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22 comments by rocknroll237 on Oct 28th, 2014

Hello once again Star Wars: Battlecry fans!

Today we're posting a quick update to let you know about the great progress we've been making on Cloud City (as well as new sound effects – Richard Goulet is responsible for creating these epic sounds - concepts and new/improved 3D models).

On top of this, we want to take a minute to mention our awesome new partnership with BlackIntel, who are letting us use their servers and storage! They are a great bunch of people and we highly recommend you check them out. More info on this partnership will be released at a later date.

Regarding the First Strike merge, we now have everything set up to ensure that assets from the First Strike and Battlecry teams is all in one place. We are still in the process of evaluating First Strike assets and getting the usable ones ready for UE4. This will take some time, especially as many team members have been very busy with other commitments. Things are moving in the right direction, however!


So, without further ado, it’s time to show you guys some progress:

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As you can see above, a lot of work has been done trying to get the lighting in the Carbon Freezing Chamber as atmospheric as possible (Joseph Greve, Ande and Sharky have been the main contributors to this part of the level). On top of that, a lot of effort has gone into creating high quality props and textures: this level of detail is exactly what we're aiming for. Other areas such as the residential area have also been worked on and are coming along nicely!


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Above is our re-worked and improved Rebel Trooper model by Ande. We have tried to go for a very detailed look, consistent with many of our other quality 3D models. Once we have the vast amount of First Strike models imported into UE4, we can begin to take what the First Strike team has done and build upon it, ensuring we get the most out of the powerful new UE4 features.


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Member Thomas Woodward started work on a fantastic Imperial Probe Droid for us a few months ago but now you can see his latest progress.


In case you're wondering where the team is at with regard to our menu concepts and HUD designs, due to several brand new features making their way into the latest version of UE4, we've decided to come up with several fresh and exciting ideas. We won't be revealing too much of this at this time as they are still conceptual (and we've shown enough WIP menu/HUD concepts for now!) but we'll keep you updated.

As always, stay tuned for more and may the force be with you!

The Star Wars: Battlecry team


PS: If you have skills and have some free time at hand, contact us! We're especially in need of Animators, 3D Artists (primarily for weapons and equipment) and Environment Artists!

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austen1000
austen1000 Aug 29 2014, 8:36am says:

Alright, since First Strike is merging with Battlecry (ironic, since it was a Battlecry dev member who recommended the mod in the first place), I have one question. When will AI bot support become available?

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Dnamro
Dnamro Sep 2 2014, 7:48pm replied:

I am really excited about the possibilities for making multiplayer bots smarter on the Unreal engine than what could be done in First Strike with the BF2142 engine. Just expect that initially, if available, it will be very basic, but will get better as we develop the game.

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austen1000
austen1000 Aug 29 2014, 2:34pm replied:

You guys haven't cut bot support from multiplayer, right?

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Schlechtwetterfront Creator
Schlechtwetterfront Aug 30 2014, 6:54am replied:

Bots are not a priority, but a possibility.

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austen1000
austen1000 Aug 30 2014, 11:09am replied:

I'm not going to lie, that actually disappoints me a little (more so if bots are indeed not included eventually). It's getting harder and harder to find games with good singleplayer support. I haven't played any Battlefield game past 2142 because of the lack of bots (singleplayer campaigns get repetative after a while), and 2142 was only because of the First Strike mod. If bots are included, me, and surely others as well, will greatly appreciate it. I already know that Battlefront 2015 is not going to include bots, so, thats out of the question.

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Schlechtwetterfront Creator
Schlechtwetterfront Aug 30 2014, 1:37pm replied:

We have very simple (Team) Death Match bots right now. These will stay, but extending those beyond the Death Match rules and making them smarter depends on how fast we progress with other stuff, where the team's skills lie at that time etc.

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austen1000
austen1000 Aug 30 2014, 1:45pm replied:

Well, I know the Team Lead of First Strike, Dnamro, was an expert of sorts with adding bot support to mods, like First Strike. Perhaps maybe he could contribute to the bot sector if he gets the chance. Heck, if I could afford the UE4 engine, I would learn the AI systems and contribute myself.

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rocknroll237 Creator
rocknroll237 Sep 1 2014, 12:49pm replied:

Dnamro has indeed been looking into AI support, but like Ande says, there are more important aspects of the game to focus on atm.

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austen1000
austen1000 Sep 2 2014, 3:14pm replied:

I know you guys have more important things at the moment. As long as improved bot support comes at some point in time, I am content with waiting. I just didn't want them to be left out completely, or at least left out of conquest mode.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Sep 3 2014, 6:41am replied:

Thanks for your comments and support Austen1000, nice to see you come over here and continue that support. With regards to bot support, you have to remember that even with First Strike the level of bot support that we enjoyed at the end didn't come till quite late in the day and well after the game had become well established and well rounded as a multiplayer experience. This is really a quite necessary way to go about it, as what use is solid bot support without an already solid and tried and tested gameplay experience for it to support? Only once we see how the game plays in multiplayer can we really see how best to make the bots perform for an immersive and believable singleplayer experience.

At these early stages many other issues will take priority such as the development of art assets, maps, coding and core gameplay concepts. Once these factors are taken care of to at least some decent level? Then bot support might come to the fore. That said, knowing Dnamro he is already tearing the Unreal 4 Engine apart looking into how to make some really cool bot support for the game. So be patient. Bot support might not be there from the get go, but it should be included at some point.

And with you mentioning that there will be no bot support in the new Star Wars: Battlefront, maybe that will be another key selling point for our game project which differentiates it from that game.

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austen1000
austen1000 Sep 6 2014, 8:05pm replied:

Well, I'm not 100% sure that's the case, but, if the history of Battlefield and bot support is anything to go by, I feel that bot support will be cut from the new Battlefront game.

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TheRealIndy
TheRealIndy Sep 9 2014, 1:45am replied:

If they want Battlefront to be the best Star Wars game ever, they're gonna have to add bots.

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Guest
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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Truebladed404
Truebladed404 Aug 22 2014, 7:12am replied:

They certainly are a skilled group. They are bringing a healthy amount of experience with them. Now that we have their assistance, Battlecry will be all the better!
Also, to the First Strike team, Thanks!

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FekLeyrTarg
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
thefinalhack Aug 22 2014, 10:45am replied:

Whilst I generally think the prospect of renaming would be pointless that really does sound epic.

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thefinalhack
thefinalhack Aug 20 2014, 9:02pm says:

Absolutely gleefull to hear this!

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Brainlaag
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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Truebladed404
Truebladed404 Aug 22 2014, 7:08am replied:

Indeed, we are lucky to have them!

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epavichthesavage
epavichthesavage 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
Guest Aug 19 2014, 8:02pm replied:

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

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