With all the excitement surrounding The Force Awakens it's sometimes easy to forget that there are new Star Wars video games in development as we speak. Of course, DICE's Star Wars Battlefront(III) is expected to be revealed later this year, but another one of EA's developers, Visceral, also has a game in the works. Two of the creators behind it, Amy Hennig and Todd Stashwick, recently teased the game on Twitter:
@litemares Yep, very much so! Looking forward to getting back to work on it next week. :)
— Amy Hennig (@amy_hennig) January 2, 2015
"RT @KIR_bigg50: how's the Star Wars game coming along?” Truly we are making something very cool. A game I will be excited to play.
— Todd Stashwick (@ToddStashwick) January 11, 2015
EA has yet to reveal what exactly the game will be about, but the guys over at Star Wars 7 News claim to know what the focus of this title will be. Their sources indicate that it will be a Han Solo game, and it may connect with a stand alone film:
"Visceral’s game is about Han Solo, he says it’s dev. is very troubled but the game looks awesome. He also said that the programmers are all working on the informed guess-timation that it is either a prequel game to the first spin off film or may be an actual tie-in game. The game is a third person shooter and I’m quoting here is a “young-ish” Han Solo."
Back in 2013 we heard directly from EA that they would not be making games based on movies. But that doesn't rule out the possibility of a game that directly connects with an upcoming film, perhaps as a prequel. The idea of game based on Han does sound very new and exciting. Considering the smuggler's popularity I think fans would love this game, if done right. Now that Han's backstory as it currently has been deemed "Legends", it leaves the door open for the game, alongside the film, to show how our favorite scruffy looking Nerf herder came to be!
Don't forget, this is all rumors and speculation until it's officially confirmed by Lucasfilm or EA.
Source: Star Wars 7 News
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