Despite the resulting hype, it may be useful to keep certain expectations under control. Rumor has it that it’ll be smaller compared to the big games in the industry, so maybe you don’t expect something scale from Star Wars: Battlefront 2. Yet these are just rumors, and there is certainly a large enough fan base to warrant another great Star Wars game.
As if that weren’t enough, there is also a huge fan base for the X-Wing / Tie Fighter fighting games in particular. One only has to remember Star Wars: Rogue Squadron for the Nintendo 64 of 1998 to realize how popular this specific genre is with this particular IP. Rogue Squadron was a resounding success, which prompted the game producer to notice that the game sold 100 times better than anyone expected. EA’s Star Wars: Squadrons Is Leaked, Then Confirmed, And The First Trailer Will Debut Monday Morning
He then spawned two direct sequels for the Nintendo Gamecube – Star Wars Rogue Squadron 2: Rogue Leader and Star Wars Rogue Squadron 3: Rebel Strike. There was also a spiritual successor to the Nintendo 64, Star Wars Episode 1: Battle For Naboo. However, like the film on which it is based, it is better to forget it.
Next week, Electronic Arts is hosting EA Play Live, so chances are we will learn more about the title.
I hope the rumors that this is a smaller project are not true. There are a total of nine serial films to release as of now, not counting the spinoffs. If the game follows the path of older titles and recreates iconic moments from the series, that represents a lot of epic space battles to take care of. If the game is smaller, however, we will only see a fraction of what we want to see.