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SWBF: EA Reboot by DICE => Star Wars Battlefront: EA Reboots 1 and 2 => Topic started by: Davenport on September 18, 2014, 08:59:09 AM

Title: EU to new Battlefront
Post by: Davenport on September 18, 2014, 08:59:09 AM
What do you think is the likelihood that some Expanded Universe (EU) elements may make it's way into the new Battlefront?

I'm not expecting Disney to hold DICE and EA to the idea that the EU no longer officially exists, so maybe we have the potential for some maps and characters that are EU related?

I think it would not be far fetched to have a Captain Rex included in the main story-line in some way. Or to even have a post-Emperor Empire in part of the story?

What do you think?
Title: Re: EU to new Battlefront
Post by: Led on September 18, 2014, 10:40:49 AM
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Title: Re: EU to new Battlefront
Post by: Dark_Phantom on September 18, 2014, 10:51:51 AM
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That would be funny if this was wrong :P

I honestly think they are going to stick to the first six movies, and whatever they can get their hands on for the next 3.  Although I wouldn't be surprised to see maps that don't make it into movies, but are kind of known (Rhen Var is a big example from BF1).  Of course, I wouldn't expect to see Alderaan considering it was blown up.  :P
Title: Re: EU to new Battlefront
Post by: Led on September 18, 2014, 11:21:06 AM
I think they have already said that they will dump the EU for the movies.

I expect the games will follow the movies.
Title: Re: EU to new Battlefront
Post by: Davenport on September 18, 2014, 11:45:27 AM
ehh... a man can hope
Title: Re: EU to new Battlefront
Post by: Commander Awesome on September 18, 2014, 11:57:45 AM
TCW is not EU. Though I don't see them including stuff from it either. I hope they at least add tanks to the rebels. 
Title: Re: EU to new Battlefront
Post by: Syyy on September 18, 2014, 12:14:43 PM
I guess they will be using the new EU, that is considered canon ( it includes any Star Wars movies ( 1 to 9 ), TCW movie and series, the upcoming Rebels series, and any book released after their announcement ). I believe they are working with Star Wars officials to make sure they storyline fits within what is canon according to Lucas.
Title: Re: EU to new Battlefront
Post by: Commander Awesome on September 18, 2014, 12:56:03 PM
I still hope they add ground vehicles for the rebels. DICE, if you are reading this, PLEASE ADD REBEL GROUND VEHICLES!!!
Title: Re: EU to new Battlefront
Post by: Davenport on September 18, 2014, 02:34:40 PM
I do realize now that I had forgotten the TV series were technically included in the non-EU mix.

Do any of the existing games still count as EU?
If you answered Yes or No to that, do you think EA/DICE will try to include something to possibly tie into other Star Wars games?
Title: Re: EU to new Battlefront
Post by: RepComm on September 18, 2014, 02:42:17 PM
I personally hope they stray from the story line a bit, throw some new planets in there (or at least do something like TCW) I liked the take SWTOR had, just not the game controls and download size :P
Title: Re: EU to new Battlefront
Post by: Commander Awesome on September 18, 2014, 03:48:17 PM
SWTOR is a grey area since it's still ongoing, I'm not even sure if Lucasfilm themselves know where to place it. All their statements on the matter are very ambiguous.
Title: Re: EU to new Battlefront
Post by: Unit 33 on September 19, 2014, 04:37:46 AM
I expect some reference to The Clone Wars/Rebels/The New Films, because money.
Title: Re: EU to new Battlefront
Post by: Gistech on September 24, 2014, 09:34:38 AM
Some ex-EU elements have already made their way into some new official material (ie Purge Troopers and AT-CTs in Star Wars Commander). However, we have no idea how this game will turn out so it'll be difficult to say.
Title: Re: EU to new Battlefront
Post by: SG-17 on October 04, 2014, 08:45:47 AM
Well I expect small stuff like Dark Troopers, Jet Troopers, etc. Maybe some maps too.
Title: Re: EU to new Battlefront
Post by: Gistech on October 04, 2014, 08:55:21 AM
Well, with Star Wars Commander, they retconned the old Phase II Dark Trooper out of existence and renamed the TFU Purge Trooper as the Phase II Dark Trooper, and apparently Phase II Shock Troopers still exist in the Galactic Civil War. So, I'd expect certain things to come back, even if the same names are not attached to them as before.
Title: Re: EU to new Battlefront
Post by: Syyy on October 13, 2014, 02:47:31 PM
Well our friend from the youtube channel StarWarsCentral (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFnWFurX7LKRb1pArvnczqg) did a piece of news about the confirmation of the new game being canon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTgn98crFgw
Title: Re: EU to new Battlefront
Post by: Commander Awesome on October 13, 2014, 03:22:40 PM
Off topic: Man, it sucks that SWTOR isn't canon. It doesn't even make any sense. First off, unless if they want to COMPLETELY REWRITE the ancient history of the galaxy,  it's WAY too far in the past  to make a difference, and if it's over that stupid Korriban to "Moriband" thing I'd be even more ticked.

Secondly, and more importantly, it's still ongoing, with a new story expansion coming soon. That just contradicts their statement of "all new stories going forward will be canon". All that'll do is confuse people.   :rant:

In short: Disney, what are you doing?

Back on topic: If they felt the need to state that the new Battlefont's canon, I hope that means it'll have a story campaign and/or some new or reintroduced characters, units locations, vehicles, etc.  :)
Title: Re: EU to new Battlefront
Post by: Carbon27 on October 13, 2014, 04:16:00 PM
Off topic: Man, it sucks that SWTOR isn't canon. It doesn't even make any sense. First off, unless if they want to COMPLETELY REWRITE the ancient history of the galaxy,  it's WAY too far in the past  to make a difference, and if it's over that stupid Korriban to "Moriband" thing I'd be even more ticked.

Secondly, and more importantly, it's still ongoing, with a new story expansion coming soon. That just contradicts their statement of "all new stories going forward will be canon". All that'll do is confuse people.   :rant:

In short: Disney, what are you doing?

Back on topic: If they felt the need to state that the new Battlef(r)ont's canon, I hope that means it'll have a story campaign and/or some new or reintroduced characters, units locations, vehicles, etc.  :)

 Hmmm...   I came across a very good article a while back showing how KotOR and all EU is still canon-ish, I would love to get it for you but I can't find it. If I find it again, and after I re-read it just to make sure it's what I think it is/was, I will link immediately. Ok, before I say anything else about what I thought the article read, I read it well past midnight. I'm not sure if I was in my right mind when I read it.

 I thought it said that everything happened, but not exactly how the game (or book, show, etc) said it. For instance, The Exile could be a male like it should have been and Revan could have been a female.  I don't know that much about SWTOR, but the same could apply for that.

 I actually like the fact that this happened, I don't know how much this effects the movies, but I don't really care for the movies. The only part of SW I fell in love with are the Old Republic games/times. And, unfortunately, in (Spoilers ahead!) SWTOR (Or the Revan novel), the Exile is a female, who dies way too early. The fact that that didn't happen makes me so glad.

 Ok, so the Battlefront Canon...    I couldn't care less if it was Canon/non Canon. I mean, SWBF was never Canon, what's to canonize? And so much of it was...          off. Just look at CC, that map wasn't realistic at all. If it really matters to the new SWBF if it is canon or not, then there is probably going to be a story to it. Please, don't give it a story. I just want instant action offline and good online servers.

Guess it all depends on if your happy with old SW canon.

lr;dr

Disney did something right for once.

I will find that web site and post, and I will link it.


It also feels so much easier to accept whatever story in Star Wars you want, either way you look at this.

Title: Re: EU to new Battlefront
Post by: Davenport on October 13, 2014, 04:31:30 PM
At this point in time, which is still way too far from the game's release anyway, I wouldn't be too sure about it being 100% absolutely Canon. DICE and Disney, both companies have always been lenient about things, especially when they get feedback from the fans or they notice certain trends. DICE has shown this with their games, and Disney with the TV shows.

I can't honestly see it being 100% Canon, straight down to even the number of hairs Chewbacca has. (Which is actually noted somewhere, I think.)