Earlier in the week, news broke that yet another Star Wars game has bit the dust and the reaction to EA's cancellation immediately stirred up community ire among gamers
That sounds really good. EA with their resources could be so much better than they are... I still can't believe Star Wars 1313 with Lucas Arts was canceled, that game got me so hyped for this generation
Wasn't 1313 cancelled due to the rights being sold to Disney
Still a head scratching move considering Disney almost immediately turned over rights to make SW games to EA.
Idk what the situation was but someone should finish it 1313 looked great
@Profchaos: I thought 1313 was still in development after the Disney buy out but then they just decided to close down Lucas Arts and everything they were working on was canned?? I really can't understand why Disney did that, or what they've done with the franchise as a whole. I guess they just really wanted that 4 billion $ back and EA just happened to be knocking on the door with their cheque book. All they had to do was keep the fans happy and the cash would keep rolling in, but they're doing the complete opposite, even with the movies.
I heard it was cancelled because it was a single player only title.
Gary Whitta is a very interesting and intelligent guy, but the fact he chooses to work for the pieces of trash at Kinda Funny Games disgusts me.
I’m not familiar with Kinda Funny Games. What is your problem with them if you don’t mind me asking?
What did they do to you to warrant that type of vitriol towards them?
A little made there, are we?
*Should* be better than they are. Instead they've been pulling this s**t, establishing or acquiring game franchises only to cripple and ruin them through scheduling demands and budget restrictions for stockholder benefits, since Ultima.
Preaching to the choir man but yeah EA's gonna EA that's for sure! The worst part is they has enough capital that they could do their Battlefronts and do narrative driven SP Star Wars games but again this is EA we're talking about.
Not much of a Star Wars fan, but I would have checked it out.
I know!!!! Scalebound and this were really a let down for me when I heard they were canceled. I really wanted this game but Star Wars seems to have issues with cancellation like that M rated Star Wars game that was going to come out by LucasArts... man that was a bit of blow, too.
Is he sure that he's not thinking of the Amy Hennig canceled Star Wars game? That would make more sense to be "Star Wars Uncharted" given her pedigree.
Thats exactly what I was thinking. Why have you got so many dislikes? People cant accept facts.
It's because they are the same game.
Same game. It wasn’t cancelled before, it was moved to a new studio and taken in a new direction. Now it’s cancelled.
Yeah. This one seemed like an action MMO, or a squad based co-op game by the descriptions. EA are still dumb AF for cancelling the Hennig game though. She needs to go back to Sony and ask if she can write a new IP.
EA having a monopoly on Star Wars is a disgrace.
Between EA and Disney, the frachise isn’t in the best hands right now.
Honestly, EA Star Wars Battlefront 1 & 2 are some of the most beautiful-looking games I have ever seen. The visuals, the sounds, everything about those aspects are really amazing. But the games themselves have never felt so hollow and soulless to me. The two games' betas were fun for like an hour or two, but never held onto me like the original Pandemic games. I even went back to see if it was nostalgia, but I ended up grabbing some friends and played them for a couple days - would play more if I didn't have to catch up on Kingdom Hearts for this month lol, and other games of course. Still surprised that a 2005 game has like 500+ players on Steam still!
The most hilarious thing, is that EA does not give 2 sh*ts about the fans who TRULY want a quality Star Wars Game. They got so many uninformed, casuals buying into their garbage microtransaction systems in stuff like Fifa, Madden, even Battlefront 2, they really could care less. At this point I wouldn't even be surprised if they cancelled Respawn's Star Wars game last minute. *Knock on wood* EA & Activision need to die.
the fans? we talking about fans? F, EA doesn't care about anyone other than shareholders. Gamers be dammed, we just want your $60-100 and all your disposable income for our MTs, DLCs, Season Passes and in game currency. Aside from that brief stint when EA founded Visceral and started to try making great games again... We aside from that, what they'd call a brief lapse of judgement, and perhaps back for a while in the PS era with Medal of Honor, etc, EA has always been pure and utter shite!! As a major player, a major publisher, employer, they simply need to do better for gamers. Some will undoubtably underperform or flop but you have to try, take some chances. Dantes Inferno, imho, wasn't half bad but wasn't half good either. However Dead Space is probably the single best EA game produced imho.
There should be a movement to boycott EA products. The star wars license could have went to a less wasteful publisher. They've short changed fans by wasting time and resources.
Disney all about $$$, EA is all about $$$, it's a win-win in their eyes. Even though it's a massive L our eyes lol
Disney will obviously sell to the highest bidder. It is though in Disney's interest to see the star wars brand represented well.
@cfc83 Disney doesn't care, they are doing the exact same thing with the Star Wars movies. They are both just dumping out shovelware with a hype train to support it in an effort to make maximum cash for the least amount of effort.
I was hoping they'd pull the license after they screwed up sw:bf2 launch.
Elwenil Yep they're gonna milk it for every cent they can before fans lose complete and utter interest. Quality isn't a priority for them.
Let Ubisoft make your games Disney! ! :)
Microsoft. Nintendo. Valve exclusives. Epic exclusives.
Sony does seem to have the genre locked down. I dont see any other pub who makes the kind of games a star wars game should be.
There are already directors for star wars movies, we don't need Sony to put their cinematic shit on that ip, we need games, not interactive shit.
damn....just the word "sony" and logotero is there. Hilarious.
@Razzer You're a fanboy, you did escape from that last argument, but you were so wrong. You can spam with the fuckin axe in gow, the fact that it won't make you win easily doesn't mean you can't do it, you can, and if you have the skill to actually avoid enemies while throwing it, which i doubt you have, you can therefore spam the axe to death, at least in the easier difficulties. therefore the gameplay is dumbily made. You can't fucking see what is behind you, from the stupidiest camera angle that you've got in gow, so called a hack and slash game, that is not a hack and slash game, that is an action perspective wannabe of hack and slash, and they just called it hack n slash to not piss off the gow fans even more, and you know why they choose that fuckin camera angle? Bingo, fanboy, fucking graphics exposure. With a wider fov the ps4 could probably drop its fps. And yes, you casual gamers dont' care about a well executed hack n slash, you care about the "cinematic feel", the "story" and all that crap... UhHh YOu Can'T LoOkj BehiNd? UhMM HavE U eVeR HeAr tHE WoRD tURn aRoUNd?, you retard, go try code some game so you can be aware of what is gameplay design and why it should be above stupid graphics and hollywood wannabe shit. And the boy killing the monster was again, another specific possibility that just shows a little reality i'm not even make gow guilty of, because every game has it: bugs. And it was in the grendel twins. But you know what? Why put a little boy in the same fashion as TLOU in the first place if it's gonna be detrimental to the gameplay too as it was in TLOU when fuckin ellie could be seen by everyone because she was so dumb programmed, but no, the AI can't look at her, you call that inmersion, you call that gameplay wise? It's not, it's dumb. You're a Sony fanboy, i used to be a Sony user that took enough when TLOU came out, everyone talk about that game like it was the best experiencie of their lives. I played it on my ps3, it was good, but damn the gameplay was nothing new, i've just literally was anxious to get passed certain levels because they were so repetitive gameplay wise, so uninspired, and that's why they say these games have little replayability. Then the PS4 got revealed, they started charging for online, nobody complained, they started talking about TLOU like the best game ever made, they started to make games very similar even to this day, and yet you are still talking shit about the ones who don't want to say gow, uncharted, tlou are the best games ever made, because they are not, and there are reasons, because they don't put gameplay in the first place, they just don't. You're the next Nintendo, Sony fanboys. Oh and btw, i owned a PS4, but reselled because it was the worst console i've ever had. Never got an xbox and probably never will.
Ubisoft has some decent quality games but I think they sometimes milk titles to much also I'd prefer it to go to someone like take 2 so we don't get overwhelming DLC packs and five separate editions on launch
someone doesn't know about 2k sports and their endless amount of microtransactions.
@InTheZoneAC someone (you) thinks that knows everything. Poor kid.
No one company should have exclusive rights.
Uncharted? No, thanks. I would rather have a Star Wars "Star Wars" game.
someone choose to miss out on great games
@InTheZoneAC Oh, no need for confessions, kid. I'm not your analyst. Try to find religious or professional help for that.
You sure you're not the one that needs help? Sounds like you may be a little insecure.
don't take it personally, kid
Go look at the Star wars 1313 demo. Its still star wars.
You realize Star Wars was essentially a western just in space and they are narrative/character driven movies. Uncharted is a narrative/character driven game with an insane level of quality. I'd say a Star Wars game in that vein would be pretty great!
We star wars fans want games, not interactive movies. We have cinema culture, so we don't care when shitty brands like Sony wanna approach camera angles we have seen for decades.
"We Star Wars fans want games, not interactive movies!" Lol kid you speak for all Star Wars fans? I hope not! I imagine after the games EA has done most fans would embrace a solid narrative driven Star Wars game! How much noise did 1313 make? How about Hennig's cancelled game? No I think it would be lapped up. The thing is games like The Last of Us and God of War get attention from those who don't game because they take characters and themes and present them in a way novels and even film can't because you are in the experience and they resonate. You go on a journey with the characters and in some cases people's real lives have been impacted because of these games! That's what great art does. I guess you haven't played Uncharted, TLOU or GOW because they are games! They just happen to have nuance, depth and make you feel something. You think about them long after the credits role. My wife isn't a gamer but when she hears TLOU's theme she tears up! From the way you state that you are so dead set against a narrative driven Star Wars game then again I'm not sure why you are a fan of Star Wars in the first place because it didn't resonate just because there were explosions and light saber fights! It had a well told timeless narrative both driven by character and plot!
"We star wars fans want games" Who is this "we"?
@Hardiman Go watch some real movies, maybe then you will realize what Sony is doing "telling stories" is nothing better than what Hollywood did in the 50's. Can't argue with a enthusiast of casual gamers who will say nothing against the skill gap dissapearing dilemma from nowadays.
Typical EA couldn't milk the single player modes enough so they tried to call it a dead stlye of gameplay and pump out quick and easy multiplayer shooters with micro transactions to coincide with their cut and paste sports titles.
Preach my dude
I try to remain balanced in my view, I recognise EA are a company and so want to maximise profit from their projects and I have also enjoyed some of their games in the recent past. However, it is becoming very difficult for me to ignore their behaviour and I am starting to think about boycotting their games, I realise it wont make a difference of course, but increasingly, I feel I don't want to support them. I would imagine Disney cannot be happy with EA's mishandling of the license but then, Disney as are money grabbing as EA, so maybe not. Thank goodness for Sony and Nintendo and the host of great indie devs out there.
I agree that EA is pretty annoying and they've gotten worse this generation. But I wouldn't put publishers like Ubisoft in that same category. As someone that enjoys both single player and multiplayer games I think Ubisoft have done a good job balancing both. They've created some really great single player games over the years (including games/series like Splinter Cell, Child of Light, Rayman, Assassin's Creed and Far Cry). I have had a lot of fun with those games and honestly games like AC Origins and AC Odyssey are among the better games I've played this generation. Also, when they do multiplayer games they are often pretty original and fun. I loved From Honor, for example. The fact that they continue to create new IPs fairly regularly should also be commended.
Wait until you get to over 10 years of boycotting their games. They're monopolizing and destructive. It feels GOOD not buying their yearly trash! You won't miss them at all.
EA sucks but dummies keep buying their games so they’ll never change.
Typical EA don't get your own way so cancel everything. Give up the licence.
Didnt learn anything from Spidermans sales performance, huh? No microtransactions mean no potential in EAs greedy eyes
Was this another single player game cancelled by EA?
Because stupid EA does. It. Eli eve in s8ngle 0layer games.
Rogue One STORY writer. Let's get it completely correct. He's right, though. I feel the same about Days Gone; Linear. Spend less. It will perform better.
EA employee: And that is our new Star Wars game. EA Boss: When and where do the MT/Loot boxes come in? EA employee: Uh... we didn't think about it because it doesn't need it? Week later - game canceled...
EA's behavior has been consistent over the years, they are apathetic, lazy and unapologetically greedy and nasty with their practices, I have boycotted most EA games since 2008 when they released that trash of a Madden football game, I ceases supporting that yearly full time jack move on their part. The ONLY games that I actually purchased from EA were Mass Effect (fucking screwed that up royally) and Dragon Age (EA WILL soon fuck that up as well) I gotta say at this point, as terrible a gaming company as EA is, it doesn't say much about them for the folks who buy their games...however what it says about YOU the consumer speaks volumes...I would rather not get into name calling but YOU are part of the problem in that you approve (at the tacit level) of their practices and so that enables them to do the crap they do. NO THANKS EA, I will spend my money elsewhere.
yup! "single player games don't sell. Shut it down." "What? god of war sold how many? spider-man beat records?" yeah dumb ass What Disney needs to do is hand the reins to single player star wars games to sony. guaranteed success.
As a star wars fan i would say we want games, not interactive movies. We have cinema culture, so we don't care when shitty brands like Sony wanna approach camera angles in a videogame as the most innovative crap they can come around with, we have seen those for decades, we want new gameplay experiences, not lackluster gameplay with good story like almost every sony exclusive.
awwww! a comment from a sad xbot :(
Sorry, but I've never owned an xbox console, I've owned every sony playstation and got very dissapointed this generation, so i sold my ps4 back in octobre. I just want gaming to evolve not to the stagnate in that movie-like crap. God of war was the straw that broke the camel for me.
Come on Mickey Mouse even you're smart enough to give the Star Wars license to someone else that won't screw up your franchise.