Bubbles? In this economy?
Despite downloads only starting to go out today we’ve already seen details, footage, and streams of EA’s upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront alpha. Among those download files were details of weapons, vehicles, and maps that may end up in the final game. While not every one of these details show up in the actual alpha the list seems pretty beefy overall. Most of the vehicles are what you’d expect from Star Wars game including X-Wings, TIE Fighters, ATSTs, AT-ATs, TIE Bombers, Y-Wings, and more. Some of the other vehicle names probably aren’t playable, like the Imperial Star Destroyer, but most likely will appear in the background of stages and levels.
Gameplay footage has also leaked but EA is doing their best to take down streams and any uploaded footage of the game. Despite their efforts footage is still out there and from what I’ve watched the game looks amazing. Though it still is in alpha the environments look very realistic and the gameplay looks pretty smooth. What I saw was a wave based survival mode which including power-ups and pickups, securing drop pods (think hard points), and a variety of enemy types. While elements of the Battlefield games were very obvious Battlefront didn’t feel like a Battlefield game, a very important distinction the first two Battlefront games made as well.
If you want to find the footage it’s out there but since EA is taking down all the uploads it finds and even banning streamers from the alpha it may not be in one place for too long. I have to hope the PC footage will look similar to the console versions but either way Battlefront may be the best looking game I’ve ever seen, and it’s not even done yet.