Friday, April 17, 2015

Star Wars Battlefront looks gorgeous in its first "gameplay" trailer.

Hahah they changed the name of the video.

They called it a gameplay trailer when they put it up, earlier today.  It was literally the name of the video.  They've since prudently clarified that it was created in-engine, with in-game assets - so yes, Star Wars Battlefront should look precisely this gorgeous (on PC.)  Which is pret-ty Goddamned gorgeous.

That said,

It's worth noting, at this point, that Battlefront is being made by the crew at D.I.C.E. - the folks who make the (good) Battlefield games, including Battlefield 3, and no those scrubs at Visceral who made Battlefield: Hardline.

  • Multiplayer for up to 40 in one map
  • Go on foot, roam around in Star Wars space fighters and vehicles
  • Takes place during the original trilogy, so yes, you can play as Vader and Boba Fett (and perhaps others)
  • Owners will get free piece of DLC that lets them play through the Battle of Jakku, an event that created the desert landscape seen in the first trailer for The Force Awakens. The DLC drops on Dec 8th, two weeks before the movie comes out.

Important bits: 
"Star Wars Battlefront is primarily an online multiplayer game, but there are solo and co-op modes (both online and local split-screen) as well. “Missions” are designed to be highly replayable, and appealing to both casual and core players with different selectable difficulty levels. Co-op includes a new partner system that lets more experienced players help rookies get up to speed by sharing their unlocks and power-ups.

DICE also confirmed that players can switch between a first-person or third-person viewpoint at will. This decision in particular, combined with so many of the different ways players can approach the battlefield, illustrates that player choice is high on DICE’s list of priorities. They’re working hard to create the most detailed and accurately represented Star Wars universe we’ve seen yet — what happens there is up to you.

Star Wars Battlefront launches November 17th on PlayStation 4."

Now y'all know me.  I ain't much of a multiplayer shooter guy.  But I too am bound to the will of the force. Between this and yesterday's trailer for Episode VII, this happened to many, many folks - and I am among them:

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