Rogue One is coming to Battlefront and Uncharted is coming to Star

first_imgEver since Disney purchased Lucasfilm, all Star Wars game development has been rolled up under Electronic Arts (EA). Thus far, the focus has been on multiplayer combat with Star Wars: Battlefront available on PS4, PC and Xbox One. There are other Star Wars games out there, but most of them are on mobile platforms. At the Electronic Arts panel at Star Wars Celebration Europe, EA sub developers unveiled the next two DLC packs for Star Wars: Battlefront and Visceral studios gave vague but tantalizing details to an Uncharted-like Star Wars game.If you bought Star Wars: Battlefront when it first came out last year, you’re aware of the game’s proclivity towards getting you to spend more money on downloadable expansion content. The first batch, unveiling Jakku was free, but others require individual purpose or buying a “Season Pass” for access to the next four DLCs. When EA started offering this deal, we didn’t know what all four expansions were. This year, The Outer Rim DLC was released and added more maps plus Greedo and Nein Nunb hero characters. The second DLC, Bespin was recently released and added more maps, Lando Calrissian and Dengar the bounty hunter.The EA this weekend panel unveiled a trailer for the third DLC pack: The Death Star.This expansion will feature new maps (both space maps and ground maps), new weapons and star cards and two new heroes: Bossk the bounty hunter and Chewbacca. Season Pass holders will get access to The Death Star DLC two weeks early in September this year before it’s unleashed on the public at large.The fourth and final bundled Season Pass DLC was also announced this weekend and it’s obvious why they waited to unveil it. The fourth DLC is called Rogue One: Scariff and will feature maps from the paradise planet featured in that movie (and on the new poster) as well as making Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso and Ben Mendelsohn’s Director Krennic playable characters.The other piece of exciting news to come out of the panel was when Amy Hennig (who made the Uncharted series with Naughty Dog) gave some cryptic information about the untitled Visceral Studios Star Wars game.“The reason [we’re collaborating with Lucasfilm so closely is] we’re writing an original Star Wars story with new characters, locations, tech, creatures, you name it. All of it has to sit authentically alongside the stuff people know now,” she told the audience. “The process that I’ve been using is really similar to what I did with Uncharted, to be honest. If you’re trying to re-create that classic–in that case–pulp action adventure experience, you need to deconstruct the films so you know how to reconstruct them in an interactive context as gameplay.”Although that isn’t very clear, it does suggest we won’t be getting the Han Solo tie in game we thought we would considering the game is slated for release in 2018 when that Star Wars story is slated to be released. Instead, Hennig talked up breaking down what makes Star Wars Star Wars: “The end goal is by the time the player has finished playing they feel like they really did play a Star Wars film. So I’ve done the same thing for Star Wars,” she said. ”It’s getting the structure right. It means you have to understand where the act breaks fall, where all the obstacles and reversals fall, and the set-pieces. Knowing what are all the component parts that make up a Star Wars story.”We can tell from the artwork that was shared that this is going to take place sometime during the Empire’s reign and Hennig’s comments make it seem like it will be a third person action adventure game with some teamwork element. The images could support that as well.last_img read more