With so many new games taking place in a galaxy far, far away, there’s never been a better time to be a Star Wars fan. What better way to celebrate May the Fourth than by talking about some of our most anticipated upcoming Star Wars games?
We’ll be going over five of the upcoming projects we are most excited about. Whether you love shooters, RPGs, or action-adventure games, you’ll surely find something to be excited about here.
Upcoming Star Wars Games: Ranked From Exciting, to Very Exciting
Now, without any further delays, let’s take a look at the top five upcoming Star Wars games!
Amy Hennig’s New Project
Let’s start off our list with a game that was just very recently announced. I am, of course, talking about the upcoming Star Wars game currently being developed by Skydance New Media. More specifically, it’s being worked on by Amy Hennig — you may recognize her from the Uncharted series (as shown above).
What Can We Expect?
This question may be difficult to answer, as we don’t really know. There is very little information on what the game is or what it could look like when it’s finally released. However, there are a few things we can consider in order to take an educated guess.
Amy Hennig is known for being a writer and creative director for some of the Uncharted games, so it’s possible we could see an action-adventure game with linear level design. It’s also likely to be a very narrative-focused game as well. As for when it will take place in galactic history, it’s hard to say.
This is the second Star Wars game Hennig has ever worked on. You may be familiar with the unreleased Project Ragtag, an action-adventure game that was canceled back in 2017. The game was apparently going to take place during Episode IV: A New Hope. It was a crime game where you would pull off a big heist. Perhaps we could see remnants of this game in Hennig’s newest project? Only time will tell.
Star Wars: Eclipse
For number four on our ranking, let’s talk about the enigmatic Star Wars: Eclipse. This is an upcoming game being made by Quantic Dream, a development team behind games such as Detroit: Become Human and Beyond Two Souls — both excellent narrative-driven games.
What Can We Expect?
So far, we haven’t seen any gameplay for Star Wars: Eclipse — only an animated trailer that’s more of a proof of concept of what the game is going to be. We do know that it will be a story-driven action-adventure game with branching paths and is set in the High Republic era of the Star Wars galaxy.
I wouldn’t get your hopes up for a release anytime soon, however. I’m very skeptical if we’ll even see this game be released at all due to troubling reports that the studio is having difficulties gaining new hires. This is all due to information from Tom Henderson, and you can read the full article here.
The trailer we saw was intended to advertise the game to potential new employees looking for work. The game itself is still a long, long way away from being done. It most likely won’t be released for at least 3–4 more years, maybe longer if these development troubles continue.
Respawn’s Star Wars FPS
Image: Pandemic Studios, Lucasfilm
In spot number three on our ranking, we have an untitled Star Wars FPS being developed by Respawn Entertainment. This is the same studio that has brought us the Titanfall series as well as Jedi: Fallen Order. More interestingly, this project is being worked on by Peter Hirschmann. He is known for his work on Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and the original Star Wars Battlefront games.
What Can We Expect?
If you’re like me and have fond memories of the original Star Wars Battlefront games, then chances are hearing that Peter Hirschmann is working on this game has got you excited. As much as I’d love a Battlefront 3, which combines the best of the originals and EA’s Battlefront games, there is no guarantee that this is what we’ll get.
EA actually refused to greenlight a Battlefront 3 due to the licensing costs that come with making a Star Wars title. Given the disastrous launch of Battlefield 2042, however, it’s entirely possible that they could go back on their decision and bring us what the fans have been asking for.
Regardless if we get Battlefront 3 or not, with Respawn’s history of making excellent FPS games, whatever we get is bound to be good. Since this same team is currently working on a Jedi Fallen Order sequel, it’s unlikely we’ll get this game any time in the near future. Speaking of Jedi Fallen Order….
Jedi Fallen Order 2
Next up on our list, we have the confirmed sequel for Jedi Fallen Order! This is the one I’m personally most excited for, as I was a huge fan of the first game. It is rumored to be released sometime in late 2022 or, more likely, sometime in 2023. The game is also being developed by Respawn Entertainment, the developers behind the first entry.
What Can We Expect?
The game most likely won’t bear the name Fallen Order 2, but rather a different title, still keeping “Jedi” in its name. Hopefully, we’ll see some improvements in the combat. While many people enjoyed the gameplay, a common complaint was that it “played things safely” and didn’t do much to stand out from similar action-adventure games. Maybe we could see some more RPG elements?
One thing I’d love to see is more in-depth character development. Cal Kesits was a likable enough protagonist. However, he felt a little too similar to some of the other characters we’ve seen in Star Wars media of the past. I would like to see him be developed a bit more. Many of the side characters have a lot of room for fleshing out as well.
Cal’s Jedi mentor — Cere Junda — is shown at the end of the game almost falling to the dark side. Just before she can, Cal is able to pull her back before she turns. Judging by the look the two share at the end of the game, it’s likely this plot point will be picked up again in the future.
The Nightsister Merrin was a cool character, but she was introduced towards the latter half of the game and didn’t get enough screentime. Despite only being shown for a small amount of time, she quickly became a fan favorite. Hopefully, all three of these characters will be fleshed out more in the sequel.
Knights of The Old Republic Remake
Now at our number one spot for the top five upcoming Star Wars games, we have the Knights of The Old Republic remake! This one sent a lot of people jumping out of their chairs when it was first announced back in September of last year. Given how good the first two games were, it’s not hard to see why.
What Can We Expect?
The game is a remake, not a remaster, and will be entirely rebuilt from the ground up. Besides the obvious graphical improvements a full remake can offer, it’s likely the story and combat will be different as well. The original two games were declared to be Legends material. This means they are no longer canon in the Star Wars universe.
The developers at Aspyr have already confirmed that the story will stay true to the original. However, given how long it’s been since the originals were released it wouldn’t be surprising if they made a few minor changes here and there to better fit in with the canon.
One thing that is almost definitely going to change is the combat. Many people are speculating that the team at Aspyr will break away from the turn-based combat of the original. They will most likely go for a more action-RPG style of gameplay, similar to what we’ve seen in other Star Wars games.
Personally, I think that a refined version of the turn-based combat would help the game stand out more from the many action-adventure games Star Wars already has. But judging from the comments I’ve seen from fans, an action-based combat system would be very much appreciated. Given how clunky the gameplay of the original was, I can understand why.
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