VIDEO Star Wars: Attack Squadrons

Discussion in 'Games' started by Lazy Storm Trooper, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Grand Master

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    Disney and EA have brought new domain names for websites. Such as:

    StarWarsAttackSquadrons.com
    AttackSquadrons.com
    StarWarsSquads.org
    AttackSquadrons.com

    The last time a company brought domains like this we got Halo Spartan Assault so this is a game likely to be announced in the future at NYCC or E3 2014.

    If you would like to read up on the subject:
    http://www.joystiq.com/2013/07/28/disney-registers-some-star-wars-attack-squadron-domains/
    http://gamerant.com/star-wars-attack-squadrons-domains/
    http://www.gamespot.com/news/disney-registers-star-wars-attack-squadrons-domains-6412153

    Some are theorizing that this might be connected to Rebels.





    Discuss.
  2. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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    How many did they buy? Besides all of them.:p
  3. Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Grand Master

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    Around thirty.
  4. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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    I was just getting caught up on all the LucasArts stuff... when I saw this... I wish there was more info.
  5. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Interesting title, numerous possibilities.

    Could be a starship shooter or even a strategy type of game like Empire at War.
  6. Jedi_Matt Force Ghost

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    A co-operative starship game could be an interesting turn? Think Xwing vs Tie cooperative, but story-driven with, of course, a kick-ass multiplayer component...
  7. TrandoJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    The return of X-Wing or Rouge Squadron would be a step in the right direction. Better yet another TIE fighter! :D
  8. nstinson2004 Force Ghost

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    Maybe an x-wing v tie fighter type sim game?


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  9. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    I'm betting a skylanders / Disney infinity type of toy/kids game crossover, if this ever eventuates.
  10. DarkEagle Jedi Grand Master

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    Just got my invitation to the beta :D
    I'll check it out later tonight and post some thoughts
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  11. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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  12. Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Grand Master

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  13. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Thanks for letting us know.
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  14. Ichor_Razor Force Ghost

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    It seemed fun but meh, not a biggie that it got canned.
  15. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    There's something bigger at stake though. If it had worked, and been a success, maybe the X-Wing series might have got a reboot.
  16. Chewgumma Chosen One

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    I don't think a revival of the X-Wing/Tie Fighter series was ever going to revolve around the success of an arcadey, f2p arena based shooter. This struck me as a half assed cash grab trying desperately to emulate the success of World of Tanks and War Thunder from the word go.

    Besides, I think there's another game out there that could lead to an X-Wing revival. Star Citizen is a crowd funding darling and has over time developed a massive following for itself. If that game, or something else in the space-sim genre, becomes a trend setter then it would only be a matter of time before EA attempts to leap in and use the Star Wars IP to get a foot hold within the genre. We've seen Sega do this with Alien Isolation; They noticed Amnesia and Outlast, indie titles that generated a lot of positive buzz through word of mouth, and have stepped into the first person horror genre themselves, using a movie license to generate even more goodwill.
  17. Armchair_Admiral Force Ghost

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    Pretty much this. I wouldn't have been satisfied with a X-Wing reboot that lacked at least some sort of campaign/story elements. No doubt a new X-Wing game would drastically change the gameplay from the original series, but adopting a multiplayer-centric F2P model would not have been appealing to my tastes at all. At any rate, perhaps the cancellation of Attack Squadrons will give more legroom for a singleplayer-centric X-Wing game to be considered.
  18. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    I hope you two are right. I still feel if they could cancel this after beta, it doesn't bode well for Disney greenlighting Star Wars combat flight sims of any pedigree.