I'm glad we're getting a starfighter game, but I'll wait a few days and see what the gameplay looks like before I get excited. I mean, I'm a little excited: A modern Star Wars starfighter game is something I dream about. However, I know this likely won't be the game of my dreams, though I hope it'll still be good. 5v5 multiplayer seems a strange choice. I'm not holding out much hope for the singleplayer story, either, not after EA Battlefront 2's singleplayer campaign. This is EA, after all. It wouldn't surprise me if they **** it up again.Set after the Empire got its arse kicked in Return of the Jedi, you'll be flying for the New Republic or the dregs of the Empire, out for revenge. You'll be able to get into first-person dogfights in both the singleplayer campaign and 5v5 multiplayer.
It's not too far off, either. It's coming on October 2 via Steam, Origin and the Epic Games Store. Everyone will be able to play together, too, regardless of platform, thanks to crossplay between the PC, Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game. Expect VR support on PS4 and PC, too.
While the trailer doesn't give us a look at any in-game footage, EA's going to be showing off some gameplay during its EA Play even on June 18.
Wait, the team making Knights of Honor II are the same ones behind Total War: Troy?! I thought Black Sea Games was a different studio from the former Black Sea Studios that is now CA Sofia.Yeah I saw that and my jaw dropped. Monumentally horrible. I also like how they haven't finished whatever animation they have for walls falling down so they just showed two separate images.
The fact that this is the same team that made Knights of Honor and is going on to make Knights of Honor II is just deflating. I hope they just phoned this one in and that they aren't actually a gashed company now.