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The Axis of Evil: Disney, EA and Poor Old Star Wars …

Posted in Gaming these days ..., News with tags , , , on May 8, 2013 by Rabidgames

So you thought it was a bad day when Lucas sold out his heritage to Disney? Oh boy, that story now feels like a good time back then!

Now we know that Electronic “Arts” has the license to bleed the last life out of the Star Wars franchise. Granted, The Force Unleashed 2 was awfully short … but EA? Seriously? E fuckin’ A?

But hey, maybe it’s not the end of the world. Let’s have a look what might happen in the future in a galaxy far away:

Star Wars: Battlefield of Hoth – DICE delivers a pure Battlefield experience including TIE fighters and AT/ATs. Actually, that one could be cool!

Star Wars in Dead Space – Of course, it’s going to be a co-op only horror experience set in the darkest corners of the universe … or probably just in your local Tatooine pub next door. Sadly, you’ll be able to use the force via micro-transaction only.

FIFA Star Wars – Imagine an epic final between the Empire and Droids in the Death Star. Or what about Jedi vs Ewoks in a tree stadium? And the, you can finally build your Ultimate Dream Team: Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Yoda and Chewbacca all in one hell of a team!

Mass Effect vs Star Wars – A previously unknown mass portal opens a door to another galaxy far, far away. Including Shepard’s 495th clone and the infamous day 1 DLC “From the Cinder of the Old Republic“. Plus, the ending depends on the colour of your light saber!

Star Wars: Burnout – How many X-Wings can you crash in one go? And let’s play bowling with asteroid fields! Another fine Premium to Play experience delivered by EA.

Command & Conquer Coruscant – Control the armies of the brave Jedi forces or the ominous armies of Darth Kane! No one knows if it’s going to be F2P and MP only though … who needs a fucking campaign these days anyway?

Mercenaries: The Fett Dynasty – A galaxy-stretching open world experience where your loyalty belongs to currency. Your goal? Blow shit up, of course! Rumours are we might be able to control the Death Star!

Rabidgames pukes: No, this news is bad news. EA might be successful, but the price is too high for us few old school gamers: gleichschaltung of all games, forced MP, online passes and micro transactions, no more innovation – say hello to a new generation of stale Star Wars themed shooters. Needless to say, Rabidgames would be an incredibly happy Sith Lord if proven wrong …

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