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22 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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thefinalhack Jul 10 2014, 9:09pm says:

How far back do you think the engine upgrade will push the alpha release?

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Mandosis Jul 11 2014, 12:46am replied:

It has not being pushed back because we never had a solid timeline for when it would come out and are still estimating that it will be out by the end of this year. We are still working on the core game play, game modes and getting Bespin into playable shape. We should have an update out soon so keep an eye on our website, social media pages and of course ModDB/IndieDB.

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GeneralAdrian Jun 9 2014, 4:12pm says:

So from the E3 we didn't really see that much from DICE (just some seconds of epicness), will we expect some more updates from you this month?

The epicness can never be too epic...

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SharkYbg Jun 12 2014, 8:32pm replied:

We are currently working on the game mechanics and its that time of the year where people are busy with all kinds of stuff(exams etc) so we might not have anything fancy this month but when we have something more we will be glad to share it so you can see whats being going on ;)

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IngyBall May 27 2014, 11:23pm says:

Hi guys,I've been following this project from the very beginning since the times you guys were moving around different forum websites recruiting and your project is really coming together. I can't wait to play it!

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Truebladed404 May 28 2014, 10:41am replied:

It's always a pleasure to hear of the dedication you guys have given us! To have this devotion in a fan base is incredible! This game also rather depends on it. Since we cannot truly advertise in conventional ways, we are relying on the community to tell others, to make posts places, etc. Every single battlefront fan has hungered for the sequel that has been dangled in front of them just out of reach. . .it is beyond doubt that we will do the utmost to bring you a worthy title. We cannot wait to share this game with you all! (of course we still need some time for things so. . .enjoy some uj cake?)

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dg1995 May 26 2014, 10:30am says:

hello again team.
isn't Unreal Engine going to harm online matches of this game as much as it did to Mortal Kombat 9's online ?

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Schlechtwetterfront May 27 2014, 6:29am replied:


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Truebladed404 May 23 2014, 10:35pm replied:

We hope to release a working Alpha version sometime this year, 2014. The actual window is rather large as we cannot be certain when this elaborate electronic puzzle will be competed. I can tell you now that the artist are just as hyped to see things coming together as you are! It will be an exciting advent when we are ready to share Battlecry with you all!

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