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Electronic Arts acquires the Star Wars license

Old 03-20-19, 11:07 PM
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A lot of the stories have posted corrections/retractions/"updates." Disney/Lucasfilm have stated they've called their game licensing division "Lucasfilm Games" for a while now.

Since at least mid 2018, they've had this on their site:
https://web.archive.org/web/20180724...t-we-do/games/
Working hand-in-hand with world-class partners, Lucasfilm Games creates interactive and immersive experiences that help extend the narrative of our worlds and allow fans to make franchises like Star Wars their own.
It would explain why all the job listings were for management and not any actual programmers, designers, artists, etc.

While the name "Lucasfilm Games" doesn't come up in this interview, a Lucasfilm rep talks about how their games division works in this 2017 interview:
https://venturebeat.com/2017/11/26/l...ekly-meetings/
“We have a games team here that I run, that meets with all of our partners, and particularly we spend a lot of time with EA, both on the marketing side and the production teams. We bring in Lucasfilm’s story team to help us shape and build the stories we’re telling...."
Edit: I also checked, and all the old LucasArts games being sold on GOG say they were developed/published by "Lucasfilm"
https://www.gog.com/games?devpub=luc...ort=popularity

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Old 04-09-19, 10:15 AM
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I'm not too big on SW, but will check out anything from Respawn.
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Old 04-11-19, 10:17 AM
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Meh. EA will find a way to fuck it up.
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Old 04-11-19, 10:18 AM
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I'll never get excited for an EA game again before release. Battlefront 2 and Anthem were the final breaking points for me. I'll check this out, pending reviews and price drops.
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Old 04-11-19, 02:43 PM
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Two of the most powerhouse companies in the world have managed to take this limitless franchise and turn it into a bed shit.
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Yeah, EA has dropped the ball big time when it comes to Star Wars. Then again it's EA so it shouldn't be a huge surprise.
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Old 04-11-19, 03:11 PM
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EA's ball dropping goes far and beyond the SW license. Everything they've been doing lately is hot garbage.
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Looks like 11/15 release date for it.
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Old 04-13-19, 05:23 PM
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$10 in rewards for Best Buy preorders. Extra-nice if you still have Gamers Club Unlocked going.
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Old 04-14-19, 12:26 AM
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I think the story for this seems interesting, but honestly the trailer feels a bit underwhelming to me. It doesnít really look all that impressive from a graphics standpoint to me either. Hopefully itís good though as there hasnít been a really good Star Wars game for a while.
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Looks pretty good to me.

What was the last really good single player SW game though? Force Unleashed?
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Old 04-14-19, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
Looks pretty good to me.

What was the last really good single player SW game though? Force Unleashed?
Star Wars - Jedi Outcast II on PC......honestly this looks....and can be a sort of return to the roots of that with story driven and campaign the main focus. They've dropped it with the last two Battlefronts with their main focus in PvP. Star Wars no matter how you slice it, dice it, twist it has always been story driven. If they can make this like Outcast and even Force Unleashed...the better....and the trailer looked pretty good. Wonder what engine they'll be using though. Frostbite gave the Devs on Anthem fits.....according to several....a lot was left on the cutting floor.


UPDATE.....I did some looking to see since Respawn used Valve's Source for Titanfall and Apex but EA uses Frostbite. When the game was announce some PC folks made it their first priority to find out what Engine this will use.....according to those over at Overclock3D.... https://www.overclock3d.net/news/sof...ot_frostbite/1

Jedi: Fallen Order was build using Unreal Engine 4, not Frostbite
Respawn is finally moving away from Valve's Source engine

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Old 04-14-19, 01:26 PM
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I enjoyed the trailer, but you know EA will somehow screw this up. I will wait until the reviews are in before I even think about buying it.
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Old 04-14-19, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
Looks pretty good to me.

What was the last really good single player SW game though? Force Unleashed?
I really liked both of The Force Unleashed games. The first one is better but I didnít mind the second one. I donít play PC games so not sure whatís been released for that.
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