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Star Wars: Attack Squadrons cancelled

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Star Wars: Attack Squadrons cancelled

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Nemarus
05.23.2014 , 02:20 PM | #1
http://kotaku.com/new-star-wars-spac...led-1580779510

(link has 10 minutes of gameplay footage)

It definitely looks like it had a lot in common with GSF, though I will say GSF was a lot more polished and engaging, even in closed beta, than SWAS closed beta footage looked.

That being said, it didn't look so bad as to warrant cancellation. My guess is that between F2P GSF and Star Wars: Battlefront 3 coming out soon, the powers that be didn't want to dilute the Star Wars Space Combat audience with a browser game.

The wishful thinker in me hopes that some of the devs from SWAS get hired by BioWare to augment GSF's development staff!
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General_Brass
05.23.2014 , 02:27 PM | #2
I tried attack squadrons can see why it got shot down. While it definitely had potential and had many features GSF could use it had even more problems than GSF.

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TrinityLyre
05.23.2014 , 02:28 PM | #3
Good. Shutter all the garbage games and have a new, sweet sequel to the TIE Fighter series.
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Kalphitis
05.23.2014 , 02:51 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by TrinityLyre View Post
Good. Shutter all the garbage games and have a new, sweet sequel to the TIE Fighter series.
Screw the TF series. I want X-Wing Alliance 2. Uncle Antan is still alive and mocking all of us.

He NEEDS to be killed.

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Kalphitis
05.23.2014 , 02:59 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Nemarus View Post
That being said, it didn't look so bad as to warrant cancellation. My guess is that between F2P GSF and Star Wars: Battlefront 3 coming out soon, the powers that be didn't want to dilute the Star Wars Space Combat audience with a browser game.
Never heard of this game until now....

I personally never understood the popularity of the Battlefront games. The first Battlefront was quite clearly a 'Star Wars copy' of Battlefield 1942 -- except it was glitchy and not nearly as good. The space combat in Battlefront 2 was horrendous. I'm not going to waste money on the third one like I did the first two.

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Zoom_VI
05.23.2014 , 03:25 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Kalphitis View Post
Never heard of this game until now....

I personally never understood the popularity of the Battlefront games. The first Battlefront was quite clearly a 'Star Wars copy' of Battlefield 1942 -- except it was glitchy and not nearly as good. The space combat in Battlefront 2 was horrendous. I'm not going to waste money on the third one like I did the first two.
Maybe but Battlefront also had a extensive modding community that stil endurs to this day. Although I feel like swf1 was more polished than swbf2.

ironically I happen to be munging (compiling) a custom belsavis map for bf2 as I type this
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