BSG Themed Mod Of Star Wars: Empire At War (FOC)
If you’re were ever a Star Wars fan, chances are you made a very difficult decision, sometime around 2001, to admit that it had turned to pure, distilled space-crap. Especially after the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica turned out to be the greatest thing of all time*. But what if Star Wars could be as good as BSG? Well, thanks to enterprising modders UnitedStudios, the question may soon be answered. Slated for an August, 2010 release, Battlestar Galactica: At War is a full conversion of Star Wars: Empire At War: Forces Of Corruption that aims to replace everything in the game with elements from the BSG universe. More details, and Olmos Power, after the jump:
UnitedStudios is making some rather fantastic promises about this game: New Factions, (Colonial and Cylon Races); In game-elements incorporated from the original 70′s BSG as well as the modern version; Hero unit based on series characters; An exhaustive list of ships from the BSG universe. It sounds amazing, especially since they also promise you’ll be playing an approximation of the entire storyline, from [SPOILER ALERT] the nuking of the 12 colonies, through the discovery of (the Second) Earth. No word on whether it will come force you to direct Lee Adama as he plays detective, but even if, it’s a victory for all colonial citizens.
August is a long way off still, and the production diary indicates they’re only about 50% complete. You can see by the screen cap that it’s definitely still in Work-In-Progress mode. But even if this ends up being delayed, it still just made my top 3 must play mods of whatever year it comes out. He’s hoping it’s as good as the premise.
*NOTE: Last 30 minutes of the series finale not covered by this guarantee