Now that EA has exclusive rights to publish Star Wars games, I hope they take full advantage of the license. Not that I expect a whole lot from EA with an infamous track record like theirs, but I still believe they have tech, talent, and precedence to leverage in favor of some really good Star Wars games. The one I’m waiting for is Star Wars Battlefront in the Frostbite 3 engine. I want to see Star Wars Battlefield.
Imagine the Frostbite 3 engine with destructible environments. Imagine being able to fly an X-Wing out of a hangar aboard a Mon Calamari Cruiser, dog fight with a TIE Figher, then nose dive through the atmosphere of a planet to join a war being waged on the ground with AT-ATs laying siege to a Rebel base. Maps could take place throughout the Star Wars timeline, with vehicles, weapons, tech, and ‘classes’ providing an enormous breadth of choices and possibilities.
Battlefront was always an amazing idea with underwhelming execution. Battlefield is always an average idea with incremental execution. Combine the two and you’ll have an amazing idea with an incremental execution which may just revive and perfect both franchises with one stone.
Anyone else have any cool ideas you wish EA would explore now that they have a force-grip hold on one of the most amazing licenses in the galaxy?
Update: Apparently it has been said already (like a day or two ago) that there’s a good chance this will happen.
“The opportunity to do a new Battlefront, for example, which is one of the very popular Star Wars games, or some of the other traditional games that were made, is very exciting.”
And here’s a video of what they DIDN’T do with Battlefront 3…