Star Wars Battlefront 2’s marketing campaign is penned by Spec Ops: The Line author Walt Williams

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Spec Ops: The Line was fairly good, proper? An common third-person shooter elevated by its story: a videogame riff on Joseph Conrad’s novel, Heart of Darkness. Set in Dubai, the sport was a refreshing change from the standard gung-ho shooters, with a decidedly anti-military tackle armed battle. Well, Star Wars Battlefront 2’s single-player story is being co-written by its lead author, Walt Williams. 

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Williams has acknowledged up to now that he thinks videogames can do violence significantly better. He doesn’t imagine digital violence is dangerous, however he thinks an excessive amount of of it desensitises us. In different phrases, violence in videogames is extra affecting when used sparingly, or when it’s higher contextualised. 

Hopefully this implies Star Wars Battlefront 2 has its share of quiet moments, wherein the thrilling house battles and forest-set firefights have one thing to distinction in opposition to. 

Star Wars Battlefront 2 places gamers within the sneakers of Iden Versio, the commander of Imperial black ops staff Inferno Squad. The story follows the destruction of the Death Star, with the Empire searching for revenge on the Rebellion for this horrible act of terrorism.

Basically, you play because the dangerous guys and see what they bought as much as in the course of the 30-year hole between Episode VI and VII, whereas additionally taking management of a well-known face once in a while. 

Elsewhere within the author credit, ex-IGN journalist Mitch Dyer is co-writing the faction-flipped storyline. This will probably be Dyer’s first triple-A writing challenge.