Star Wars: Battlefront is one of the most infamously bungled video game franchises in the history of videogames, second only to Duke Nukem. (Though there is, admittedly, a lot of competition for that particular prize.) The first (2004) was incredible, the second (released a year later) the best selling Star Wars title ever.
Then… nothing. Nothing. Nothing at all. From 2005 to 2015, nothing but two vague, promise-filled trailers. Nothing substantive until yesterday.
I’m not saying they’re lying when they say “Game Engine Footage”, but they’re lying. Or, at least stretching the truth.
That is NOT what you’ll get on a PS4 or XB1. You might get that kind of fluidity and detail on a high-end PC from the year 2050, imported from an alternate dimension where computers run on Unicorn kisses and Leprechaun dreams.
In THIS universe? Never.
And it does look all kinds of Star Wars-y, all kinds of Battlefront-y. It looks like it could be good. (We’ll find out on November 17.) It doesn’t make me want to puke and start hurling punches, at least.
I guess my hope is the same as every Battlefront fan: “Please let this not suck, God.”