A recent leak alleges that the new Star Wars game from Skydance New Media is set in the Rebel Alliance era and may be a Project Ragtag revival.
A recent leak has indicated that Skydance New Media’s upcoming Star Wars game will be set in the Rebel Alliance era. The Rebel Alliance era is when the original Star Wars trilogy took place, and if the leak is accurate, this new story could be taking place right before the events of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
Skydance New Media and Lucasfilm Games announced that they were collaborating on a new Star Wars game earlier this month, with award-winning writer and director Amy Hennig at the helm. Skydance New Media was formed in 2019 and stated that it wanted to create richly interactive experiences across traditional gaming platforms and streaming services, and considering these goals and Hennig’s highly acclaimed history with series such as Uncharted and Legacy of Kain, it is somewhat unsurprising that the upcoming Star Wars project is set to be a narrative-driven experience.
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Dualshockers received a report offering insight as to when the new Star Wars title would take place from Accountngt, who has a credible track record with leaks that provided the first details on titles such as Quantic Dream’s Star Wars Eclipse. According to this report, this game will be taking place in the same era as the original Star Wars trilogy and could be a revival of Visceral Games’ Project Ragtag, which was canceled in 2019, following Visceral Games closing down in 2017.
Project Ragtag was set to be a linear, heist adventure game that Amy Hennig was involved in, and was set to take place right before the events of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Project Ragtag was described as an incredibly ambitious project that would have seen players taking control of multiple members of a team, while the game’s AI would control the other teammates in what appears to be a similar way to what players saw in last year’s Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy game. Other gameplay elements included non-lethal approaches that involved utilizing the game’s environments to sabotage and defeat enemies.
Response to Project Ragtag was positive, with many fans eagerly anticipating the title and getting to play out a Rebel Alliance era heist story. As a result, there was a lot of disappointment upon its cancellation. Given Amy Hennig’s history with Project Ragtag, and the narrative-led nature of Skydance New Media’s upcoming Star Wars game, those fans should have plenty to look forward to when it releases.
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Sources: Accountngt/Twitter (via Dualshockers)
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