New Star Wars Game Rumoured To Be Officially Announced This Week
EA Motive's mysterious new game - which we know at the moment as Star Wars: Project Maverick - might be getting an official announcement this week, maybe even as early as tomorrow according to sources.
Following Motive joining social media, Schreier suggested that a new game announcement was imminent, and then when pressed said that it would be a Star Wars game. On the same Motive tweet, Grubb replied with a gif of Top Gun's Maverick character. Take that however you like, but in my humble opinion it's been delivered with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer to the face.
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If you didn't catch the leaks back in March, Project Maverick is the assumed codename for a Star Wars title being worked on by EA's new Motive Studios. It showed up, seemingly accidentally, on the PlayStation Store, with the artwork depicting a small squadron of X-Wing Fighters approaching an Imperial Star Destroyer backdropped by cascading, fiery lava. Maybe this is a fire planet? Maybe it's Mustafar?
A subsequent report by Kotaku suggests that this won't be a big-budget Star Wars game, and is more likely a smaller title. What this means with regards to gameplay is anybody's guess, but my personal feeling is that it could be something in the vein of X-Wing vs TIE Fighter or perhaps even a Rogue Squadron reboot.
What makes this all the more interesting is that Sony recently confirmed that a PlayStation 5 reveal event is also happening this week, on Thursday 4th June - just a couple of days after this game is reported to be unveiled. That, of course, could make this an early look at a PlayStation 5 title, and a Star Wars one at that. Exciting times for fans.
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