December 16, 2018

Footage of Cancelled "Modernized" Star Wars X-Wing Game Emerges

12 January 2018, 06:47 | Cameron Gross

EA 'Star Wars Battlefront II' game sales to rebound after social media uproar, analyst predicts

Watch a 2016 Star Wars space combat game that never made it into production

Now-defunct developer Pandemic's original Star Wars Battlefront II, released in 2005, is enjoying a new lease of life: online multiplayer mysteriously but gratifyingly came back to the PC version last October, and a new patch has arrived which improves its online performance. The new Star Wars Battlefront II may have just hit physical and digital store shelves near the end of 2017, but there's still love out there for the original game, too.

So it's no surprise that Disney and LucasArts tapped GOG to help maintain the game.

Star Wars: Battlefront II has its fair share of fans out there, but also its equal share of critics who think it could've been so much more. The recent patch added minor improvements to lobby functionality, Steam usernames being displayed correctly, and more accurate ping calculations.

It apparently took the team 2-3 weeks to put the video together as an attempt to show EA Games what they could do.

The video was made using elements of other games and it sounds like the rest of the models existed in some form elsewhere; the video was meant only to give EA a sense for how the game might look and feel in a more finished state. Not to mention you probably don't want Darth Vader in pink. But all the work put into this pitch didn't go to waste: Double Damage is now working on an unannounced space shooter, and the Star Wars demo laid the foundation for it.

"The initial catalyst was weaker-than-expected Q3:18 guidance, which suggested sagging expectations for Star Wars Battlefront II", he wrote.

It can be noted that last November, Jorgensen addressed the reason why they chose to fill the controversial "Battlefront II" loot boxes with usable items instead of the usual cosmetics.

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