Early Star Wars Battlefront 3 Footage Is Glorious
Star Wars gamers have had a rough ride in recent years. Last year saw the promising Star Wars: 1313 cancelled after the Disney buyout and we also discovered that there was a Darth Maul game on the cards until it got scrapped due to creative differences. And, for a while it looked like a third entry into the Star Wars Battlefront series was going the same way. Thankfully, the new management put the Swedish-based DICE games in charge of developing a new Battlefront title and at EA's E3 show yesterday, we discovered that this was quite a good move.
The DICE team put together an early preview of their efforts so far and while actual gameplay footage was limited, what we did see was quite simply, glorious. Throughout the video, the team reveals the lengths they have gone to to create an authentic Star Wars experience, such as visiting the Lucas Archives and even travelling to key set locations in an attempt to better understand them.
Their methods seem to be working too. The moment you see how they turn their set visits into 3D modellings of Hoth and Endor, you'll be forgiven for letting out a squeak of excitement because it really is impressive. Yes, that's the 3D render of Hoth you see below.
Of course, we know that it takes more than pretty renderings and concepts to make a good game, but when you've been waiting as long as this for a new Battlefront product, this video and everything contained within it are very, very encouraging.
Touted as a reimagining of the Battlefront series, Star Wars Battlefront 3 will let players immerse themselves into iconic Star Wars battles that space some of the most beloved locations from across the saga. The bad news, though, is that we've still got a bit of a wait on our hands until we can actually start playing it. Don't expect any more updates until at least Spring 2015 on this one.
So, check out the video below and let us know what you think. Does it look like it is shaping up to be everything you hoped and dreamed it would be? Of course it does.