Extra particulars have began trickling out in regards to the canned Star Wars recreation from Visceral and, the extra we hear about it, the extra irritating it’s that we’ll by no means get to play the sport that Amy Hennig and Co. had been creating.
A few weeks in the past, EA introduced that they might be “pivoting” the event of the Star Wars recreation being developed by Visceral Video games. That additionally meant that they might be shuttering the studio itself, relocating as many personnel as potential. It was dangerous information for the women and men who had devoted years of their life to creating the sport, it was dangerous information for an ideal studio and it was dangerous information for folk who had been actually trying ahead to enjoying the sport that had been the supply of a lot rumor and hypothesis.
Based on a current report from Kotaku, it seems the Visceral Star Wars recreation was shaping as much as be lots just like the supposed plot that was circulating around the internet final 12 months. And based mostly on what we have heard up to now and the truth that Hennig was on the helm the reply is sure, it did sound a heck of a lot like an Uncharted recreation set within the Star Wars universe. I do not find out about you, however that feels like a dream mixture to me.
The lead protagonist was known as Dodger, one other truth these early rumors bought proper. The story refers to Dodger as a “cracked mirror model” of Han Solo, which we determine means he was a scoundrel with much more private demons to take care of. We determine that additionally means he was going to be the kind of man who slings wisecracks round frequently, one thing Hennig is particularly good at writing in any case of her years with Nathan Drake.
Further characters included a gunslinger named Robie, who was Dodger’s most trusted ally. A mob boss’ daughter, Oona, was additionally going to be within the combine, in addition to a bunch mentor by the identify of Buck.
Diving into the underbelly of a galaxy far, distant, the plot was going to deal with the influence of Alderaan’s destruction and inform the story of felony households, scoundrels and action-packed heists.
The sport was going to be set between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Again. There’s quite a lot of room for political intrigue and excessive tensions between the Empire and their Insurgent enemies in that time period, which might make an ideal setting for a recreation.
The sport’s code identify was “Ragtag,” which needed to do with the gathering of characters that will kind your adventuring get together. Among the greatest Star Wars tales occur on the fringes of the principle storyline’s main occasions, and it feels like Ragtag was undoubtedly headed in that course.
In different phrases, it feels like Visceral’s Star Wars recreation was going to, naked minimal, have a killer premise driving it. As a substitute, it appears to be like like we’ll be getting a extra “open” expertise with no matter “games-as-service” nonsense EA can bolt on for good measure.