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eastcoast2895
12-02-2003, 02:30 AM
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/starwarsbattlefront/news_6084869.html

check it out, although all it says is a star wars themed battlefield 1942, i'm already excited about the game. i hope it turns into a really big seige game with more vehicles, weapons, and classes.

obi
12-02-2003, 02:36 AM
Hmmmm....This could go either way. I read something about a Battle of Hoth map? That would be awesome to play it as a rebel on-ground or something.

(Not like RS or SotE)

Troopr-Undr-Fir
12-02-2003, 03:12 AM
Sweetness, I love BF1942 :D

Jedi Luke
12-02-2003, 03:13 AM
Sweet!!! A battlefield 1942 Star Wars based game will be awesome!!

StormHammer
12-02-2003, 03:19 AM
Is this too good to be true?

*blinks*

Please tell me they'll mix in at least some of the gameplay style of Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory.

Then it would be truly an awesome SW experience...

*quickly scribbles game title down on wanted list*

TiE23
12-02-2003, 03:27 AM
Kool :cool:

TiE

DarkLord60
12-02-2003, 03:46 AM
Well that mod for battlefield 1942 wont be happy all the hard work they put into it and they will already have one out.

Jedi Luke
12-02-2003, 03:56 AM
What mod DarkLord60?

Kain
12-02-2003, 04:41 AM
Oi oi! I didn't like Battlegrounds...and I didn't like BF 1942...oh no...

Miko Reglia
12-02-2003, 04:51 AM
i think darklord is talking about Galactic Conquest, the Star Wars themed mod for BF1942

lets just say in my view, they still have a lot of work to do, and it wasnt worth all the hype for that first alpha...but what can i say, it was just their first alpha and stuff, so its not supposed to be perfect, but this one just didnt seem very fun...:(

Jedi Luke
12-02-2003, 04:53 AM
What's their website?

leXX
12-02-2003, 10:16 AM
First Republic Commando, and now THIS! I think I'm in heaven.

Sivy
12-02-2003, 10:32 AM
:confused: so is this just going to be an online game, or is there going to be some SP as well?

CapNColostomy
12-02-2003, 11:27 AM
If this might have came out a year ago, I would've been all over it. As it is, everyone and their dog is jumping on the FPS w/ drivable vehicles bandwagon. I love Battlefield 1942, and I'm looking forward to Joint Operations and Team Sabre, but enough's enough, even if it is Star Wars IMHO.

Troopr-Undr-Fir
12-02-2003, 03:54 PM
Band Wagon??? I wouldn't call it that...It's and idea that is a GOOD idea (as a result of all the sales of those types of games), and it will be tried by a lot of people. So anyways, this sounds kool, I'm just wondrin if they can pull it off in the Star Wars Universe :(

Swat
12-02-2003, 04:11 PM
I chanced upon this preview (http://www.playstationmagazine.com/article2/0,4364,1400903,00.asp) found in OPM

It contains 3 screenies. The armies that players can command are the Rebels, the Imperials, the Republic and the Separatists. Almost every vehicle seen in the movies can be rid (Yes, even if it's a Tauntaun)

Looks great to me!

Crazy_dog no.3
12-02-2003, 04:22 PM
YES!!!!!!!!! I think I am in heaven!!!!!!!!


That mod team (http://www.galactic-conquest.net) is gonna be pissed though.

Alegis
12-02-2003, 04:40 PM
I'm for it! I love all the Star Wars games..Getting a gamecube with rebel strike soon ^^

eastcoast2895
12-02-2003, 04:46 PM
just checked out the opm site. i'm getting overhyped already. i was just expecting rebel vs imperial, but republic vs separtist too, this could turn out to be a really great game (or a really bad one, hope not). the graphics look pretty good too (another reason i need to upgrade computer). looks like they have battle of hoth and endor, i wonder what other movie battles they'll recreate (probably the one at the end of episode 2) ialso if and how are they going to implement jedi's in the game. okay gotta stop dreaming about the game since it comes out Q2 2004 (according to gamespot).

also CapNColostomy, team sabre isn't going to have vehicles anymore because they don't want it to be too much like joint ops or something like that.

CapNColostomy
12-02-2003, 05:08 PM
Originally posted by eastcoast2895
also CapNColostomy, team sabre isn't going to have vehicles anymore because they don't want it to be too much like joint ops or something like that.

Well ****! I guess I might have room for one more FPS with vehicles afterall. Dammit.

TiE23
12-02-2003, 05:11 PM
Thank god that it is based on the original movies :D

Very very cool!

TiE

CapNColostomy
12-02-2003, 05:15 PM
BTW eastcoast, not that I don't believe you, but you don't happen to recall where you read that do you? I'd kinda like to see it for myself. I've been playing the Delta Force series forever.

Crazy_dog no.3
12-02-2003, 05:18 PM
So now we have: Battlefield 1942
Battlefield Vietnam
Star Wars Battlefronts
Terminator 3: War of the Machines
C&C Renegade
Some "Battle for Newerth" or something

FPS's are heading in a new direction.:D

eastcoast2895
12-02-2003, 10:13 PM
http://pc.ign.com/articles/442/442006p1.html

and from novalogic themselves

https://www.novaworld.com/NWCommunities/topic.aspx?topic_ID=29417985&pageNumber=5

(look at last post by their pr poster)

back to topic (well sorta), i think that fps aren't going in a new direction, but instead there is a new sub genre developing: mmofps, where the game main focus is meant to be an online game that is a first person shooter game and is usually incorporates large maps.

kinda like mmorpgs, turnbased, and first person (like morrowind) are a sub genre of rpgs

i just hope they don't charge a monthly fee or anything like planetside.

RoxStar
12-02-2003, 10:27 PM
This game sounds pretty cool. I can't wait until I see some screen shots though.

CapNColostomy
12-02-2003, 11:33 PM
Originally posted by RoxStar
This game sounds pretty cool. I can't wait until I see some screen shots though.

Post # 16 in this thread has a link w/ 3 screen shots.

Oh, btw thanks for the links eastcoast.

DarkLord60
12-03-2003, 12:38 AM
Originally posted by Zaknafein
i think darklord is talking about Galactic Conquest, the Star Wars themed mod for BF1942

lets just say in my view, they still have a lot of work to do, and it wasnt worth all the hype for that first alpha...but what can i say, it was just their first alpha and stuff, so its not supposed to be perfect, but this one just didnt seem very fun...:(

Indeed I was thank you.

jp-30
12-03-2003, 01:35 AM
I hope there are NO jedi in the game. Too unbalanced.

There should be enough fun things to do and classes to play as without having your gun force-pulled off you or some clown with force speed to contend with. :(

It has Prequel and Original Trilogy armies and maps - great news!

My hope in maps is for a Death Star map where you can do a stealth type objective based raid similar to what we saw from Luke, Leia, Chewie, Han & Ben in A New Hope! (ie. Turn off Tractor Beam, Rescue Princess, and Escape on your ship, while being hunted down by imperials.) :D

Pie™
12-03-2003, 11:41 AM
OMG :eek:
i've been coming up for ideas for this kina game inside my sick little head for months now! :D
it's gonna become reality!!!
gotta start saving money :D

Crazy_dog no.3
12-03-2003, 04:57 PM
It better be like Battlefield (play SP w/ bots) becuase I don't play online (or I do, but very rarely).

Kylilin
12-03-2003, 06:20 PM
Originally posted by RoxStar
This game sounds pretty cool. I can't wait until I see some screen shots though.

here are some screen shots.

http://www.theforce.net/games/index.shtml#22782

jokemaster
12-03-2003, 07:04 PM
Originally posted by leXX
First Republic Commando, and now THIS! I think I'm in heaven.
My dear lexx, if you were in heaven.......... HALF LIFE 2 WOULD'VE ALREADY BEEN RELEASED. You are far toooo good a woman to get JUST two star wars games you've dreamed about.

Sorry, I'm stilll bitter.

Swat
12-04-2003, 04:44 AM
Got some new info (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/news/news_story.php?id=99140)

It's being developed by Pandemic Studios. It handles Full Spectrum Warrior as well, which is a very good game. Looks like Battlefront is in good hands!

leXX
12-04-2003, 09:02 AM
Originally posted by jokemaster
My dear lexx, if you were in heaven.......... HALF LIFE 2 WOULD'VE ALREADY BEEN RELEASED. You are far toooo good a woman to get JUST two star wars games you've dreamed about.

Sorry, I'm stilll bitter.

Actually, I have to agree there, and I'm bitter as hell. We should have been playing Half-Life 2 for two months already! :fist: Still, two great Star Wars games on the horizon brings some comfort.

DarkLord60
12-04-2003, 10:52 PM
This game won't have a monthly charge will it?

RoxStar
12-04-2003, 11:30 PM
I think the monthly charge will only apply to the Xbox Live Service.

DarkLord60
12-05-2003, 12:22 AM
Yeah because of XBOX LIVE!

Neverhoodian
12-05-2003, 03:57 PM
This looks promising. I've never played BF 1942, though, so I have no idea what it's going to be like. The choice of classic trilogy and prequel trilogy sounds great.

Here's hoping that the game will be good!

DarkLord60
12-07-2003, 11:46 PM
Originally posted by Neverhoodian
This looks promising. I've never played BF 1942, though, so I have no idea what it's going to be like. The choice of classic trilogy and prequel trilogy sounds great.

Here's hoping that the game will be good!

I wouldn't get you hopes up.

Miko Reglia
12-08-2003, 01:53 AM
well i hope its going to turn out good, cause i love Battlefield 1942!:D

editor_obiwan
12-13-2003, 02:32 AM
cool, I finally found this thread, now I am here I dont want to leave.

I have also read that battles will all be based on not only the battles taking place in teh original trioligy but the prequel one as well.

The only thing I am worried about is the flying vehicles, I hope they dont make them way smaller than they should be like in some games and only able to fly a few feet off the ground. Does anyone know how it is gunna work?

toms
12-15-2003, 04:28 PM
I would be excited about this, if i hadn't just been reading the AWEFUL reviews that T3: War of the Machines has been getting.

T3:WotM is basically exactly what SW:BF is, a movie licsenced BF1942 clone, and it is apparently terrible. I was looking forward to it as well, as it seemed like a great setting for a wargame, and i always loved Terminator: Skynet which had some really cool post appocalyptic map settings for it's multiplayer.

I hope the SW:BF developers take note and don't just produce some models and a hoth map. :D

ExcelsioN
12-15-2003, 05:18 PM
Originally posted by DarkLord60
Well that mod for battlefield 1942 wont be happy all the hard work they put into it and they will already have one out.

I know what you mean. This game sounds cool. Really cool. :D

Its wierd coincidence , but that other Vietnam mod, Eve of Destruction seems to have an official game after it. Whats next? A Desert Combat Battlefield game?

jp-30
12-15-2003, 07:42 PM
There's a bunch more info and more of those crazy blurred screenshots in the Playstation Magazine article which you can see here;

Star Wars Battlefront Magazine Scan (http://www.sithclan.net/jeuxvideo/index.php#5901)

CapNColostomy
12-16-2003, 04:55 AM
Originally posted by Excelsion
Whats next? A Desert Combat Battlefield game?

That's entirely possible, if you believe current gossip.

eastcoast2895
01-13-2004, 03:42 PM
just wanted to say that there is a preview at gamespy.

http://www.gamespy.com/previews/january04/swbattlefront/

good information like a couple of character types and possible unlockable characters like luke and darth vader.

ExcelsioN
01-13-2004, 03:51 PM
Originally posted by eastcoast2895
just wanted to say that there is a preview at gamespy.

http://www.gamespy.com/previews/january04/swbattlefront/

good information like a couple of character types and possible unlockable characters like luke and darth vader.

Unlockable characters? What the :eek:?!? How is it going to be like BF1942 if it has unlockable characters?

Maybe if they're unlockable classes. Oh, and LEC have just confirmed it. (see JK.net)

Pie™
01-13-2004, 09:29 PM
I think the perfect way they could ruin this game would be to put Jedi as a class...

*shiver* :eek:

eastcoast2895
01-14-2004, 02:16 AM
there probably is a way to include the jedi class, but it probably is the only way and any other would turn this into an expanded jedi academy. so i also hope for no jedi or an implementation that works. of course this game comes out near winter so right now i just want more screenshots.

just check out gamespy and saw an interview about battlefront. they said there will be no "traditional jedi class" but their will be jedi, lightsabers, and force powers. also they said the unlockable characters like luke and darth vader are a.i. controlled.

ExcelsioN
01-14-2004, 05:40 PM
No they can't add sabers!! :(

If they do people will cheat to unlock the characters, and then we'll end up with the Luke Skywalkers vs. the Darth Vaders battles.

Alegis
01-14-2004, 06:53 PM
the screenies were like "hmm.." not really impressed, though it could be those are playstation pics. Anyways after reading the news item the game looks very appealing, I tried bf1942 several times but I hated its gust..not really hated, just didnt like it after 2 seconds. I hope the devs can make up all the disaster they made with the clones game

The_One
01-14-2004, 08:23 PM
Is it just me, or is this beginning to sound like a watered down, console orientated Star Wars version of BF1942?

Unlockable characters? That's soooo console :p

eastcoast2895
01-14-2004, 08:56 PM
i'm guessing what they meant by lightsabers being in the game is that the A.I. controlled unlockable characters will be using them or they are special items that can be used but aren't overpowered enough to be overused. also there won't be luke skywalkers vs darth vaders battles because two are A.I. controlled and won't be able to be used by players.

Crazy_dog no.3
01-15-2004, 04:49 PM
Some stuff from Gamespot http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/starwarsbattlefront/news_6086403.html

ExcelsioN
01-15-2004, 05:08 PM
Originally posted by eastcoast2895
i'm guessing what they meant by lightsabers being in the game is that the A.I. controlled unlockable characters will be using them or they are special items that can be used but aren't overpowered enough to be overused. also there won't be luke skywalkers vs darth vaders battles because two are A.I. controlled and won't be able to be used by players.

But if this is going to be majorly online play (which was the purpose of BF) then people, including me, aren't going to want some dumb AI bot on their team.

eastcoast2895
01-15-2004, 09:35 PM
maybe its single player only. all we can do and wait and see what happens.

The_One
01-15-2004, 09:38 PM
Originally posted by eastcoast2895
maybe its single player only.

Err, did you actually read the article you posted?

eastcoast2895
01-16-2004, 01:31 AM
i meant that maybe the a.i. characters are only single player not the game (which i know is going to be a mp focused game), sorry about the confusion.

ExcelsioN
01-17-2004, 02:57 PM
Now this can get moved to the SW:BF forums along with that other one.