New Star Wars games Coming Soon…30.01.2022, 12:23
What are the Star Wars titles currently in development and what form will they take? Don't worry, Prizes Drop is on the case for all our members saving up those precious points to spend on something extra on Amazon etc.....
With the ongoing success of its streaming service Disney Plus, and titles like The Mandalorian and The Book of Bobba Fett a big draw to fans old and new, there’s a lot of buzz about what games can still bring to that galaxy far, far away….
In fact, the force of the Star Wars Metaverse is stronger than ever, still the giant cash cow that just keeps on giving. The only problem for LucasArts / Disney is maintaining high quality.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Developed by Travellers Tales
Coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC
Release date: 5th April 2022
At least this one has a release date, however it’s been 3 years since the reveal back in 2019. It’s alleged to be the biggest and best LEGO game so far. It will cover the entire Skywalker Saga (all of the main movies) which is surely enough story in one go. There’ll be some new voice acting too, which will hopefully work out.
Star Wars: Hunters
Developed by Zynga
Coming to Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android
Release date: TBA 2022
If you’re a fan of Overwatch then you’re sure to be enthralled by a ‘competitive arena combat game’ set in the Star Wars universe. You can already sign up to the pre-registration, giving you access to exclusive content after the release. If there’s a particular character which has always been your favourite Star Wars persona, then get ready to load up and take Chewie, Bobba etc. into the arena. Each one will have its strengths and weaknesses to master.
Star Wars: Eclipse
Developed by Quantic Dream
Release date: TBA
Remember Heavy Rain, that classic PS4 detective game where you shape the outcome of events, to uncover a sudden twist at the end. Well, Quantic Dream was the studio behind that one and now they - with some surprise - have the Star Wars license. Let’s just imagine some game possibilities: a dynamic narrative Star Wars game, with multiple endings? An array of playable characters, each with its own ‘morality, personality and motivations’? We can’t wait to see what they’ll come up with, especially with this trailer to die for. Intrigue everywhere. Added to this, the story will be set in an uncharted area of the Galaxy. If done with originality and imagination, this could even open up a whole new dimension to Star Wars, and take it to an interesting new dimension. The game is still far, far away from release though.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake
Developed by Aspyr
Coming to PC and PS5 (with other formats later)
Release date TBA
Everybody has tried the classic Knights of the Old Republic. It’s true that many lovers of Jedi action will not have spent long playing it; getting overwhelmed by its depth and RPG decision-making elements. However, the game won a huge following of devoted players who were able to play as different characters in the galaxy, and follow varied adventures.
They’ll be so pleased to hear about the (September 2021) announcement of a remake in the works from Aspyr, creator of some other classic Star Wars titles. Details are thin on the ground, but you can expect a glorious update of the original, with improvements across the board.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Sequel
Developed by EA/Respawn Entertainment
Release date TBA
Jedi Knights need not feel left out, but can learn of the planned sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. This was a gorgeous-looking, intriguing third-person adventure with high doses of Uncharted-style action, puzzles and combat. A sequel could really take what was started and make it more exciting and intense, hopefully. If exploration and set-pieces are ramped up then it could create a long-running, rewarding game franchise that ‘forces’ some tough choices onto players in choosing what sides to take.
Conclusion and… VR…. ??
So that’s it for this 2022 round-up but it’s also worth mentioning the excellent series Vadar: Immortal and immersive Star Wars VR Pinball on Oculus store, amongst other Star Wars experiences. The potential is clearly there for new Battlefront-style FPS shooters to bring Star Wars games to a level of realism and intensity they’ve never before achieved. The era of firing blasters and swinging light sabres in game worlds is really only just beginning... and it will not feel so far, far away any more.