everyone resulting in a lot of crap products Warhammer lacks the killer app it needs to expand its audience.
 
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Hudo

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I think GW is a prime example of what not to do - the IP remains a niche within a niche and by licensing IP to everyone resulting in a lot of crap products Warhammer lacks the killer app it needs to expand its audience.
I mean yeah, they should also license it out to somewhat competent developers, I guess. The killer app for Warhammer Fantasy Is Total War: Warhammer, though.
For Warhammer 40k, it could've been the next Space Marine or Dawn of War III... but they fucked up DoW III and didn't give a shit to iterate on the underrated Space Marine. Oh well....
 

BadBurger

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My problem is that EA put out mostly stuff I didn't care for. Battlefront 1 wasn't very good, part 2 was only an incremental improvement. Both were designed as vehicles to push microtransactions and it shows.

I did not like Fallen Order. I'm just not into games that place such emphasis on timing and positioning - just give me a good old fashioned adventure game or RPG where I can swing a light saber. This game felt like it was in some weird place between a traditional adventure game and something like Demon's Souls - couldn't make up its mind on which. After about eight hours I also found the story one of the most prosaic I've ever read from the Star Wars universe.

I do like Squadrons, but it's short and flight games aren't exactly my thing - but for the price I got my enjoyment out of it. They can build on this franchise.

So, I would prefer that Disney / Lucas Games pursued deals with other studios and publishers to push out a more diverse lineup of games. Everything that comes out of EA has that EA feel, the kind of sanitized experience that seems good-to-great in some technical aspects but reeks of samey-ness and a lack of imagination in design.
 

RAIDEN1

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F!"£$) that I want Star Wars 1313, I'd rather that than a Fallen Order 2