The Star Wars franchise has always had strong ties with the gaming world, thanks to a lot of titles based on the franchise: older gamers will surely remember the old Star Wars Famicom platform game as well as more games released on Super Nintendo, just to name the oldest titles.
Over the past few days we have come to know that Star Wars: First Assault, a multiplayer shooter, has been currently put on hold by LucasArts despite the game being almost complete. This was mostly due to the recent acquisition of the franchise by Disney. Kotaku was able to get its hands on some new gameplay footage, showing how the game has everything to rival with more famous first person shooters like Call Of Duty and Battlefield.
The two available clips showcase gameplay features including bugs and incomplete art: since the clips were made the game received a lot of improvements. The first available clip is taken from the game’s intro, showing a Stormtropper putting on his helmet.
The second clip is a lot more interesting: the video shows both first and third person view action, with stormtroopers and rebels battling across various Star Wars locations like the Tatooine planet. From what can be seen in the clips, the gameplay experience doesn’t look to different from Call Of Duty and Battlefield multiplayer mode.
As of now, the game’s destiny is still uncertain but it would be a shame if it doesn’t get released in the end, given the overall quality shown in the short clips.