Star wars games no longer held hostage by EA

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Thank god.
Maybe we will see the return to form of what it used to be back then. (of course there was exceptions like JFO)


 

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Thank god.
Maybe we will see the return to form of what it used to be back then. (of course there was exceptions like JFO)



But the license is now in Ubi's hands... There is still hate on Odyssey which I don't understand why and Valhalla isn't getting much love either. Let's not begin with Watch Dogs, and as much as The Division (and it's cousin whatever it is called again) had an active player base it didn't meet the sales expectation.

It is always the case with Ubi, they have a slow uptake, but all their titles sell well over time. I guess Star Wars should sell well, and there are only two devs who can do open-world real enough.
 

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Lucasfilm Games' New Partnerships Mean the Galaxy's the Limit​

The Disney-owned company just announced a new Star Wars title coming from Ubisoft and an Indiana Jones game from Bethesda. And that's just the beginning.

TODAY, LUCASFILM GAMES announced that it’s entering a partnership with Ubisoft to create an open-world Star Wars game. The title will be developed by Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment, marking the first time that a company outside of EA has produced a Star Wars game since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, ending nearly eight years of exclusivity. Also in the works is a new Indiana Jones game, to be developed by Bethesda Game Studios, a newcomer to Lucasfilm’s and Disney’s properties.

Let’s start with Star Wars. Development on this new title is still very early—Massive is still recruiting for the project even—so details are sparse. Julian Gerighty, director of The Division 2 and The Crew, will serve as the game’s creative director, and the title will use Massive’s Snowdrop engine. Beyond that, Lucasfilm Games hasn’t revealed anything about the characters or settings within the Star Wars universe that the game will feature.

Snowdrop... They do open-world, expect a The Division 1/2 type game which will obviously be more expansive, but I don't want a The Division game set in a Star Wars universe. My biggest concern.

The game should be stacked with hours. Ubi's strong point is endgame content. Do expect an insane pricing table. Standard Edition $69, Gold Edition $99, Premium Edition $149 and the Collector Edition will be $200+, and do note that I may be generous with the non-standard edition pricing schemes.
 

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Yeah... Going from Pre-order bonus, Tiered editions, microtransactions stacked mess to a Pre-order bonus, tiered editions, DLC stacked bug ridden mess.

GG
 

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But the license is now in Ubi's hands... There is still hate on Odyssey which I don't understand why and Valhalla isn't getting much love either. Let's not begin with Watch Dogs, and as much as The Division (and it's cousin whatever it is called again) had an active player base it didn't meet the sales expectation.

It is always the case with Ubi, they have a slow uptake, but all their titles sell well over time. I guess Star Wars should sell well, and there are only two devs who can do open-world real enough.
Not just ubi. Some of it... :rolleyes:
 

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Are you talking about the LucasArts license which has also gone to Bethesda to make a new Indiana Jones game and possible new game series? Well played MS.
christ whatever. I just don't have the metal power for this kak right now.
 

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christ whatever. I just don't have the metal power for this kak right now.

All I am getting at is that Ubi and EA go about the same ways when commercialising properties. I am glad the Star Wars license is now distributed.

Those raving now, Ubi is more in the spotlight than EA, and the only good public sentiment which was shown towards Bethesda (ZeniMax) lately was when MS acquired them and it is not like MS is pro-consumer, but anyhow.

But, hey, at least Take Two isn't involved.

Look, I am glad, but people shouldn't expect a masterpiece now. AngryJoe gave Ubi's The Division 2 a solid 7/10 which is at least much higher than he gave CP2077.

The right company to make an appropriate Star Wars remains BioWare, but we all know how it is going with that studio and it isn't the old BioWare any more. Thanks EA.

You know who will make a good Star Wars game, Blizzard.
 
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I'd be excited if it weren't for the general state of Star Wars lore and content being foisted since Disney took over.
 

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Snowdrop... They do open-world, expect a The Division 1/2 type game which will obviously be more expansive, but I don't want a The Division game set in a Star Wars universe. My biggest concern.
I wouldn't mind if they borrow aspects from The Division like the inventory management, which was awesome...
 

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Did people forget Jedi Fallen Order was actually a good game?

Actually the whole lot from EA in recent years were great.
 

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Did people forget Jedi Fallen Order was actually a good game?

Actually the whole lot from EA in recent years were great.

Generally, players hate EA ever since they announced Origin (and the Steam debacle didn't help EA, everyone loves Valve and Steam irrespectively). Secondly, EA cancelled Star Wars titles, some in concept other in development, however, much hate was directed at cancelled EA titles which were actually cancelled by LucasArts.

Nonetheless, it is good to see the Disney (/cough LucasArts) IPs distributed. Those EA titles which were cancelled by none other than LucasArts, mostly due to Paul Meegan stepping down, will now be reenvisioned and though Star Wars 1313 will not be happening it may now be conceptualised as a new game in Ubi's vision.

Mostly this is hate on EA. I am sure the Ubi game will be monetised and seeing that it will use the Snowdrop engine and that Massive will be developing the game do expect something similar to The Division 1/2 mechanically with emphasis on multiplayer and monetisation (/cough Ubi).

EA isn't in the clear, they have made some really poor decisions. Just adding, prosperity and all that.

I am much more interested in the Indiana Jones IP.

Disney is ultimately in charge who will be developing their IPs, and Disney being Disney they will work with companies who can ensure longevity in terms with income. This isn't LucasArts any more, however, LucasArts back in the day had a long-term exclusive deal with Ubi back in 2004 until some point I don't know.

I only hope that Telltale Games, now Skunkape Games, or Double Fine can continue on the old LucusArts adventure game legacy. Will Disney want this? I think not.
 

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The right company to make an appropriate Star Wars remains BioWare, but we all know how it is going with that studio and it isn't the old BioWare.

You know who will make a good Star Wars game, Blizzard.
Blizzard ain't the old Blizzard either..

Would sell my soul for a Tie Fighter remake /remaster.
 

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Now that I have mentioned Steam in my previous post. I already know what the next outrage may entail... The game won't be sold on Steam. It is going to be sold on Ubi and Epic, and Epic is going to entice the market with a $10 voucher once the game is available. Geez, what game was given away today?
 

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Blizzard ain't the old Blizzard either..

Would sell my soul for a Tie Fighter remake /remaster.

All Blizzard have to do is announce Diablo 4, and the market will have them seen reborn. Until then, it is all about competitive gaming and milking old IPs. Blizzard/Activision have their cash cow in CoD, it is a rewarding space they are in. The two combined does have the pedigree to produce an outstanding Star Wars title.
 
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