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17 comments by rocknroll237 on Aug 20th, 2014

Hello Star Wars: Battlecry fans (and the First Strike fans who are also reading this),

Today we have a big bit of news for you folks - the First Strike team is merging with the Star Wars: Battlecry team!
As Chad (new project leader of First Strike explains), 'When the First Strike team looked into switching to the Unreal 4 game engine, it just made sense to look into combining forces instead of starting completely over on a new engine. Both teams have a desire to develop a PC focused Star Wars game that simulates the the role of a trooper fighting for the Rebel or Imperial forces in large scale combined arms battles.' 
 When developing a game for a galaxy far, far away, almost everything has to be created from scratch. One of the things we're exploring at the moment is importing First Strike's large collection of models into the Unreal engine. If assets require improvements or modifications, this can be done but it will hopefully mean things will get done quicker and we can produce the free stand alone Star Wars game fans have been wanting all along. 

On top of that, the fact that we are merging with a very experienced and skilled team is exciting and we look forward to the future! 

We will keep you updated if anything else changes about the game/team.

Thank you for your support and patience,

The Star Wars: Battlecry team (and the newly merged First Strike members!) 

Btw, here's the awesome pic team member Jo Greve made for us to celebrate the merge!

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Guest Aug 21 2014, 5:48am says:

Wow! This is exciting news! First Strike has always been my favorite mod, now things get even better! Best of luck to you guys, looking forward for things to come :)

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FekLeyrTarg Aug 21 2014, 3:02am says:

I'm looking forward to see what you guys and gals will come up with. :-)

Since you've merged now, are you considering renaming BattleCry? Maybe something like "Star Wars: BattleCry - The First Strike"? :-)

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thefinalhack Aug 20 2014, 9:02pm says:

Absolutely gleefull to hear this!

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Brainlaag Aug 20 2014, 7:35pm says:

Glad to hear the talented people from First Strike can contribute to this project. Good luck and really thrilled to hear more from all you.

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meloncolymonster Aug 19 2014, 12:23am says:

Seeing as how I lack faith in EA/DICE to put out the Battlefront we've all been waiting for (battlefield 4/Hardline) this seems like it will fill the gap quite nicely (and properly).

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Guest Aug 19 2014, 8:02pm replied:

Battlefield Hardline is not made by DICE, it's made by Visceral Games'

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packy21 Aug 18 2014, 3:51am says:

If i would send one of you my system specs, could you already tell me if i could run the game. Or is that not possible at this stage?

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rocknroll237 Aug 19 2014, 5:57am replied:

You can double check the specs of UE4 though and see if you can run the editor okay. That'll give you the rough guidelines.

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Truebladed404 Aug 18 2014, 8:14pm replied:

We do not yet know what the final system requirements will be, sorry.

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Truebladed404 Aug 18 2014, 8:20pm replied:

While possible, I think we are going more with classic troop designs. We also have a few more photos of the classic troops to make our models off of. While the helmet is cool, some whole body shots would make for a more accurate model.
On that note, who else will go see Star Wars VII no matter how bad it is? *raises hand*

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