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Posts tagged “Motive Studios”

Star Wars: Squadrons battles are “inspired by World War II aerial combat”

I feel like I missed out on a lot of the old Star Wars space battle games because, well, most of them are older than me. But with Star Wars: Squadrons on the way, it seems I'll finally get a chance to have a go at one of those dedicated Star Wars flight sims. It all sounds pretty good, too - on top of the…

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Star Wars: Squadrons trailer explains a whole lot more

EA tonight showed off more Star Wars: Squadrons in a new trailer, following its cinematic announcement on Monday. It may not be a straight gameplay video with all the answers you'd hope for but it does explain and show a fair bit. It does also: look very pretty with its lasers and explosions.

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Feature: Let the past die; kill it if you have to

Why, on further thought, Star Wars: Squadrons can’t be the next TIE Fighter

Last night, after watching the trailer for EA's forthcoming space combat jamboroo Star Wars: Squadrons, I finally fell prey to the nostalgia that had remained unstirred by an entire trilogy of Star Warses, and got excited enough to blurt the words "TIE Fighter successor". Reader: I'm sorry. I was drunk on lasers. Utterly trolleyed on spaceships, and slurring that a trailer was my best mate.…

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Feature: Sucked right back in

I thought I was immune to Star Wars nostalgia until I saw the Squadrons trailer

I was a massive Star Wars nerd as a kid. Obviously. But by the time the prequel trilogy had been and gone, I was out of my teens and largely out of love with the whole thing. I mustered a bit of "ooh, that's pleasant" for The Force Awakens, and I had fun with the other two movies, but I definitely didn't feel any of…

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Star Wars: Squadrons will bring spaceship dogfights to October

EA today revealed Star Wars: Squadrons as a first-person spacehip dogfighting game, coming in October. It's set after Return of the Jedi, will let you fly both Rebel Alliance and Empire, and yes, it will have a singleplayer campaign as well as 5v5 multiplayer. Three pleasant surprises: it'll have cross-platformer multiplayer between PC and consoles; it'll support VR; and it will be on Steam at…

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Star Wars: Squadrons name and art leak on the Microsoft Store, trailer coming Monday

Update: EA have now announced they'll reveal Star Wars: Squadrons with a trailer on YouTube on Monday, June 15th at 4pm (8am Pacific).Electronic Arts just can't keep a lid on these new space opera games they've got hanging in the hangar. A game titled Star Wars: Squadrons popped up on the Microsoft Store today with some key art and the phrase "pilots wanted." There wasn't…

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 shows off space battles

"Pew pew!" goes the spaceship in new Star Wars Battlefront 2 [official site] viddies warping out of Gamescom, showing off the starfighting action in Dice's boldly-going shooter. Spaceship battles were added to the previous Battlefront in a paid expansion but this time they're free for everyone, which is grand. Starfighter Assault mode will pit teams against each other to complete (or block) multi-stage objectives, which…

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Mass Effect Andromeda studio merging into EA’s Motive

Electronic Arts are merging BioWare Montreal, the spin-off studio who made Mass Effect: Andromeda, into Motive Studios. EA say that "more than ever, we're driving collaboration between studios on key projects". It seems that, after Andromeda, the folks of BioWare Montreal are being drafted to work on others' projects again. Motive, who are also in Montreal, are currently chipping in on Star Wars Battlefront 2…

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 free open beta starts October 6th

October the 6th be with you. (And also with you.) Lift up your Electronic Arts, as they've announced that the free multiplayer open beta test for Star Wars Battlefront 2 [official site] will start on October 6th, letting all and spacesundry fight around several corners of the Federation until October 9th.

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Be a baddie in Star Wars Battlefront 2

After a long stretch of mumbling and leaking, EA have formally announced Star Wars Battlefront II [official site] for a November 17th launch. The boldly-going shooter's big addition is a singleplayer campaign, and a new trailer reveals that it focuses on a baddie whose story winds through thirty years of Star Wars history. She and her merry band of elite spacefascists have been in the…

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 leak shows Rey, Darth Maul

A cheeky peek at Star Wars Battlefront II [official site] has leaked out ahead of the official fan frenzy at the Star Wars Celebration this weekend. The wee teaser trailer will surely be pulled from the datanet by prowling cyberlawyers soon but it seems to introduce a little of the singleplayer campaign, as well as showing that the game will span the heptalogy and include…

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Star Wars-O-Rama: Battlefront 2 And Beyond

Many, many Star Wars games are coming from Electronic Arts, that much we already knew. EA took to their E3 stage today to repeat that, this time showing a few behind-the-scenes peeks with concept art and mocapmen from Battlefront II, Visceral's mysterious Star Wars game, and Respawn's equally mysterious own long time ago 'em up. Expect Battlefront II next year and Visceral's game in 2018.…

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EA Working On Their Own Open-World Action Game

The sheen of open-world murder simulators has worn off for me - Assassin's Creed is going down the pan, Far Cry's formulaic, Watch Dogs is daft, The Phantom Pain lost its magic half-way through, Batman's suffered shoddy porting, and even GTA V I didn't finish - but hey, apparently this is the time for Electronic Arts to enter the field.They're either five years late to…

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Jade Raymond Heads New EA Studio

Cross-studio collaboration is a big deal in AAA development nowadays, and EA this week announced they've opened a new studio that'll chip in with others' games and work on new things.Motive Studios' first known project is working on Visceral's mysterious new Star Wars game written by former Uncharted head writer Amy Hennig. They'll be working with their fellow Montreal lot at BioWare too (I imagine…

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