On this totally unforced edition of EBC we discuss the approach EA is taking to its 10 year license with the Star Wars games. Plus, Ubisoft confirms AC: Unity, Far Cry 4 might have elephants, Microsoft tries to move more Xbox Ones and we talk about VR via Oculus. All of that and more on this virtually awesome edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!
TOPIC: STAR WARS GOES BATTY: Team EBC jumps in its Tie Fighter to talk about recent word that EA plans on implementing the Batman: Arkham formula to its upcoming Star Wars games in terms of story and overall brand association. What exactly does this mean for the future of Star Wars games and what should fans be excited for or concerned about? We go batty for the opportunity to shed some light (sabre) on this all-important gaming topic!
MEMBER: Miguel Ramos
Hi guys. Good show. Just my two cents regarding VR. Personally I'm not worried about the true potential of the VR headsets, either it's Oculus Rift or Sony's Morpheus. They may have their problems but I'm sure in time they will be sorted. I'm also not worried about the appeal of the VR. Just like motion controls, if it works people will latch on to it and try new things. My problem is to know if VR can last long. I may be wrong, but I don't remember a single novelty that didn't wear off in gaming, specially if it needs an ad on. The Wii was a great hit but died quickly, motion controls are mostly dead, music games with all the plastic instruments are also dead, even 3D television never really took off. Why? Because people don't want to wear the glasses at home. So, if glasses are a problem, how can a full blown headset be ok? I really do believe people will get excited, it will be a success and die in 4 or 5 years. People want to sit down, have a way to control the game with their hands and want to be free from anything really attached to their body or any real physical effort. There will be a subset of gamers that will love it and cherish it, but true mainstream long lasting appeal is not something I foresee. Of course Sony and Microsoft need to get in the next big thing, either it being a fad or something more substantial. They cannot afford to be the odd man out, so there will be an arms race for the future of VR, and in a few years it will be something else.