Halo 4 lead writer joins Bungie
Christopher Schlerf, last seen working on Mass Effect Andromeda, has been snapped up by Bungie to work on Destiny. Er, what happened in Halo 4, again? Visceral nailed space-horror with but any Solo tie-in would need a lighter tone. Han cut off arms first?
Disney’s official gaming partner Electronic Arts has put its best studios on the case in an attempt to keep up with Mickey Mouse’s incessant money-churning factory. We’ve already examined in these pages the evidence that Visceral Games – the studio behind Dead Space – is working on a third-person, open-world adventure based around a younger Han Solo; with Uncharted writer Amy Hennig and former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond on board, there’s some serious programming muscle behind this project. Whether it’s a direct tie-in with the Han Solo film or not, the smart money is on Visceral’s game releasing closer to the film’s 2018 release date than today. Hope for a taster at E3.
Visceral Games has been bullish about its Star Wars plans on social media, but BioWare isn’t so Hopefully Star
DLC can lure us back into battle, as our copy’s frozen in carbonite, Han Solo-style. forthcoming. One interesting tidbit is BioWare’s Austin studio – responsible for the 2011 MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic – is recruiting for a new, unannounced project. Nonetheless, most RPG fans will be rooting for a new entry in the long-dormant Knights of the Old Republic series – BioWare being the studio responsible for the very first KotOR, released on Xbox back in 2003.
While Lego Star Wars: Force Awakens is due to arrive on June 28, EA’s games might seem like they’re in a galaxy far, far away. But fret not: EA DICE has your six over the coming year, with a deluge of new Star Wars Battlefront expansion packs. By the time you read this, Outer Rim should’ve hit, which takes the battle to Jabba’s palace and the industrial factories of Sullust. This summer’s Bespin takes us to the titular cloud city, while fall’s Death Star takes us to that big space station we all love. All in all, the next few years offer a new hope for Star Wars fans.
// If Disney has made cool again, then it’s also made it prolific, wi th three films scheduled over the next three years//