We live in an age where Star Wars is both on the big screen and on the small screen, with many parts of the universe to enjoy. We have received content for fans of the prequels, the original trilogy, sequels and the Clone Wars in new stories such as Rebels, The Bad Batch and The Mandalorian.
We’ve seen a lot of Star Wars games in the past, like the story of Knights of the Old Republic to Rogue Squadron flying games to the current generation of multiplayer shooters like Battlefront.
As a huge Star Wars fan and as someone who has been playing it since I was a kid in the arcade with the 1983 Atari firm, this gave me some ideas on what Disney could also present to PC gamers at the future.
A first step in an open world
Imagine an open world adventure set in the early years of the Galactic Empire and after the execution of Order 66 by Emperor Palpatine. As a Clone Trooper, you are part of a squad deployed to Coruscant and you begin to realize that you are not like the rest of your team. Upon arrival, you are immersed in the ceremonies of a new empire controlling the streets, all the while realizing that you are arresting the very people you have sworn to protect.
As you become more and more disillusioned, you quit these jobs, wanting to understand the answers to why you are different, but also to find allies and a way to escape Coruscant. You are given missions to earn credits so you can hitchhike to escape the planet, or you join a crew on contraband trails – usually you are presented with a path to choose from in order to find the answers you have. need.
Ultimately, being a clone in this new world, you have to both hide and find other people who will help you figure out your new place.
It’s a mix of Republic Commando, Star Wars: Galaxies, and Fallen Order, but you’re in a sprawling world that some Star Wars games haven’t been able to reach before.
Now it’s podracing again
Launched in 1999, Star Wars: Racer is still a fan favorite. It was fast and fun and while there was a re-release in 2020 for modern consoles, I want to see a complete overhaul with next-gen features. Imagine browsing Tatooine in 4K HDR, with local and online multiplayer, plus a story mode that takes you to multiple planets.
The next obvious step would be VR, because I think podracing would be the best solution for an immersive experience in this universe. Vader Immortal gave us a taste of how good that was, but racing with the Oculus Quest controllers as podracer handlebars, while looking around the track and your rivals, could bring immersion in new places. strange.
If he could also take inspiration from Formula 1 and GRID racing games, with qualifying races and more. Set on planets this time, not in familiar places like Tatooine but a visit to planets like Lothal, Naboo, Takodana, and Geonosis. Let’s forget some of the canon and have fun with podracing in 4K and VR.
Local co-op puzzle platform game
Local cooperative games have seen a resurgence in recent years, especially with games like Overcooked! 2 and Portal 2, that’s where Star Wars comes in.
Imagine a local co-op game set during the High Republic era that would follow two young Padawan Jedi on a mission to retrieve an important artifact.
You can switch between the two characters to progress through the levels, or you can have a friend or family member to be your partner. The use of different force powers and a mix of narrative storytelling to traverse the galaxy can shed light on how the genre could be defined even more by Star Wars.
It would give us a chance to see some characters in a new era throughout with a new game format that we haven’t seen in Star Wars.
Squad based action
Combined with playing Gears of War and watching The Bad Batch, it might be time to see a spiritual sequel to Republic Commando. Star Wars: Republic Commando, released in 2005, could give us a taste of what this game could look like, while still having modern graphics and this new team would be a fun ride.
Following the first season of Bad Batch, a squad-based shooter set in the Clone Wars for modern systems could be a great working angle, especially when combined with reality abilities. virtual and online.
There might even be narrative choices so that you can take different paths that could all converge to multiple endings, for example, perhaps ending with Order 66 or the Battle of Endor.
Whether it’s rescues, calls for unsuccessful battles, and sent on intelligence missions, it could be an interesting story and a way to find out more about this group’s background.
Rogue Squadron on hold?
Released in 1998, Rogue Squadron is a fast-paced arcade-style flight game based on the comic books of the same name that is still fondly remembered today. Back when EA introduced Star Wars: Squadrons, we might get this, but alas, we didn’t.
As good as this game is, you’re locked in first person and it’s more like a sequel to the X-Wing and Tie Fighter series. The closest we got is in the 2005 version of Star Wars Battlefront in the Fighter Squadron game type.
With a Rogue Squadron movie coming out in 2023, I’d love to see a game soon after. It’s easy to think of the original trilogy as a classic setting for a Rogue Squadron game, but personally I’d like to see something new.
I grew up with these movies and while I love seeing them new characters, a new era and ships would make both the story and the places more interesting. Seeing a new set of pilots traveling to a different era of Star Wars would be great talking points, and hopefully leave some of the baggage of building an established story behind.
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