Hey guys, guess what time it is. That's right, it's E3 time! Well...it will be soon, anyway. The 2016 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 for short) technically begins tomorrow, but some companies are presenting their games with their own press conferences a little early. One such company is EA.
EA, the company that we all have mixed feelings for. One minute we love them for their epic, large-scale games, and beautiful graphics. The next minute we're yelling at them for their constant patches and insane amounts of expensive downloadable content.
In this case, I think it's safe to say that most of the gaming community is loving EA again, thanks to their great press conference! EA more or less played it safe this year, with their only really big reveals being a Titanfall 2 multiplayer and story trailer (featuring dragons!), and some Battlefield 1 info. But if you were watching the conference, you might have seen some really awesome Star Wars news.
Star Wars At EA!
EA has owned the rights to any upcoming Star Wars games since Disney bought LucasFilm and shut down LucasArts. The first thing they did with the SW license was bring back to life the franchise that fans have been waiting to come back for a long time; Star Wars: Battlefront.
2015's Star Wars: Battlefront was a fun game, lacking in content, but absolutely beautiful. During this EA pre-E3 conference, EA released a video that revealed to the world what's next in store for Star Wars in the gaming world. Obviously, they teased us with some new upcoming Battlefront content (including an appearance from a certain Calrissian), but that's not what I'm here to talk about.
News on any content coming to Star Wars: Battlefront is very much a big deal, but since EA decided to play it a little safe this time around, we didn't get a ton of news. We really only got a bunch of teases for future Star Wars games. But in the midst of all these teases, viewers may have noticed a little interesting moment featuring Respawn Entertainment. Check out the EA Star Wars spotlight below. Go to 1:04 to see the Respawn Entertainment part, but if you haven't seen the video yet, definitely feel free to watch the whole thing:
The developers of Titanfall 2 are hard at work on an as-of-yet unnamed Star Wars game for EA, and we know virtually nothing about it right now. All we know is that it will be a third-person game, and if the words of Visceral Games Group General Manager Jade Raymond are to be believed, it will be unlike any Star Wars game we've played before!
Jade Raymond: Our partners at Respawn Entertainment are making their own 3rd person action adventure game, one that features a different style of gameplay and takes place in a different timeline we have yet to explore with our EA Star Wars titles.
So what wonderful adventures await us in this new Star Wars game? I have no idea. So why am I so excited for this game? Well, it might be the game to give us what I've been wanting in a Star Wars game for a loooooong time.
Respawn Entertainment May Be Giving Us The Ultimate Lightsaber SW Game!
Yes, Respawn Entertainment looks to be gearing up to give the players the ultimate Star Wars experience, giving us the chance to\become the greatest Jedi and Sith in the galaxy! Just look at the motion capture footage we saw in the EA spotlight.
As you can see, the team at Respawn is hard at work, using motion capture to create what looks to be an epic battle between a Jedi and a Sith! So what's the big deal? We've seen stuff like this before in games like Knights of the Old Republic and The Force Unleashed. Heck, even Battlefront lets you play as iconic heroes and villains with lightsabers.
So why am I beyond excited for Respawn Entertainment's third-person Jedi game? Well just look at the footage! Resapwn Entertainment is paying close attention to detail to give us what could be the GREATEST Star Wars lightsaber battle game we've ever seen!
The fight choreography looks incredible. The Respawn team is working to really capture how a lightsaber-wielder fights, how they move. Other games have gotten close to showcasing the true skills of a Jedi, but with the technology that game developers have access to today, it's more possible than it's ever been!
If Respawn Entertainment does this right (and after that Titanfall 2 trailer, I have full confidence), we'll be fighting like real Jedi or Sith in no time! Not to mention, the fact that it's a third-person game set in a different timeline than EA has ever explored in a SW title makes me even more excited for the potential of this game.