Industry Blend: XCOM Reboot Or Star Wars: Battlefront 3?

After hearing the news about XCOM: Enemy Unknown being the big Game Informer reveal, were you excited about the game getting another turn-based strategy reboot or would you have preferred if the news was an announcement for Star Wars: Battlefront 3?

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iamnsuperman2261d ago

Battlefront 3 all the way. That and Timesplitters 4 are the two games I would love to exist and play

Snookies122261d ago (Edited 2261d ago )

Woot! Timesplitters 4!!! Man that game needs to be made, like right now... :\

guitarded772261d ago (Edited 2261d ago )

Too bad Free Radical Design got sold out after Haze :( We should be playing both of those games already. The leaked footage of their SWBF3 was so epic... I still watch it sometimes and wonder what might have been. Hopefully the new blood at LucasArts put it back into development a year or so ago, and we'll see it soon. As for Timesplitters, I heard a very loose rumor that Crytek UK (formerly Free Radical) are still working on it... time will tell (no pun intended).

Laxman2260d ago

It is being made! Crytek UK have already confirmed they are in fact in the early stages of making it for the next generation of gaming consoles.

LastDance2261d ago

im quite perplexed as to why Battlefront 3 doesn't exist right now

metsgaming2261d ago

I fear that bf3 would be ruined bc of them trying to cater to the cod crowd. If they do make it please be set up like the previous games. Just add a few modes but please keep the game set up intact. Plus dont dare remove local coop splitscreen

Laxman2260d ago

Yes, I would utterly HATE to see custom classes and an abundance of customisation. It needs to stay relatively similar to the other games, with a few game modes. Would be epic!

DeadlyFire2260d ago

Well they both exist as rumors.

BF 3 could be in the works at Rebellion, Spark Unlimited, Crytek UK, or some other developer. I just hope level of immersion can compare to say Battlefield 3 or greater. If not I won't be mad, but just would like to see.

Crytek UK have teased idea of TS 4 on purpose as a PR stunt I believe to pitch the game to a publisher. Hopefully someone not to evil accepted. I wouldn't doubt it being in the works somewhere.

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Hufandpuf2261d ago

No contest, Battlefront 3.

Starbucks_Fan2261d ago

Who the hell would want XCOM over Battlefront 3?!?!

dedicatedtogamers2261d ago

Me, and everyone else who played PC games in the early '90s.

Battlefront is a PS2 game. It hasn't even been a full generation since the last Battlefront game came out. Battlefront is a great series, no doubt, but that's nothing compared to how long X-COM fans have had to wait for a proper entry in the series.

MysticStrummer2261d ago

I played PC games in the early 90s. Star Wars Battlefront 3 all day. From what I've read, you won't be getting a proper entry in the X-COM series with this reboot.

dedicatedtogamers2261d ago

The Firaxis reboot looks legitimate. It's the 2K Marin reboot that no one cares about.

STK0262261d ago

If I'm not mistaken, they said it would please old school gamers, I don't think Battlefront qualifies as an old school franchise. I'm not saying a SW BF3 game wouldn't be exciting, but there's nothing old school about it. I just don't see how people thought it would be Battlefront 3.

h311rais3r2261d ago

And how is bf3 not old school? What defines old school? 1 joystick and a single pixel going back and forth?

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF2261d ago

Yes. That, and NES remakes. Even SNES and Genesis. That would be old school.

Sorry to those of you born in the mid to late 80's and 90's.

Naruto_Uzumaki2261d ago (Edited 2261d ago )

h311rais3r Does go a point what is old school? i mean eventually the ps3/xbox360/wii one day will pass in the box of time... does old school necessary have to be something from the old old old generation?

Krew_922260d ago

I agree. Old school is different for everyone. If you were born with the NES, then NES is old school for you. However if you were born with the PS2, then now the PS2 will be old school for you.

Just like people who were born with the NES, that wasn't the first games console, and I don't see them considering or even talking about playing older consoles.

At least that's my take on it.

Chnswdchldrn2261d ago

Fuck battlefront, that game does not deserve as much respect as Xcom

Id trade 30 shitty games from lucasarts for another good Xcom

mynameisEvil2261d ago

You obviously never played Battlefront 1 and 2, then.

GTFO, Senor Uneducated in Gameplay.

vortis2261d ago (Edited 2261d ago )

I can't disagree with him, though, because X-Com nearly had infinite replyability.

If I had to choose, I would go with a proper X-Com update with a larger variety of weapons, armor, research and consequences. But X-Com has always been one of my favorite games, something many new-school gamers don't really appreciate about the golden era.

mynameisEvil2261d ago

I'm not going to disagree that X-COM was a good game with tons of replayability.

What pissed me off is his "Fuck battlefront" and calling it a "shitty game from lucasarts".

His attitude toward a very good game and its marvelous sequel is pretty disrespectful to Pandemic and LucasArts as the two games were huge marks of awesome for both companies.

RIP Pandemic.

aliengmr2260d ago

Battlefront 1 and 2 were good but far from great. And don't get me started on LucasArts. Want to know why there is no Battlefront 3? Its because LA was too busy putting out shitty games to bother with anything worth a damn.

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