Footage of an alleged, unannounced Star Wars RTS has surfaced. It features gameplay of classic ships and characters set at an isometric perspective in the midst of a battle on Tatooine. You can check it out for yourself on Vimeo.
Spotted by Twitter user Nerd Leaks, the video contains footage of X-Wings flying around and chasing TIE fighters, while stormtroopers, rebels, and Luke Skywalker fight it out on the ground. You can also see AT-AT’s and AT-ST’s in the mix. The game shown in the video has likely been cancelled. You can see some screenshots below.
The footage was posted by Elise Baldwin, who served as audio director for a number of games in EA’s The Sims series. She says she was the audio director on the Star Wars RTS as well, though it’s not confirmed that it was, at one point, an EA project. We’ve contacted the video game publisher for comment and will update this article as more information becomes available.
The video’s description says it was “in development for over a year” and “went through three platform/engine pivots.” The Star Wars RTS featured both a “simulation mode and a tactical combat mode,” while the linked video shows off the latter mode.
In addition to the Star Wars footage, a bunch of videos featuring The Sims and MySims series can also be seen on Baldwin’s Vimeo profile.
There have been Star Wars RTS games in the past, though none have been published by EA. The most recent was Star Wars: Empire at War, which was developed by Petroglyph Games and published by LucasArts.
EA recently announced that it plans to release a new Star Wars game every year for the next three to four years.