Showing posts with label Star Wars. Show all posts
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Monday, June 15, 2020

Star Wars: Squadrons Release Date

EA announces starship dogfighter title Star Wars: Squadrons for PC and current-gen, coming out on October 2.

Originally leaked at PlayStation Network in back March, upcoming single-player action game Star Wars: Squadrons came out as next adventure into Star Wars universe from developer Motive Studios and publisher Electronic Arts.

After an official announcement a few days ago, SW: Squadrons has been revealed today at Summer Game Fest stream hosted by Geoff Keighley, currently scheduled to arrive on October 2, 2020, for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Star Wars: Squadrons Release Date

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Star Wars: Squadrons invites you to become galaxy's finest pilots for your New Republic or Galatic Imperial.




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Taking place during the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, story of Squadrons will take place after Battle of Endor and destruction of second Death Star, where two groups of pilots from New Republic and Galatic Empire will collide.

SW: Squadrons is available for pre-order now on PC and current-gen console systems, priced $39.99 only. EA and Motive is very much likely to release an enhanced port of the game for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in near future.

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Players can jump onto their TIE-Fighters or X-Wings to engage in first-person dogfighting alongside your fellow pilots. Gameplay mechanics for Squadrons solely focuses on starship piloting, which supports cross-platform play.

Aside from a single-player story mode, there is a 5v5 multiplayer for two group of players going against each other. Plan your strategies thoroughly and chose your preferred cockpit from a variety of ships like an A-wing to TIE bomber.

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Previously known as Project Maverick, Squadrons is a spin-off game to Star Wars Battlefront II that took some inspiration from space battle simulation of Star Wars: Rogue Squadron and '90s popular series entry Star Wars: X-Wing.

Star Wars: Squadrons will allow players on PC platform and PS4 console with VR headsets to enjoy its spectacular action in virtual reality. Windows PC version of SW: Squadrons will be available via Epic Games Store, Origin and Steam.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Star Wars: Squadrons Announced

EA Motive announces rumored Project Maverick to be new starfighter combat game Star Wars: Squadrons.

Back in February, a leaked image at PlayStation Network has revealed upcoming Star Wars game titled "Project Maverick", which publisher Electronic Arts said nothing about and they simply that image from PSN afterwards.

Shortly after getting leaked on official Xbox website earlier today, developer EA Motive has finally announced their latest venture Star Wars: Squadrons, scheduled for a reveal at EA Play 2020 on June 15, 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM EDT.

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Star Wars: Squadrons Announced

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Squadrons will be a multiplayer focused title that also features a single-player campaign, similar to Star Wars Battlefront II by EA Dice. Players would engage in aerial combat on space, piloting iconic star ships from Star Wars franchise.

Many have originally predicted that Project Maverick will get a showcase at recent PlayStation 5 Reveal Event but that never happened and it took another leak at Xbox website when EA Motive finally decided to offer an early peek.

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EA also shared a promotional image on official Twitter account for Star Wars titles ahead of its major reveal.


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Reportedly a Battlefront II spin-off game, SW: Squadrons centers its gameplay aspects on interstellar combat and spacecrafts piloting without allowing players to run and gun, which is somewhat similar to Starfighter Assault mode.

EA and Motive has probably taken inspiration from Rogue Squadron series from GameCube and Nintendo 64 era for Star Wars: Squadrons while also planning to take future Star Wars games in a new direction away from their previous titles.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

New Star Wars Game May be Revealed Next Week

EA Motive joins Twitter only to spark rumors of next Star Wars game online, which is likely to reveal next week.

After barely surviving loot box controversy back in 2017 for action shooter title Star Wars Battlefront II, developer Respawn Entertainment has saved face for publisher Electronic Arts with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order last year.

A sequel to Fallen Order has already been greenlit and recent Reddit threads full of teases from industry reporters hints that EA is very much likely to reveal their next Star Wars project sooner than you think, probably in June 2020.

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New Star Wars Game May be Revealed Next Week

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In early March, an accidental leak at PlayStation Network revealed an image for Star Wars: Project Maverick, which was eventually deleted from PSN shortly afterwards and Electronic Arts neither confirmed nor denied about the game.

Many are speculating that Project Maverick will be showcased at upcoming PlayStation 5 reveal event on June 4, 2020. However, since Disney or EA has not officially confirmed anything yet, fans would be wise to take it with a grain of salt.

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Battlefront II co-developer and Canada based studio EA Motive has joined Twitter lately and journalist Jason Schreier replied to their first Tweet, hinting that they are probably getting ready for a new game announcement soon.

Schreier also stated that Motive will soon be revealing a new Star Wars game in his follow-up Tweet. He linked to an article from February about a cancelled Battlefront spin-off game from last year that they are currently working on.

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Venture Beat reporter Jeff Grubb goes out of his way to fetch Twitterati some more clues about latest Star Wars game.


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Schreier pointed out to focus on last paragraph of his article where he wrote about EA Motive handling an unusual project for next generation of consoles that was originally codenamed Viking, now known as Star Wars: Project Maverick.

Jeff Grubb offered another piece of that puzzle by sharing his Summer Game Mess schedule full of upcoming game announcements and digital events on Twitter, where he cryptically lists "Mel Gibson picture" entry for June 2, 2020.

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Jeff Grubb also responded to Motive joining Twitter by posting a GIF of Tom Cruise from Top Gun: Maverick.


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Those who are wondering what connection does actor Mel Gibson has with Top Gun: Maverick film should know that Gibson has starred in a 1994 film called Maverick, which is not only a clever callback but a better decoy as well.

Not much is known about Star Wars: Project Maverick aside from a PlayStation Network leaked image featuring an Imperial Star Destroyer and a few X-Wing fighters, possibly hinting at return of Star Wars: Rogue Squadron-style game.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Star Wars: Project Maverick Leaked on PlayStation Network

A recent leak on PlayStation Network has revealed an unannounced new title Star Wars: Project Maverick.

It goes without saying that 2019 action-adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has performed way better than expected upon launch and developer Respawn Entertainment has reportedly started working on a sequel already.

A recent leak at PlayStation Network has found an image for new PlayStation 4 game that was titled Star Wars: Project Maverick, which is yet to be confirmed by publisher Electronic Arts and has been removed from PSN shortly afterwards.

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Star Wars: Project Maverick Leaked on PlayStation Network

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It shows an Imperial Star Destroyer accompanied by a group of X-Wing fighters flying over a planet engulfed by lava, which looks a lot like Mustafar and implies to a setting from original Star Wars trilogy era for the project.

Mustafar was first shown in Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith and became a sanctuary for Darth Vader. Various animated series, comics, novels and Star Wars films have frequently featured this volcanic planet.

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Twitter user @psnrelease has found this art on European PSN by running a bot that is always on a lookup for new PS4 releases and updates. Although simply listed as "Maverick", its attached artwork has revealed it to be a Star Wars game.

According to an early report, EA is developing a new Star Wars game aside from Fallen Order sequel at Respawn. Maverick seems to be a smaller scale project being handled by EA Motive, who has co-developed Star Wars Battlefront II.

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Electronic Arts has lost fans over cancelling promising titles and greedy micro-transactions in past years but Jedi: Fallen Order has helped them to win back some trust and they are focusing on games like Star Wars: Project Maverick now.

Maverick is not likely to be a rumored sequel of Fallen Order and maybe a side project that was being under wraps until now. Could it also be a possible sequel to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II that has concluded with a cliffhanger ending?

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Hits 8 Million Sales

Electronic Arts sold around 8 million copies of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order since its release back in November 2019.

Despite their lack of faith in single-player games and heavy interest towards live services as a publisher, Electronic Arts has been surprised by amazing success of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from developer Respawn Entertainment.

According to a new industry report that came after Q3 earnings call of investors, EA revealed that Jedi: Fallen Order has sold nearly eight million copies in last quarter of 2019, which is far beyond than what they originally expected.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Hits 8 Million Sales

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Blake Jorgensen, chief financial officer of EA states that they had a set expectation of selling 6 to 8 million copies by fiscal year, on March 31. By December 2019, 8 million units were sold and now they are raising that estimate to 10 million.

Jorgensen has admitted that this unforeseen success has been a direct result of a single-player action game. Chief executive Andrew Wilson adds that fans were looking forward to an experience like Fallen Order for holiday season.

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He credited Respawn for delivering a high quality experience and a gameplay mechanics that everyone loved. Last year, they released free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends that instantly rose to popularity and now on its third season.

EA executives are also very much eager to keep pushing continued triumph of FIFA and Madden series. Two of their most recent releases; Need for Speed: Heat and Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville was mentioned as well.

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Following an infamous loot box controversy of Star Wars Battlefront II release back in 2017, EA has learned from their mistake and constantly rolled out post-launch content to support player community of the game for past two years.

Most recently, they launched Battlefront 2 Celebration Edition and have reportedly done pretty well above anticipation. Though performance of multiplayer sc-fi action RPG title Anthem was disappointing, Apex Legends has covered that up.

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Jorgensen reveals that EA plans on releasing a total of 12 games for next fiscal year, including four sports titles such as FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21, four projects from small studios and another four based on their established IP.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is one of the most-beloved Star Wars games in recent history and Electronic Arts would likely to meet a newly projected sales limit of ten million easily by end of current fiscal quarter in March 31, 2020.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Job Listing Suggests Jedi: Fallen Order Sequel in Development?

Latest job postings from Respawn Entertainment hints at a possible sequel of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Although claiming that "single-player games are dead" for years, publisher Electronic Arts has finally been proven dead wrong with latest release of action-adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order back in November 2019.

Many longtime fans believe this third-person experience to be one of the best Star Wars video games till date and according to recent job postings by developer Respawn Entertainment, Jedi: Fallen Order may be getting a sequel.

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Job Listing Suggests Jedi: Fallen Order Sequel in Development?

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Respawn is currently looking for hiring a Level Designer, Senior Character Artist and Senior Software Engineer for their Star Wars team to work on a third-person action/adventure game, which clearly fits with Fallen Order.

Of course a new vacancy announcement simply gives no assurance of anything about a new project or an approach to a direct sequel definitively but in many cases, it turns out to be exactly that when a confirmation comes later.

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Jedi: Fallen Order has already broken sales records for Electronic Arts in less than a month. Brand Strategy Director for Respawn, Charlie Houser states that their team would love to continue the journey of Jedi Cal Kestis in future.

In spite of having some very minor gameplay issues and needless cosmetic upgrades, fans were simply happy to enjoy a Star Wars experience from EA after long time that doesn't contain any greedy micro-transaction schemes.

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Disney gave license to make games based on Star Wars universe to EA back in 2013 and it would last for another four more years at least. Given their recent success of Fallen Order, that contract can easily be renewed for an extended period.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is currently available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. If a possible sequel from Respawn ever happens, it will probably launch on next-gen consoles like PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Launch Trailer

EA and Respawn reveals brand-new launch trailer for upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order ahead of release.

This holiday season, fans of Star Wars will get to enjoy a brand-new story in upcoming action-adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts on November 15, 2019.

Only few weeks before global launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, an official launch trailer has been released showcasing new cinematic bits featuring adventures of lone Jedi Cal Kestis and some more lightsaber combat.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Launch Trailer

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Fallen Order launch trailer video retells an epic journey of a lone warrior fighting to reestablish Jedi legacy.




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New Jedi: Fallen Order trailer opens up with Padawan Cal Kestis crossing paths with Ninth Sister, an Inquisitor member trained by Darth Vader. She presents an imminent threat to him and attacks using her double-bladed red lightsaber.

Then Cal is shown to battle shock troopers, taking fire from AT-AT walkers, doing traversal using wires and some hyperspace jumping. More in-game footage shows previously revealed scenes with Second Sister presented in a new light.

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Fallen Order takes place following a galaxy-wide Jedi purge initiated by "Order 66" during events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and few remaining survivors who ran from Galactic Empire were being hunted down.

After years of hiding in shadows, Cal was ousted to Empire when he is caught saving his friend using the Force and became a target for Second Sister. He found a new ally in Cere Junda, who becomes a mentor figure to him and guides him through.

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Inquisitor Ninth Sister

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Despite many players are still hesitant to trust EA because of their past attempt to include loot boxes and pay-to-win mechanics in Star Wars Battlefront II back in 2017, Respawn has worked really hard to deliver a great Star Wars game for fans.

Electronic Arts can finally win over fans with release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order next month as it has every potential to become a great single-player experience that players has been asking for years, minus any shoddy micro-transactions.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Story Preview Trailer

Padawan Cal Kestis sets out for a galactic adventure in story preview trailer of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

We are only months away from developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts to release their upcoming action-adventure Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on November 15, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

After a long-awaited reveal in April 2019 and extended gameplay demo at E3 2019 press event, EA has released a new story trailer for Jedi: Fallen Order that focuses on lone Jedi Cal Kestis and his journey of struggle against Galactic Empire.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Story Preview Trailer

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Witness Jedi Cal Kestis taking on a deadly mission to seek the means to defeat the Empire in latest story trailer.




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In opening scene, Jedi hero Cal Kestis is seen to have his butt kicked by an Inquisitor known as Second Sister, apprentice of Darth Vader.Then help came in form of a woman who starts firing her blaster at his enemy so Cal can get up and run.

The woman, named Cere Junda would become a mentor figure to Cal and was a padawan once. His rescuers would become allies since they both are hunted by Imperial enemies and working towards a common goal of taking down the Empire.

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Apparently, he is looking for something ancient, which is very precious to Empire as well. Cal bands together with his newfound friends along with BD-1 buddy droid and travel to places to continue his journey of restoring Jedi Order.

Fallen Order is a single-player experience featuring actor Cameron Monaghan (Gotham, Shameless) in lead role. It took place five years after execution of "Order 66" took place during Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

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Following Star Wars Battlefront II micro-transaction outrage, fans have given up on EA to do justice to any Star Wars game due to their focus on multiplayer components instead of a solid story-focused campaign mode with new characters.

Despite some skepticism, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has managed to draw attention from fans due to developer studio like Respawn being involved, who has a solid reputation for working on games like Apex Legends and Titanfall.