Star Wars Video Games – Battlefront, Visceral’s Project, and… KOTOR 3?

star-20wars-20video-20games-20hoth-20atat-20empire-20at-20war-201680x1050-20wallpaper_wallpaperswa.com_5511 While there has been plenty of focus on the hubbub about the new Star Wars movies, there are still a handful of rumors about two existing game projects set in the Galaxy Far, Far Away going around, along with a certain developer’s interest in working on the rumored “true” sequel to a beloved Star Wars series…


Battlefront Elite SquadronSince I seem to be the site’s Battlefront authority as of late, I see no reason not to talk about the reboot here. I’ll start with the most important information: an indirect confirmation that another planet will be featured in the game. According to a Swedish interview with DICE’s Patrick Bach, the crew visited the Tunisia desert – the original filming location for Tatooine. Since they also visited the original filming locations for Hoth and Endor (both confirmed as playable locations) to create a visually authentic gameplay experience, it can be inferred that Tatooine will be one of the playable planets featured in the game.


Other important bits and pieces from the interview in question include the fact that Lucasfilm experts are serving as creative consultants to the project (again, to create an authentic Star Wars experience) and the fact that DICE does not plan on creating overseas studios for the project. While there have been rumors regarding the possibility that the game will exclusively take place in the Galactic Civil War Era, I have my own doubts about this, considering that it was confirmed that DICE has access to content from Episode VII. Considering that the Clone Wars Era comprised much of the content in the original Battlefront games, I personally believe that DICE will not leave this part of Star Wars history out, even though right now it’s obvious that they’re focused on recreating Original Trilogy environments first.


The next stop on the list is the as-of-yet untitled Visceral Games project. While I can’t say that there’s any hard news on the game since the announcement that Amy Hennig (director/writer of many games in the critically-acclaimed Uncharted franchise) would be the creative director for the game and that Todd Stashwick (who was to be involved with the next Uncharted game, though he was recast) would serve as a writer, several rumors that the title is going to be an open-world game have popped up. These rumors are only strengthened by CEO Andrew Wilson’s comments that say that he wants to create a game akin to the Batman: Arkham series, which is a part of the open-world genre.



But the real surprise here is that Obsidian Entertainment, the developers of Knights Of The Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, want to make another Star Wars game – this time, set between Revenge Of The Sith and A New Hope, according to the IGN video linked within the article. In spite of their previous statement that the game would take place within the timeframe of the “Dark Times”, the possibility of developing a sequel to Knights Of The Old Republic is still apparently discussed in-house, even though The Old Republic is treated as the official sequel. Should a hypothetical KOTOR sequel be greenlit, it would likely be a Single-Player RPG experience in contrast to TOR‘s status as a Massively-Multiplayer Online RPG. Still, there are plenty of players that wanted a single-player experience in the Old Republic Era, and the fact that there’s still an interest from developers to work on more stories in that setting over a decade after the release of the original title says a lot about how much people love the game.


I’ll keep you covered as more news on these titles (and possibly others) make their way into the headlines.


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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

Grant Davis (Pomojema)

Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

52 thoughts on “Star Wars Video Games – Battlefront, Visceral’s Project, and… KOTOR 3?

    • August 20, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      Yes, EA and Bioware wouldon’t give us the game we’re looking for. Instead they’d give us some game without an ending that ties into SWTOR and forces those gullible enough to play that for further plot… all in some attempt to milk more money out of our pockets with minimal investment.

      Unlike Obsidian Entertainment who actually still care about a wholly contained plot and not trying to force players to buy dlc to get the rest of it. Worse EA now only makes games with plot that the dumbest person in the room can understand, where as Obsidian would actually make one that will challenge the thinking of everyone who plays it.

      Obsidian for KotOR 3 or don’t make it at all.

    • August 20, 2014 at 7:29 pm

      An Obsidian representative was the one that said that they wanted to make KOTOR 3.

  • August 20, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Dice has gone down hill, i don’t like that they are making a Star Wars game. Ea is a big problem, one of the more greedy video game companies. It would be interesting to see what Visceral Games can do with Star Wars after those Dead Space games.

  • August 20, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    i just hope you can into the cockpit of the vehicles like the 1st battlefront

  • August 20, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Probably worth noting that what we consider to be ‘the Old Republic era’ is actually all under the Legends banner now and so it’s highly unlikely that Obsidian will ever get their wish to make another KoTOR game, at least not one linked to those previously made. Perhaps a reboot this time with a ‘canon’ storyline.

    I wasn’t actually sure about this until recently because I thought that with SWTOR still being actively developed (post-release), they might actually canonise it all. However, after contacting the admin on the official Star Wars Books facebook page he/she confirmed for me that all Old Republic content now falls under the Legends banner.

  • August 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Damn it I hope they don’t leave out the Clone War era! I LOVE playing for the Republic! “For the Chancellor!”

    • August 20, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      Well, you will still be able to fight “For the Emperor!” even if they’re gonna ignore the prequel era.

      • August 20, 2014 at 6:56 pm

        I don’t know, I liked Clone weapons and armor much more than the Empire’s. Looked cooler, more modern, more badass. When I play using the Empire, I just remember how whimpy they were in the OT..

        • August 20, 2014 at 8:48 pm

          I love the prequel era very much so I wish they do not ignore it, too. I think they won’t. There’s too little of planets in the OT so they actually NEED some planets from the PT and TCW and probably they will invent clones and droids and all the stuff with them, I hope.

  • August 20, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    “Jedi Outcast” is among the best games EVER MADE.

      • August 20, 2014 at 11:00 pm

        You’re wrong. I never felt as immersed in a virtual game world as I did with JO. It felt as if I was really there as it wasn’t shiny & gleamy Star Wars perfection.
        The game takes the locales that everyone knows like the backs of thier hands, does some extrapolation, and, in so doing, succeeds beyond the developer’s
        wildest dreams in creating an enviornment that looks as if you removed the curtain and saw what the Star Wars universe “really was like” as a living, breathing, sometimes mundane ordinary everyday place.

        • August 20, 2014 at 11:52 pm

          You’re entitled to your opinion iPadCary, but you’re wrong. The game was great fun but definitely not one of the best games of all time. It wouldn’t even rank top three in Star Wars games.

          • August 21, 2014 at 12:27 am

            I see …. And just what ARE the Top 3 SW games, hmm?

          • August 21, 2014 at 12:29 am

            Kotor games, Battlefront games, Rogue squadron games , X wing TIE fighter games. All higher up on the lists than Jedi knight games.

          • August 21, 2014 at 1:17 am

            Lol. You’re both entitled to your opinions. Personally, the entire Jedi knight series are some of my favorite Star Wars games, if not some of my favorite games ever. I’m not right or wrong, that’s just how I feel.

          • August 21, 2014 at 2:40 am

            Actually, the Top 3 are ….
            1) TIE Fighter
            2) Star Wars [ATARI Arcade]
            3) Jedi Outcast

          • August 21, 2014 at 3:01 am

            On one list, i’m talking about multiple list, you can’t just go off one.

          • August 21, 2014 at 3:09 am

            TIE Fighter, Kotor, Xwing, Kotor, Battlefront 2 Rogue Squadron II, Kotor, Battlefront 2, TIE Fighter

          • August 21, 2014 at 3:11 am

            Looks like Kotor ,TIE Fighter And Battlefront 2 are the top three Star Wars games

          • August 21, 2014 at 3:22 am

            Imdb Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 9.6, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 the Sith Lords 8.8, Star Wars: Battlefront II 8.6 top three Star Wars games.

  • August 20, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    If Obsidian entertainment want to make another Starwars games but between Revenge Of The Sith and A New Hope they might make it a starwars rebels game?

    • August 20, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      I doubt it’d be a Rebels game, given that they apparently gave the pitch long before Rebels was even announced. Plus, Obsidian’s stuff is usually pretty dark and gritty, so I don’t think they’d necessarily go toward making a family-friendly title all of a sudden.

  • August 20, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    I would love a Star Wars game with game play similar to Bushido Blade, with huge environments and unlockable characters. Bushido was alot of fun especially with alot of friends

    • August 20, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      OMG! I thought I was alone in dreaming of Bushido Blade in a Star Wars setting. Best game mechanics for swordplay IMO. LOVED this game. Nothing has come close to the replay value of Bushido Blade. You just made my day by mentioning it. Going to say it one more time because I will most likely never see the name again. Bushido Blade…. There.. done

  • August 20, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Star Wars Battlefront was my favorite game. Ever. Never played KOTOR but i know its one of the best. Pomojema you make some of the best articles! I find it so hard to get Battlefront information thank you!

    • August 20, 2014 at 8:06 pm

      You find it hard to get Battlefront information? Well, not much is being released and i don’t know why you would have trouble accessing the known information. Its at a’lot of places on the internet.

    • August 20, 2014 at 8:10 pm

      Aww, thanks! 🙂

  • August 20, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Unfortunately, EA has the license to make all SW games for the next 9 years, so unless Obsidian is owned by EA (which they’re not), it’s not gonna happen for them. Theoretically, EA could subcontract the development to them, but why would they when they have BioWare on payroll.

      • August 20, 2014 at 10:19 pm

        If I remember correctly, BioWare is working on another Star Wars project in addition to all the content they have planned for TOR. Or at least that was what it sounded like when EA first announced their deal with Disney.

  • August 20, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    On the bright side I’m just happy Star Wars games are coming period. People can praise LucasArts all they want but their release schedule and quality were all over the place.

    I hope we get some sort of flight game and an RTS at some point. As for the folks who think ST’s are wimps… all it takes is one story or game to set that right. Empire fo life 😛

  • August 20, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    What about a game showing the Order 66? They could use the Republic Commando Team. That would be frickin’ awesome.

    • August 21, 2014 at 5:01 am

      Order 66, is that like a Double Whopper with fries or sumthin’? /tss sss

      • August 23, 2014 at 4:14 am

        Come on, you know what order 66 is, right? If not, you should.

  • August 20, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    What’s needed is an iPad Star Wars MP fighting game alá “X-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter”.
    Since the background would literally be “nothing” (i.e., just black space) save the occasional odd nebula gasses, asteroids & maybe a planetscape, it would allow all of that extra “unused” GPU horsepower to be applied to super smooth framerates, despite 12 craft flying around, and an INSANE amount of detail on the vehicles themselves.
    And with each passing year, the iPad’s graphical prowess just gets stronger & stronger until it eventually eclipses XBOX 360-levels (probably by iPad Air 3) & begins to approach current-gen console FX capacity.

      • August 21, 2014 at 12:28 am

        I’m calling for an end to that travesty.
        The ball is in Disney’s hands now.

  • August 21, 2014 at 2:16 am

    Only the sit down cabinet version of the Atari Star Wars arcade game is worthy of best SW game ever

  • August 21, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Hello everyone!

    SWEDISH is my native language & here is one VERY interesting bit from the interview

    [they are talking about what they are allowed
    to do & what Lucasfilm wants]

    “They have said about the new Movies that they will be more “star wars” than what “star wars” have ever been Before… & we are faced with the same delicate question: how does someone do something new of something that must be old”

    then they are referring to that George Lucas hinself had that dilemma with the prequels because the fans has a very firm beilief what star wars is and should be.

    (so it looks like they are not going to make that same mistake with the new Movies & the game, that they will try & make it as much “star wars” as possible, meaning the feel of the Original trilogy, since that is the one that is deepest rooted in peoples minds)

    PS. POMOJEMA, if you want the whole article translated i can do that, (i am studying advanced English at the moment, so that would be a good exercise for me) 🙂

    //J from Sweden

    • August 21, 2014 at 10:35 am

      It’s great that you were able to clarify that bit of information, so thanks! I was going by an auto-translation feature in my browser, but having a native speaker relay the article’s intent works considerably better. You don’t need to translate the whole thing, though – I have the gist of the information down.

      • August 21, 2014 at 10:40 am

        I will read the article again & see if I find anything more interesting 😉

    • August 21, 2014 at 4:53 pm

      You talky the English real good,
      And I speak Swedish! Watch …. *ahem*
      HÜSKER DÜ? See? I’m smart. Not stupid. Like everybody says.

      • August 23, 2014 at 4:23 am

        After reading through all your comments I will have to disagree with you about the “stupid” part and agree with everyone else.
        P.S. stop making fun of someone that is being helpful or all you are doing is trolling and being rude!

  • August 21, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    HELL YEAH!!! KOTOR EFFING 3!!! Thank you Disney, Obsidian, Lucas Arts Whoever! MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

    • August 21, 2014 at 4:58 pm

      No one said its happening, so slow down alright? Don’t be thanking people for doing nothing.

      • August 21, 2014 at 5:56 pm

        True, I Guess I mean “Thank you for considering the idea.” Sorry man, I’ve just been waiting for them to remake or continue on with the KOTOR games. KOTOR 1 was epic, 2 felt rushed(but still good). The Old Republic MMO is just like any other MMO out there and they get old quick IMO. I have heard that alot of people like it, I’m just not one of em. I feel like there was alot of hype over it but a let down in the end.

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