Star Wars First Assault Heading to XBLA
It seems that, regardless whether or Star Wars: First Assault is a reborn Battlefront or not, it will be coming to XBLA. Thanks to seven324 on our forums for the quick post, it seems that the cover art was leaked on the NeoGAF forums earlier today.
That bit of news can definitely bring mixed emotions and raise many questions. Is this an Xbox exclusive? Why digital only? Will it be multiplayer only? And of course, the most important one, is this a rebirth of the Battlefront franchise? It seems to me that the likelihood is high. I mean, look at the box art. It looks like it was ripped right from the game.
If this is the case, it does worry me just a bit. The fact they are going purely digital seems to imply a cheaper budget and a multiplayer only experience. While I love multiplayer and have nothing against digital distribution, there are definitely limitations to both. I hope that this is Lucas Arts testing the waters to see if a complete Battlefront game would work. I can understand their confusion and at this point, hesitation, wondering if the fanbase still cares (hint: we do).
That all rides on the fact that it is a Battlefront successor or at least in the same genre and styling. But hey, I even got Google on my side!
Well, at least it’s only their First Assault.
I should mention, Nitro has not left nor has his account been changed or comprised. This is Scott from the forums and I decided to get this up in case Nitro didn’t get a chance with his currently haphazard internet. May the force be with you.