When Disney absorbed Lucas’s Empire (heh), they shuttered Lucasgames and we felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if unemployed programmers suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. The Mouse rolled those responsibilities into Disney’s gaming division; which is common in mergers and acquisitions. Nothing worse than redundancy besides calling human beings redundancies…
The plan that was announced was to have Disney push out game after quality Star Wars game. It hasn’t seemed to work that well but there is a New Hope (I’m on fire!). The Battlefront series, which is Star Wars meets Call of Duty, has an entry scheduled to drop vaguely in “Holiday 2015”.
So what lies in store for us with Star Wars: Battlefront? As of yet, the information we’ve received has been unfortunately scarce. We’re aware that there will be a minor connection with the Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens , though nothing with regards to canonical narratives, more in the sense of easter eggs and perhaps even characters or ships.
The game play in these get better every time so we are optimistic this one will rock! Star Wars is such an immersive world, that it is easy to get lost in it.
Here’s hoping the date is firm so we can watch Episode 7 in theaters and run home to live out our Star Wars fantasies in ways NOT including the Princess Leia slave outfit. Because if that outfit is involved, The Force Awakens (ok….I’ll admit that one was a stinker.)