Now we've had the joy of Star Wars celebration, and with Obi-Wan Kenobi in full swing on Disney+, the hype for a galaxy far, far away is at fever pitch once again. We also had some fresh news with a reveal trailer for Star Wars Jedi Survivor, the follow-up to 2019's Fallen Order.
What are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments.
Ubisoft’s Star Wars open-world title | Chris Brand
Like James, I'm excited about the sequel to Fallen Order, which is surely one of the better Star Wars games to date (if not the best) but Ubisoft Massive's as-yet-unnamed open world title may just take the top spot for me. Though I didn't exactly gel with The Division or its follow-up, the world itself was exceptional, with recognisable landmarks and a lot to explore off the beaten track.
Yes, it was desolate, but it fit with the theme. The barren streets told as much of a story as any of the myriad collectibles that you could find scattered around and it added to the atmosphere. There was also a staggering amount of Easter eggs and references hidden throughout, which is an enticing prospect in a Star Wars game, given the decades of lore to draw from.
I'm hoping for a busier world this time around. Something similar to Knights of the Old Republic (which, coincidentally, is being remastered) with a series of open areas, would suit me just fine. We've visited many different planets in various media, and we all have our favourites, so it would be a shame to be stuck in one place.
Though I long ago grew tired of Ubisoft's habit of littering the world with side quests and smaller activities, I would welcome it in this instance. Especially in a fresh IP that will most likely feature new faces and a story that could take place at any point in the universe's prolonged timeline.
Respawn’s Star Wars First-person Shooter | Liam Andrews
I managed to miss the drop of the Star Wars Jedi Survivor trailer, but I thoroughly enjoyed the first game so I am very much looking forward to this. I was especially pleased that Cal's lightsaber is back to being a classic single blade, though I expect we’ll be able to personalise it like in Fallen Order.
As for which Star Wars game I’m most looking forward to, I think that would have to be Respawn’s as yet untitled Star Wars FPS, as you just know it’s going to be a quality experience - this is the studio responsible for two of the best FPS titles in recent years (the Titanfall games), after all.
There’s little information knocking about, but I’m hoping it’ll be something akin to Titanfall 2, with decent multiplayer and a solid, engrossing single player campaign. Battlefront II’s multiplayer was excellent, but the solo offering never really grabbed me, so it would be great to get a decent single player Star Wars FPS experience.
As much as I enjoyed being a Jedi in Fallen Order, it’d be cool to play as a regular trooper or perhaps as a bounty hunter in big blaster-focused battles. There’s plenty of blaster-wielding characters that would be a perfect fit for a FPS title, such as Han Solo, or even Cassian Andor, the latter of which just happens to have his show coming out soon.