VIDEO Will there ever by another X-Wing/TIE Fighter game?

Discussion in 'Games' started by ObiWanandonly, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. ObiWanandonly Jedi Master

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    Sep 23, 2012
    It's been so long, I've assumed that Lucasarts has abandoned any new Star Wars flight simulators. I remember a friend giving me the floppy discs for the first TIE fighter game (all 6 or so of them, lol). It was a unique aspect of Star Wars that no other games offered. I guess I was just feeling nostalgic while doing space missions in SWTOR...
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  2. Yunners Force Ghost

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    There were rumors of work being started on another one years ago, but the plans were likely shelved indefinately along with Star Wars: Obi-Wan, Force Unleashed III and Battlefront III.

    I know what you mean though, I was hoping for proper ship to ship combat in SWTOR, instead we got a Rebel Assault clone. : /
  3. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    I haven't even got to play the likes of the X-wing and TIE Fighter series, mainly because I didn't have a computer and was rather young at the time, but I would definitely like to see a revival of the genre. I have actually played a few flight simulators, but I am not very good and no longer have a joystick for the ones available to me.
  4. DarthCane Force Ghost

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    I only ever owned X-Wing, although I did get to play a little bit of TIE Fighter, XvT, and XWA. Really miss those games, especially since they promoted the idea that the Rebellion was fought mostly by non-Jedi muggles (even if two of the protagonists were offscreen revealed to be latent Force-sensitives). I'd love to see a sequel set in New Republic times and get some new fighters like the E-wing and K-wing. The E-wing in particular would be a fun one - take the durability of a Y-wing or even a B-wing, the B-wing's torpedo capacity, and put it in a spaceframe with the speed and agility of a TIE Interceptor.
  5. Hightower Jedi Padawan

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    I would love to see another Star Wars space combat sim. I think it's time to try one. As I mentioned in another recent post, LucasArts would do well to create a competitive head-to-head game that allowed the players to fly fighters and earn experience to research and purchase upgrades, a la World of Tanks/World of Warplanes/Tribes.
  6. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    The space combat in Galaxies & Battlefront 2 was OK, but it would be good to have another space combat game on its own
  7. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    They could have at least made the space combat in Battlefront 2 more believable.
  8. Yunners Force Ghost

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    They tried to cover too many areas in Battlefront 2, it became a jack of all trades, but a master of none.
  9. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    Something more along the lines of the Battlefront Extreme mod is how I imagine Battlefront 2 should have been.
  10. Yunners Force Ghost

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    I've not heard of that one, how did it improve the game?
  11. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    It added so many things, including a lot of EU material like shadow stormtroopers, clone commandos, and ARC troopers, and a visual overhaul, including more varied legions of clone troopers. Here is a link to the final version of the mod.
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  12. Andrelious Jedi Master

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    Sep 26, 2012
    In some ways, is it not a good thing that LA have gone another direction?

    Given the general fall in quality (IMHO anyway) of their games since XWA, a new X-Wing series game would probably have some turd-class features, such as a poorly concieved storyline or gameplay more along the lines of Rogue Squadron or Rebel Assault...
  13. Yunners Force Ghost

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    I think XvT was a bit of a disappointment, but I really enjoyed XWA. Especially when the upgrade project came along. I think I must have flown the Death star mission more than any other in the X-wing series combined.