EA has dropped the ball with Star Wars again, with news circulating that the publisher has canceled another of its upcoming games based in that galaxy far, far away. This time it’s EA Vancouver that has had its project prematurely concluded, with the studio reportedly being moved onto a new Star Wars project due to concerns regarding the development time of its canned title. With there being so many issues circling EA and the Star Wars license, we asked the GameRevolution editors what game they would make if given the opportunity to have creative control over the sci-fi franchise. As always, leave your own responses in the comments section below, and we’ll feature our favorites in tomorrow’s Tell GR. Paul Tamburro, executive editor: “I still can’t really believe that we haven’t had a genuinely great PvP Star Wars game yet. It’s literally a film about wars in the stars with laser swords and fatal … [Read more...] about Tell GR: What Star Wars game would you make?
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These are disappointingly barren times for Star Wars games: only two Battlefronts (and a mobile game) have been released since EA acquired the licence back in 2013. Earlier this week, too, it was rumoured that the company's open world project had been killed, following the earlier cancellation of Visceral's Ragtag project. This is all happening during the peak of 21st century interest in Star Wars. I hoped we'd be drowning in new Star Wars games by now, and reader, we are not. There are numerous missed opportunities here—though I'm looking forward to Respawn's Jedi: Fallen Order. Nightdive Studio, which remastered games like System Shock and Turok for PC and is currently working on the System Shock remake, wants to help in our hour of need. The studio's CEO Stephen Kick took to Twitter a couple of days ago to express interest in giving a remaster treatment to 1995's Dark Forces. Hey, it's just wishful thinking, right? Favs don't make it so. The follow-up, though, shows … [Read more...] about Nightdive wants to talk to Disney about remastering Star Wars: Dark Forces
Director Jon Favreau, best known for his work on Marvel Studios’ Iron Man and Disney’s The Jungle Book, will helm the new Star Wars live-action television series coming to Disney’s streaming service. Lucasfilm announced Favreau’s involvement — he’ll write and executive produce the show — in the Star Wars series today. “I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform,” said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy in a statement. “Jon brings the perfect mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the Star Wars universe. This series will allow Jon the chance to work with a diverse group of writers and directors and give Lucasfilm the opportunity to build a robust talent base.” While he has an established relationship with Disney, thanks to his work on Iron Man, The Avengers and The Jungle Book, Favreau also has history with Star Wars. … [Read more...] about Director Jon Favreau to helm new live-action Star Wars series
With the new trilogy of Star Wars films coming to a close after the next installment, there have been many rumors about what is next on the slate for the franchise, aside from the one-off Star Wars Story films. Solo is sure to entertain, but the episodic, long-form stories are the bread and butter of the franchise. The latest announcement from the official Star Wars team confirms that yet another series of connected films are on the way from some iconic creators. Shortly before The Last Jedi hit theaters, it was announced that the Episode 8 director, Rian Johnson, would be creating a new series of connected films in the Star Wars universe. Apparently, he’s not the only creator being offered that exciting contract. Longtime Game of Thrones show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are now also slated to write and produce a new series of Star Wars films. The pair released this joint statement about the upcoming projects… “In the summer of 1977 we traveled to a … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones Creators Writing And Producing New Series of Star Wars Films
The creators behind HBO’s Game of Thrones, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, are working on a new series of Star Wars movies, Lucasfilm announced today. Benioff and Weiss will write and produce the unnamed Star Wars series. The new Star Wars films will be separate from the “episodic Skywalker saga” — Episodes I through IX — and the recently announced trilogy being developed by Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. “David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, in a statement. “Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting.” “In the summer of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since,” Benioff and Weiss said in a joint statement. “We are honored by the opportunity, a little terrified … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones creators to produce new series of Star Wars films