Today Star Wars: Battlefront was finally unveiled, causing the usual storm of discussion among fans, but what about those that actually make the games you play? Are they impressed or underwhelmed? Here are their reactions.
The developers seem pretty happy with it
Indeed they do.
ND and BioW are the top two developers in gaming industry currently
I'd say ND and From, but I get what you're saying.
This game is going to look fantastic, mark my words. This game is using an enhanced version of the Frostbite engine with physically based rendering and photogrametry, and is not being held back by last gen consoles. The visuals in the trailer are definitely not pre-rendered CGI. As amazing as the graphics are, they are certainly achievable on current hardware. Not the cinematic camera angles and animations, of course, but certainly the general quality of the assets.. lighting, effects, etc. can be present during gameplay.
I hope so. pc players with super powered PCs are going to get the closest to what we saw in that in-engine footage. I would be astonished if battlefront on Xbox one or ps4 looked close to that good. It looks very photo-realistic in that trailer, and that photo realism just isn't something that video gaming graphics in general has achieved yet. Getting close though.
It's being held back by current gen consoles though lol 99.8% of console games are 30fps just have next gen graphics no? I know all lies! Console like optimization + HBM + open platform is the future. Wonder if ps4 will run frostbite at 1080p on tge 3rd attempt. Good luck.
A child could tell this game is going to look the part of a AAA game. The real concerns rest in the stagnant creativity of the developer and the sheer greed of the publisher. The identity of the franchise has been stripped clean to make way for the washed out, over done formula of the modern FPS. The game will be Battlefield 4 painted Star Wars--it will be bare-bones featureless, potentially riddled with bugs, and contain an extensive DLC system which pollutes and segregates the player base. This is EA doing what it does best: Cashing in on a movie franchise with a licensed tie-in product without passion or remorse. As a graphical engineer I might give fair praise for visuals. As a game designer and person of creative integrity--I pity it. I pity it and every person of talent forced to participate in its creation.
@Swiftfox dice are great developers some of the best when it comes to fps online, keep trolling and say bf4 didn't work online like people say when truth is that game has worked since day one yea there was some issues but the game has always been playable, i guarantee you bf4 has more active concurrent members then anything you like hence the reason battlefront will be amazing period....
@krypt1983 Ummmmmm, BF4 still doesn't work properly to this date.
Why not the camera angles and animations? Can anyone explain this?
It's beautiful, no doubt, but its gonna be buggy as hell. Full of flies and roaches......its dice we're talkin about here folks!
I don't know what you guys are whining about. The game has always run well for me. Hey, Utalkintome, It actually does work just fine, and Swiftfox sounds like an Ubernerd witha complex. Relax it's just a game.
Don't worry. Based on their track record, Battlefront will be bug-free by 2019.
I really wish Naughtydog would make a star wars game.
I really wish Naughty Dog would make a mature space-themed game à la Moon or Interstellar, with audio that could challenge Gravity. Make it happen!
Savage Starlight! Cross your fingers!
Seeing that comic in the last of us have me hope that naught dog would be up for a challenge if making an epic sci fi opra of a game
I'm not really sure that will happen, I don't see Sony winning the bid for the Star Wars license in the next few years and I don't see Disney handing it to a developer for a single platform, but who knows. They may the next time around have some clauses that let them open some deals to other publishers. For right now for some unknown years, EA is running that license.
naughty dog are great developers but they are not gods like you guys praise them, look at tlou orignal reveal video then compare it to the finished product, tlou was a amazing game but had glaring ai problems, uncharted 2 was amazing 3 was trash and 1 was good and the multiplayer was shit on all uncharted but actually decent on tlou until they added dlc weapons, you guys want to bitch about dlc go bitch about tlou cause there dlc is pathetic you have to pay for new executions and taunts lol...
well, we're KINDA getting one :D Amy Hennig is doing it. It's not Naughty Dog, but it's a fair bit of ucnharted going into that game.
She's doing the Star Wars game at Visceral (the one we all wished was 1313 until it was revealed it would take place during the new Star Wars era)
Her work on Uncharted 3 was pretty bad. It's no coincidence that TLOU was a return to form for Naughty Dog, and was made without her.
Omg the other pubs would pay them to never do it again because it would be too kickass to ever compete with. Dude, that would quite possibly kick every other SW game to the curb.
And have Uncharted 4 delay even further due to shifting resources to another game? No thanks. They need to concentrate all their effort in making sure uncharted 4 is perfect.
It wont happen EA owns the rights to Star Wars games.
R u serious? No other naughty dog game is coming before Uncharted 4.
Well they could always make a game inspired by Star Wars Uncharted was inspired by Indiana Jones The Last of Us by the Road, 28 Days, I Am Legend etc So why not a game inspired by Star Wars I'm waiting for them to do one based on James Bond though.
"Could" who is to say they are not currently doing that now? Its been confirmed that several EA studios are making Star Wars games.
see sony own film rights to bond and give out the game rights, dunno why they don't give them to naughty dog, i mean playing uncharted you can just feel they'd make an excellent bond game....
Haha what do they know! Game looks like ass too. It will be the biggest suck of the decade!
What are you referring to?
"It will be the biggest suck of the decade!"
They are excited about a skin of battlefield? I expected a lot more from dice, but oh well.
We weren't really shown much of the actually game, damn you negatives guys cry and complain before we even actually see anything.
There have been plenty of people who have seen gameplay say it looks like battlefield. So...
I know, what a bunch of geeks. STFU and wait for the actual release and then troll till your hearts content.
read game informers preview it doesn't sound that much like battlefield, has some similarities but has 3rd person as defaut view to start off with
Someone didn't watch the trailer Oh wait. Your name says it all.
How can you say that the trailer showed a Battlefield skin? You must be trolling.
well it's pretty much what Battlefront is... Just add in Third person on players and a Star wars theme... There's a reason it got given to DICE because they make the game that is closest to it.
The important tidbit was that people are experiencing the gameplay already at anaheim
i wonder how much dx12 will play appart in SWbatttlefront , with all those lasers whizzing around it seems like dx12 and its ability to have more lighting sources might be a big part in this game running well .
Star Wars is an extremely bland franchise.
I have no words...
Wow, you are incredible
I find your lack of faith... disturbing.
Your life is extremely bland
You must be in elementary school to think that.
LOL adam as a pilot. https://www.youtube.com/wat...
This game is going to be amazing
Without reading the reactions, I'm going to bet that none of them said anything negative. Big devs tend not to get on the bad side of other devs.
All companies that love to stick gamers with unfinished product and DLC heavy titles. It's whatever. Looks good, but that's it. I'm sure I have an unpopular opinion, but that's all it is. Well, it's not an opinion if it's true! Am I right?
Really liked the trailer and have already preordered it since I'm such a Star Wars fan but I really wish they showed some actual "in game" gameplay instead of just footage of it.
No space battles, no prequel battles or characters. Why does a current gen game with all the space and power of these systems have less features than a game from 2 gens ago? Or are these getting added later through overpriced DLC?
http://giant.gfycat.com/Dem... Looks like gameplay footage.
That looks stunning. The game should have a campaign dammit.
Think that's just a small section of the trailer with a photoshopped minimap and ammo counter (notice the ammo doesn't go down as the rebel fires his rifle). Would love to be wrong though ;D
So, someone put a poorly made HUD on a part of the teaser? It'll look good, not that good though. Still not gonna buy it
No campaign = no buy for me, rent only. Now get on with 1313 and we'll talk again, ok?
Greenberg advertising Xbox One and pc just rubs me the wrong way. Instead of talking up the game, he's in full PR mode plugging his platform at every opportunity.
Wouldn't ya know. A PR guy PRing! Who would've thought. Hater...
Interesting how you say that yet are quiet about Adam Boyes taking about footage on the PS4. Regardless, the game looks absolutely fantastic and I have very high hopes for it.
Was the footage being shown on ps4? Belive me, if Boyes' comment sounded like Greenberg, I would have called him out as well.. And your enthusiasm for the game mirrors that of Boyes and everyone else in the article other than Greenberg who just sounds like a suit instead of a gamer.
there is NO campaign! I'm out and that really sucks, cause i love Starwars...... oh well, Halo 5 I guess.
How can they comment when we've not seen gameplay yet?
they've seen it, we haven't. but as far as im concerned with no campaign or space battles this regardless of how beautiful is only a rent for me.
Oh no there's no campaign that you can spend 5 hours on. What a shame... Who was going to buy Battlefront for the Campaign anyway. I do agree that no space battles is pretty bad but you just see it being a dlc or something which kind of sucks.
Must I first comment that ND complementing SWB has a LOT to do with the lighting for recognition of my comments as OT? I recently had to unwillingly bend to fLAMER WILLie as if I was off-topic explaining that Uncharted 4 looks last gen with the lighting it uses, in the comments about an article on Uncharted 4's art\artists... as if LIGHTING isn't one of the most important pARTS. The SWB trailer, that ND is complementing, shows EXACTLY what I was describing about how important lighting is. My supposedly off-topic comment is on-topic here, unless I am supposed to wait until someone writes an article about the bad lighting in UC4, and that may never happen if people don't quit ignoring it as they claim it looks like the second coming of graphics while OBVIOUSLY games, lit the way SWB is, are what's really the LIGHT side of the force that isn't fLAMER. http://n4g.com/news/1707709... I basically said I think Sony fans are their own worst enemy when being prideful (for examples, such as essentially forcing developers to use 1080P that often results in more frame dips and defending most of Sony's money going into always online 100% DRM gaming where customers don't own games, etc.). Call it concern trolling, if you must cast that evil spell, though I think Sony fans should quit being too busy "patting Sony\Naughty Dog on the back" rather than telling them that their game looks last gen with higher resolution and details such as chest hair physics rather than better lighting. Just look at the Uncharted 4 trailers to see that they look as if they're trying to simulate the most depressing, gloomy, and overcast weather that exists, as if to hide that their lighting is dim and dull. Does ANYONE have an explanation why seemingly ALL the Sony upcoming exclusives I see screenshots of don't use next-gen lighting? If you disagree with that, how about posting links to screenshots that show next-gen lighting rather than BLINDLY disagree. If you can find some brilliant shots, then please start harping on those instead for proof you're not BLIND fan***s, as the saying goes. Sony generally hypes games and tech many months or even years out... yet I see nothing on next-gen lighting? Maybe better lighting isn't an option when "pushing bigger Ps fLAMER style". I think better lighting means better INTELLIGENCE InFormation that isn't dull and dim... does Sony lack the Intelligence for being bright? <- I realize that may seem insulting to Sony fans, though realize "ignor(e)ance is what causes that you're not bright" (see the point about upcoming Sony exclusives yet?), and all you have to do is post links to screenshots showing that isn't true. 1000s of comments about bigger Ps though I mention that Sony could use those bigger Ps less fLAMER (to stop causing dark and icky\gloomy, etc.) and then Sony fans act as if I am an evil fLAMER... quit spinning, such as AA batteries are terrible to change the subject from how terrible the DS4 battery life is, etc. To Sony fans, please accept that my being for thinking STRAIGHT is not for "butthurt" (the way bad comments back to me often are, "Check!" "off"). In the defense of those who thought I was off-topic in my previous post, I admit that I didn't expect an article as fitting as this one where that ND is complementing SWB that has next-gen lighting... if I had known that, I may have tried waiting to comment.
Dude your a hater, nd is bad ass . Have you tried ds4 or you just repeating what you hear. And you obviously never played any nd games if you think there is a problem with lighting. Go play Michael Jackson experience you flamer