After doing hardly something with the Star Wars license for years, EA’s lastly beginning to choose up the tempo. There’s the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake, in fact, and now a trio of video games set in a galaxy far, far-off has been introduced. Respawn’s at the helm, creating a follow-up to Fallen Order and a model new FPS, in addition to producing Bit Reactor’s Star Wars RTS.
Since EA’s presumably attempting to make up for all this wasted time, we at PC Gamer are right here to assist, providing up excellent pitches of our personal. EA, we’ll anticipate to listen to from you quickly.
Star Wars Cantina Supervisor
Fraser Brown, On-line Editor: I am sick of Sith and Jedi and stormtroopers who could not hit the aspect of a home—give me one thing extra mundane. So here is the deal: you’ve got discovered your self in possession of a shitty Tatooine cantina, however you’ll be able to’t even entice scum, not to mention high quality clientele. You may have to discover a band—I hear Figrin Da’n and the Modal Nodes have room of their schedule—to drown out the bar brawls, study to combine the most effective blue milk cocktails, and take care of moral conundrums, like must you actually be banning droids? They’re individuals, too, you already know.
As soon as you’ve got received the fundamentals down and the crowds are coming in, that is when it is time to recklessly develop. I am speaking a few restaurant, a podracing monitor, a gladiatorial enviornment and an enormous tender play space for the younglings. Can a healthful household cantina thrive within the harsh desert of Tatooine? Name me up, EA, and we’ll determine it out collectively.
Star (Wars) Citizen
Nat Clayton, Options Producer: An absolute no-brainer. How there hasn’t been an Elite-style Star Wars recreation the place you are handed a ship and let free on an open galaxy stuffed with retailers, commerce routes, mining belts and bounty hunts is totally past me. Substitute Sidewinders and Anacondas with X-Wings, Imperial shuttles and Millenium Falcon-esque frigates, and also you’re virtually midway there.
However why cease with only a competent Far Far Away reskin of Elite Harmful? Star Citizen has proved you’ll be able to absolutely rake it in by promising something and every little thing—so hey, as an example you may get out of your cockpit and blast smugglers on the streets of Tatooine, carry out boarding actions on Star Destroyers, rummage via the bowels of Bespin for scrap, trip a prepare throughout a 1:1 scale recreation of Coruscant. The most effective half is, you do not even have to completely implement these options—simply hold gesturing at new methods to discover the Star Wars galaxy whereas promoting gorgeously-detailed B-Wings for $150 and you will be working blockades all the way in which to the InterGalactic Banking Clan.
Wealthy Stanton, Information Editor: One of many background parts that is at all times fascinated me in Star Wars is the Jawa sand-crawling car, which appears to be a mixture of armoured fortress, mining vessel, junkshop, buying and selling publish, and naturally house for our bright-eyed little heroes. I might like to play a recreation the place you discover procedurally generated landscapes dotted with bespoke parts like settlements and spaceships, alternating between crafting, buying and selling, mining, kidnapping droids, all of which results in upgrading your sandcrawler and thru that making your Jawa clan comfortable.
I might envisage it with a extra zoomed-in concentrate on the crew, and the varied planet surfaces being fairly inhospitable locations for them. The Jawas are on the underside rung of the Star Wars hierarchy, or not less than it looks as if it, and the entire rigidity of the sport could be doing properly for your self whereas benefiting from the opposite teams round you thru sneakiness and buying and selling, whereas attempting to keep away from fights nevertheless attainable. Critically, if a bunch of Jawas piss off a single bounty hunter, nevermind an Imperial, it needs to be an enormous drawback for the participant. You could properly be capable to win via drive of numbers, however you may practically at all times lose crew doing so, which is able to make the opposite Jawas unhappy, and comfortable Jawas are crucial factor on this recreation.
I take pleasure in “peaceable” real-time technique video games and administration sims, and at all times assume the massive “good versus evil” stuff of Star Wars works finest within the background. I might love to only make a pleasant life for a bunch of Jawas in some forgotten nook of the galaxy.
Tusken Raiders Elite
Imogen Mellor, Options Producer: You have heard of Sniper Elite—now welcome Tusken Raiders Elite to the squad, too. EA ought to completely make a recreation the place you get to mess around with their famed slugthrower rifles. Maybe your clan wants provides and also you’re on a mission to raid a camp for some extra. Possibly you are sick of these rattling podracers tearing up your peaceable aspect of the desert and also you need to halt the race. Give me a recreation the place I get to sit down on a rock and angrily hearth in any respect kinds of teams making a racket on Tatooine after which run away earlier than anybody can retaliate.
Morgan Park, Employees Author: I might greenlight a darker, extra life like tackle the previous Republic Commando FPS. A recreation that places the “warfare” in Star Wars higher than Battlefront ever may. Stormtroopers go down in a single blaster shot within the films, however they’re at all times bullet spongey in video games. I would like the 1917 of Star Wars, a band of troopers traversing an embattled planet to ship a message. Blasters may really feel highly effective for as soon as and we may take a break from specializing in lightsabers and drive powers. Let’s have a Star Wars recreation that looks like its personal factor, with out film character cameos!
TIE Fighter Strikes Again
Wes Fenlon, Senior Editor: Everybody else is dreaming up their fantasy Star Wars recreation, however all I’ve to supply is a boring and wise thought: simply make one other good house flight sim, EA. Star Wars: Squadrons was surprisingly nice, and its modest scope left room for EA to take action way more. The marketing campaign made a degree of letting you discuss to your squadmates, for instance, however every dialog was basically only a backstory data dump. The marketing campaign may undoubtedly use extra diverse targets, extra devious AI, possibly even branching paths relying on the way you resolve missions. The workforce behind Squadrons proved it may ship a flight sim that feels nice, one thing we hadn’t gotten from Star Wars in 20 years. A sequel simply wants the TIE Fighter-caliber marketing campaign to match.
Bungie does Star Wars
Tim Clark, Model Director: Look, I do know I will lose factors for obviousness, however generally an thought is clear as a result of it is actually good. Having spent the final seven years and alter crafting an unimaginable shared-world house shooter, Bungie is simply in regards to the solely studio with the chops to create the form of Star Wars recreation that the universe has at all times been crying out for.
Overlook Hunter, Warlock, Titan and assume Bounty Hunter, Jedi and Sith because the beginning lessons. Now image a planet hopping, RPG-shooter hybrid, performed with as much as 5 buddies, with the best-feeling PvE fight at present in a videogame. May you even think about how candy a raid could be set in Star Wars? Now you may marvel, why would Bungie need to make what is basically the identical recreation however in a Stormtrooper outfit, particularly for a large writer reminiscent of EA, when it spent so lengthy preventing for its independence after dalliances with Microsoft after which Activision. And the reply is: it would not. This recreation won’t ever occur.
But when it did, it could be higher than each single different suggestion on this record. And that is why I am in cost.