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Respawn Entertainment’s Star Wars FPS Is Inspired By Dark Forces, Developed In Unreal Engine 5

Respawn Entertainment’s Star Wars upcoming first-person shooter is inspired by Dark Forces, and it is developed using Unreal Engine 5.

According to a recent job listing for the position of Senior User Interface Artist at EA/Respawn Entertainment for the upcoming Star Wars FPS, the game is inspired by classic titles like Dark Forces and Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2, and is being developed from the ground up leveraging the power of Unreal Engine 5.

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As per the listing, Respawn Entertainment is combining the inspiration from Dark Forces and Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2 and the technology available via Unreal Engine 5 with its pedigree for making best-in-class shooters to deliver a brand new experience its players will enjoy. Going by the description, we’re inclined to believe the game will have gameplay somewhere along the lines of Dark Forces meets Titanfall, which does sound like it could shape up into something very exciting for fans of both Star Wars and Respawn Entertainment.

For the uninitiated, Star Wars: Dark Forces is a first-person shooter developed by LucasArts, released in 1995 for MS-DOS and Macintosh, and in 1996 for PlayStation. It’s set in the Star Wars expanded universe, starting just before the original Star Wars film, then jumping ahead a year after. Players assume the role of Kyle Katarn, engaging in combat against different creatures and characters from the Star Wars universe. Alongside combat, the game features environmental puzzles and hazards. It follows a linear storyline told through mission briefings and cutscenes. The game’s missions occur in diverse settings across the Star Wars universe, such as a Star Destroyer interior, Jabba the Hutt’s yacht, and the planet Coruscant, where players must infiltrate a computer vault.

Nightdive Studios is currently working on a remastered version of Star Wars: Dark Forces for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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