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Rumor – Star Wars: Imperial Commando Coming in 2017?

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Take this rumor with a HUGE grain of salt. Seriously, don’t get too excited about this one. We’re just doing our job and reporting on the info, so don’t chew off our heads if it doesn’t prove to be true.

A thread has appeared on Reddit this evening from a user claiming to have leaked details about another Star Wars-themed first person shooter being published by EA in  2017. The name of the game according to the user is Star Wars: Imperial Commando, and is being developed on the Frostbite Engine by a “well-known” studio in Austin, Texas.

There’s quite a few areas in the post where red-flags are raised about the credibility of the rumor. Mainly, the fact that Star Wars: Imperial Commando was a game in development back in 2004 and subsequently cancelled. Also, the user claims the game is coming to the Nintendo NX, which we know is in development, but with Nintendo’s track record with third party developers (particularly EA), it might be a bit early to claim as much. Then again, there’s probably a bunch of business stuff going on behind the scenes by people who have already seen Nintendo’s next console in action. So who knows?

Here’s the gist of the post, which includes pretty much all of the important details. Again, take it with a grain of salt.

  • Release will be November 2017.
  • It will be released for Microsoft Xbox One, Sony PlayStation 4, Nintendo NX and PC.
  • No surprise: The engine will be FrostBite 4.
  • Main focus will be on the campaign, but it will have an multiplayer. CoD like (small maps, fast paced, etc)
  • Up to four-player co-op play.
  • Each player has unique gadgets and features. The leader (RC-1138) can give orders to the others.
  • The HUD and the helmet-view will be even more important than in Republic Commando.
  • There will be vehicles in some parts of the game (like the Halo series).
  • Environment will mostly be destructible and take effect on the world (shooting the glass in a ship, for example, will suck everyone out into space)
  • Since its mostly an story-driven game, it will have a huge campaign and a lot of planets of the universe (20+ hours of play).
  • There will be an app that can be used as a second screen (like the Fallout 4 Pipboy) for gadgets, weapons, radar, etc.
  • So far, there’s no information on DLC.

You can check out the full thread of yourself by following the link.

As for what I think about this rumor? I’m going to go ahead and assume it’s fake, simply based on the track records of people supposedly sharing “teaser” websites for games. Also, most of the details are pretty much straight from Republic Commando, with the user basically stating things will be better in the sequel.

Let us know what you think about this rumor in the comments section and stay tuned for further updates. Just the mention of a sequel to Republic Commando gets me excited enough to follow this rumor through to its end.

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RUMOR: Xbox One S All Digital Images, Release Details Leak Ahead of Official Unveiling

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Images of a discless Xbox One S have leaked online, confirming rumors from last year.

Winfuture.de revealed the pictures it acquired yesterday, as well the name Xbox One S All Digital, prices, and a launch date. Check out the pictures down below.

The console would allow users who are less oriented in the physical media space to take advantage of an all-digital device.

Some of the speculation regarding all-digital hardware pictures a cheaper, maybe even smaller model. However, yesterday’s leak suggests that, while the Xbox One S All Digital may come bundled with games, the price will stick at around USD$250 with no real change in physical appearance.

The only visual difference between the Xbox One S and the Xbox One S All Digital is the lack of a disc drive. Otherwise, the two slimmed down pieces of hardware are visually identical.

As well as a look at the console, the website says that an official reveal will come April 16 with a release following on May 7.

The pictures uncovered do not come from an official source, so holding off believing everything here is for the best. That said, a device such as this makes sense for Microsoft considering the Xbox Game Pass and the inevitability of a more digitally-inclined market.

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