The primary footage of Zynga’s new free-to-play Star Wars sport has appeared throughout an Apple occasion and it isn’t very encouraging.
A sport referred to as Star Wars: Hunters sound fairly thrilling – perhaps that Mandalorian impressed bounty hunter sport everybody’s been hoping for – however the actuality is reasonably much less intriguing.
For a begin the sport is by FarmVille maker Zynga and is meant just for launch on Nintendo Change and mobiles as a free-to-play title. And if that units alarm bells ringing the primary footage is unlikely to change them off.
The sport’s a 3rd particular person, multiplayer area fight sport, which is introduced in-universe as a gladiatorial occasion that bounty hunters, Jedi, and Sith all compete in – which appears so absurdly off-brand it’s form of stunning that Lucasfilm Video games okayed it.
The massive reveal this week has been a pre-rendered trailer introducing the principle characters, however Apple additionally unveiled a number of seconds of precise gameplay footage throughout their iPhone 13 reveal occasion.
It appears precisely as you’d count on, which is to say a generic multiplayer motion sport whose connections to the Star Wars universe are perilously skinny.
Some new screenshots additionally leaked however the one optimistic information is that the sport is being developed by British developer NaturalMotion and Boss Alien, the latter finest recognized for the CSR Racing sequence.
If you’re within the sport – and it’s free so that you may as properly give it a go anyway – the opposite information is that it’s been delayed and received’t now be out this 12 months.
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As to what would be the subsequent correct Star Wars sport, it’s nonetheless unclear. Respawn are engaged on a sequel to Fallen Order nevertheless it hasn’t even been formally introduced but.
Likewise, Ubisoft’s new open world sport hasn’t been seen in public but and the one ones which were are the not too long ago unveiled Knights of the Previous Republic remake and the repeatedly delayed Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.
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