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Star Wars: Battlefront's New Trailer Was Made With in-Game Assets: "We Don't Try to Trick Anyone"

During the Star Wars: Battlefront Panel EA DICE revealed that the amazing trailer you saw today was actually in-engine, completely made with in-game assets.

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Thatguy-310856d ago

I would've liked actual gameplay footage! Maybe Sony will unveil it during their E3 Conference.

4Sh0w856d ago (Edited 856d ago )

Yeah, I already knew that....they may not be trying to trick anybody, errr well lets be honest I'm sure he knows that there are millions of less informed folks who don't know the huge difference between a "In-game engine" and actual gameplay, he's not lying or anything but its a marketing trick anyway you slice it.

News4Noobs-856d ago

Yeah, while this might be a good way for developers to attention on certain games, it is also the same thing that will make people angry and trash the game later on... Same people they are trying to get right now to say "wow that was amazing" are the same people they will get later on saying "gameplay looks nothing like the trailer they showed us. No buy!" or even "yea we all we see is pretty graphics but gameplay sucks!"

Developers nowadays are only focused on hyping a game with just pretty graphics, regardless whether it is true or not, gameplay should be the priority.

d_g856d ago (Edited 856d ago )

it’s kind long time to wait to E3 2014

I Have a lot hope for this game on online

spacedelete856d ago

in game assets and in game gameplay are totally different terms so technically they aren't lying there but in game gameplay will be totally different so they are still trying to trick people.

starchild856d ago (Edited 856d ago )

Totally different? No, that isn't correct.

The trailer is obviously going to look better because of the animations, cinematic camera angles and because it's using lot's of anti-aliasing, but aside from those kinds of things the gameplay will look fairly similar.

This isn't rocket science. We've seen this same kind of thing in countless games before. Why are people suddenly acting like in-game cutscene trailers are nothing to get excited about? That didn't stop us from getting excited about Uncharted 4, Infamous Second Son, or many other games.

Will the gameplay look as impressive as the trailer? No, but it will be in the same ballpark.

I occasionally play Battlefield 4 on my PC and it still looks quite amazing. I don't know why some people think these visuals are so impossible. Frostbite is a very advanced engine and they've added things like physically based rendering. Not to mention this game isn't cross gen so it doesn't have last gen versions holding it back. These visuals will be what we get in the real-time cutscenes in the game, while the gameplay will look somewhat worse but generally fairly similar.

vitz3856d ago (Edited 856d ago )

I call partial BS.

Sure the trailer can be made with "in-game" assets but it's not a representation of what would be facing the player when actually "in-game".

The assets used would be tweaked and the image fidelity sharpened to such a level that the in-game image just couldn't match it. They can basically overload the engine used to such a high degree and render the video in a batch instead of real time as a game would.

Not to mention the animation. While yes, it's done with being cinematic in mind it's unlikely how things would move in game. Look at this TF2 fan video, made with in-game assets. https://www.youtube.com/wat...

When a developer says something like this we really should take it with a grain of salt. It literally means absolutely nothing and does little to make me interested in the game. It's a non-argument that is just fluff made to get the convinced masses throbbing and justifying their purchase intentions. Trust me, we'll see this "in-game" argument come up a lot and it's because of idiots on teams saying this crap. People all across the Internet will throw this term around in debates over graphical quality. All of it being moot because how the damn thing plays is far more important.

So technically, yeah, they might be using assets from the game, but the game likely won't ship with the buttery goodness we've seen here. So, partly bullsh**. It's all smoke and mirrors until gameplay footage is released. Until then, it's really just "Ooo... pretty... Is that a game?"

Still, looks good. How the hell did an AT-AT sneak up on them?

Pandamobile856d ago (Edited 856d ago )

People just need to learn how to manage their expectations these days.

Once you learn to see through all the PR jargon and inflammatory headlines, you quickly realize that the PR is just smoke and mirrors for what is actually going on behind the scenes.

That said, there's nothing about the in-engine footage that tells me it can't look that good. Battlefield 4 and Dragon Age: Inquisition already look near as good in terms of lighting and effects, but now everything has this practical effect look to it to keep it in the style of Star Wars. Yeah it's a scripted gameplay sequence, but it's just a reveal trailer for the public at a Star Wars press event.

Eldyraen856d ago (Edited 856d ago )

Darth Vader used the force to disperse the sound waves and ground vibrations.

pompombrum856d ago (Edited 856d ago )

Calling it "in-engine" is deceptive in it's own right tbh.

Pandamobile856d ago

Not really. It means exactly what it means.

4Sh0w856d ago (Edited 856d ago )

I get what you're saying Pandamobile but I think the point is= its NOT actual gameplay, which as we've seen many times before usually looks noticeably less impressive. In their defence this is not something only EA is guilty of, NO unfortunately its typical of how most game publishers build the initial hype.

It's fine advertising that way but it does sort of rub some people the wrong way when there's been a long wait for a reveal, with devs tweeting bold claims and then its not gameplay but the ad says "in-game", it just seems a bit deceptive= PR marketing.

Not a big deal though.

-I don't mind any dev showing the in-game stuff, CGI or live action trailers for general advertising but how refreshing would it be for a dev/pub to hype a game and then make the first reveal of gameplay after a lot of hype be made up of actual gameplay footage?

pompombrum856d ago (Edited 856d ago )

It's easily misconstrued though. To those of us in the know, it's easy to understand that the in-engine footage won't necessarily reflect what the final gameplay experience will be like but the majority of potential buyers out there really won't understand the differences.

Pandamobile856d ago

You've gotta consider the big picture when you look at EA's marketing choices on this reveal.

Historically DICE has always shown off in-game footage in their trailers, and I'm sure they wanted to - but given that this trailer is supposed to be the first ever footage of the game and it's being revealed at a Star Wars press even, it stands to reason that they'd want to go with the cinematic trailer route.

I expect E3's trailer to be more in tune with the Battlefield's of the past.

starchild856d ago

@4ShOw

I'm a little baffled by some people's reactions to this trailer. I'd say that many or most games are announced with an in-game cinematic trainer. It's extremely common, but I've never seen people react this way before.

Anybody that has been gaming for any length of time knows that gameplay always looks a little worse than in-engine cutscenes. We expect it, it's not a surprise. And casual gamers probably won't even notice the difference anyway. So what's the problem?

4Sh0w856d ago (Edited 856d ago )

@starchild

Yeah, you're exactly right.... but the only thing thats a little different imo is that this game has a bit more hype than usual given its background and the bold tweets leading up to the reveal sort of had alot of folks including myself expecting some "holy sh*t gameplay". I mean if they had not said anything besides saying the game will be revealed at their special event then this superb trailer would likely be enough for now but again the build up sort of seemed to suggest there would be MORE than just the NORMAL REVEAL of a cinematic trailer with a "In-engine" tag. Again I hope I don't sound like I'm beating them up for doing the standard marketing= the trailer itself looks freakin sweet and maybe I'm in the minority but the way they were talking I was really ready for them to show off some "OMFG-Gameplay".

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Antifan856d ago

Whenever I hear "in-engine" or "in-game assets", I assume pre-rendered, non-player controlled gameplay, scripted events. They showed exactly that, and there's nothing deceptive about it.
People are angry because they wanted to see player-controlled gameplay, which is understandable, but maybe it isn't ready to be shown at this time

Maxor856d ago

Bullshot trailer. Top to bottom in every way. Now compare this trailer to any of the BF 4 trailer and ask yourself which one made you more excited. The one with actual badass gameplay that got your blood flowing or this hype train trailer.

firelogic856d ago

Then why not just show a gameplay trailer instead?

Pandamobile856d ago

Because this was shown at a Star Wars press event. Gameplay trailer will probably come around E3.