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Nirolak
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(04-15-2017, 10:15 PM)
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You will remember Walt Williams as the lead writer of Spec Ops: The Line, and Mitch Dyer as a former editor at IGN.

Walt Williams @waltdwilliams

Excited to finally reveal what @MitchyD and I have been working on for the last year. Can't wait for you to meet Inferno Squad. #StarWars

Source: https://twitter.com/waltdwilliams/st...25851936657410

Walt Williams‏ @waltdwilliams

Excuse me while I crush on @MitchyD a bit. Writing Star Wars w/ him has been the best writing experience of my life.

Source: https://twitter.com/waltdwilliams/st...37615860469760
The Flash
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(04-15-2017, 10:16 PM)
Oh nice. There's hope that the story will be decent after all.
opricnik
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(04-15-2017, 10:16 PM)
Spec Ops was good but IGN ?

Also i dont think they will have a lot of freedom considering Disney said it will be canon to universe.
BlizzKrut
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(04-15-2017, 10:18 PM)
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Considering Spec Ops: The Line is one of my favorite stories in games ever, I'm quite excited to see what comes out of this.
Data West
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(04-15-2017, 10:19 PM)
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We used white phosphorus on the younglings
KINGofCRA5H
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(04-15-2017, 10:19 PM)
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the story in Spec Ops in nothing short of amazing, so hopefully this will be good
Human Trashcan
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(04-15-2017, 10:20 PM)

Originally Posted by Data West

We used white phosphorus on the younglings

We didn't have a choice. Konrad had the high ground.
Squire
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(04-15-2017, 10:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by opricnik

Spec Ops was good but IGN ?

Also i dont think they will have a lot of freedom considering Disney said it will be canon to universe.

Mitch looooooves Star Wars. Not "mentioned the OT a few times" loves, but "constantly talking about the novels and shit" loves. At worst he's probably a walking lore encyclopedia.
Protein
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(04-15-2017, 10:20 PM)
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I shot an Ewok in the face over a pack of deathsticks.
JustenP88
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(04-15-2017, 10:20 PM)

Originally Posted by opricnik

Spec Ops was good but IGN ?

I wouldn't say Mitch Dyer = IGN...

Also, the only thing I know about Star Wars is that Jar Jar is best girl but I loved Spec Ops so I'm looking forward to this.

EDIT: SHIVA KAMENI SOMAKANDARVCICIRNJ IS VOICE ACTING IN IT?!?!
RoboPlato
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(04-15-2017, 10:21 PM)
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Walt Williams is incredible but Mitch Dyer? WTF
Albino_Yeti
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(04-15-2017, 10:21 PM)
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Mitch Dyer? Ok then..
Boke1879
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(04-15-2017, 10:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by opricnik

Spec Ops was good but IGN ?

Also i dont think they will have a lot of freedom considering Disney said it will be canon to universe.

Lucasfilm.

But it takes place after ROTJ and leads up to TFA so they'll have enough to play around with. Inferno squad is getting their own book as well.
sjay1994
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(04-15-2017, 10:21 PM)
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Strange combo

But sure... I guess

Also, didn't Mitch leave IGN to work for ubisoft? Noticing a talent bleed from Ubi considering Mark Thompson was the narrative director on FarCry 4, and is now the narrative director on Battlefront 2.
Relaxed Muscle
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(04-15-2017, 10:21 PM)
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As much as I loved Spec Ops, I don't think they will let Williams pull similar themes.
LegalEagleMike
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(04-15-2017, 10:22 PM)
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Lol good for Mitch.
Kolx
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(04-15-2017, 10:24 PM)
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I think this is Mitch first game so I'll wait and see how he does before judging him.
Toa TAK
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(04-15-2017, 10:30 PM)

Originally Posted by Data West

We used white phosphorus on the younglings

Originally Posted by Human Trashcan

We didn't have a choice. Konrad had the high ground.

Originally Posted by Protein

I shot an Ewok in the face over a pack of deathsticks.

Lol jeez


I'm interested. I'm looking to see if LucasFilm will help maintain a certain quality to the story of the game since they're working together.
hodayathink
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(04-15-2017, 10:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by sjay1994

Strange combo

But sure... I guess

Also, didn't Mitch leave IGN to work for ubisoft? Noticing a talent bleed from Ubi considering Mark Thompson was the narrative director on FarCry 4, and is now the narrative director on Battlefront 2.

I'd imagine that there's a decent amount of ex-Ubi staff at Motive, considering Jade Raymond started/is running that studio.

Originally Posted by JustenP88

EDIT: SHIVA KAMENI SOMAKANDARVCICIRNJ IS VOICE ACTING IN IT?!?!

I remember when she was just a search engine.
Tengrave
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(04-15-2017, 10:44 PM)
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When Mitch was on Unlocked he had great ideas on what they should do with Battlefront(2015). No reason to doubt him. Just sounds like they got the right team.
Nirolak
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(04-15-2017, 10:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by hodayathink

I'd imagine that there's a decent amount of ex-Ubi staff at Motive, considering Jade Raymond started/is running that studio.

I mean this is going to be true of nearly everyone in Montreal, because Ubisoft has a 3000+ person studio there, and you generally hire people who have experience when starting a new studio.
Cartho
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(04-15-2017, 10:47 PM)
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This could be so good. Wonder if there will be some scene where you and your stormtrooper mates go and massacre a village of furry animals because THEY'VE SEEN TOO MUCH.
redhood56
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(04-15-2017, 10:49 PM)
Oh shit they have my attention.
Finale Fireworker
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(04-15-2017, 10:49 PM)
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I am officially interested.

I wish Spec Ops would get a current gen port.
nhlducks35
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(04-15-2017, 10:50 PM)
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"Was Obi-Wan the greatest man I ever served with? Well, I dunno. There was this one time in Tattoine when he dragged my bleeding carcass half a mile to the millennium falcon so maybe I'm biased"
Tansut
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(04-15-2017, 10:50 PM)
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As someone who skipped the first Battlefront because he heard there was no story mode to speak of, was there any single player at all in that game? I honestly had written off the sequel because I assumed there wouldn't be any story in this one either. Glad to be wrong about that.
Whompa02
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(04-15-2017, 10:51 PM)
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Well at least they're trying.

I skipped Battlefront 1 but I'll definitely be getting this.
Mr. Smiley
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(04-15-2017, 10:54 PM)
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VADER TURNED US INTO FUCKING KILLERS
Phamit
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(04-15-2017, 10:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by sjay1994

Strange combo

But sure... I guess

Also, didn't Mitch leave IGN to work for ubisoft? Noticing a talent bleed from Ubi considering Mark Thompson was the narrative director on FarCry 4, and is now the narrative director on Battlefront 2.

No, he went to EA Motive
opricnik
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(04-15-2017, 10:55 PM)

Originally Posted by Tansut

As someone who skipped the first Battlefront because he heard there was no story mode to speak of, was there any single player at all in that game? I honestly had written off the sequel because I assumed there wouldn't be any story in this one either. Glad to be wrong about that.

it had some kind of missions , but no story in it .
dyergram
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(04-15-2017, 10:56 PM)
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Oh cool what an awesome job for Mitch!
frontovik
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(04-15-2017, 10:59 PM)
Is Mitch Dyer a big deal? His experience with IGN shouldn't be a positive highlight.
BrassDragon
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(04-15-2017, 10:59 PM)
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This is hopeful news!

On a broader note, I really like how game developers are pushing writers into the limelight lately. A well-structured narrative and engaging characterisation are key gameplay components.
sjay1994
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(04-15-2017, 11:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by frontovik

Is Mitch Dyer a big deal? His experience with IGN shouldn't be a positive highlight.

Well according to people in this thread, he is a walking Star Wars Encyclopedia, so its helpful on a narrative perspective.

But his IGN career is always summed up by people on GAF with the "Our eyes can't see 60 FPS" gif
sjay1994
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(04-15-2017, 11:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Phamit

No, he went to EA Motive

Ah. Yeah just looked it up. I only read the thread announcing he was moving to montreal for a new job and most people just assumed it was ubisoft including myself.
Eggbok
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(04-15-2017, 11:09 PM)
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They're writing a canon Star Wars story so of course they weren't going to allow it to be some garbage Battlefield 4 kind of story lol, should be fun.
BarringGaffner
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(04-15-2017, 11:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by RoboPlato

Walt Williams is incredible but Mitch Dyer? WTF

lets give Mitch a chance.
bananafactory
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(04-15-2017, 11:13 PM)

Originally Posted by frontovik

Is Mitch Dyer a big deal? His experience with IGN shouldn't be a positive highlight.

Couldn't stand him at IGN but I'm not going to use what I think of him as a journalist against him when it comes to writing creatively, esp a fictional story with a cowriter.

I like to give people the benefit of the doubt. Hope this turns out well. Spec Ops was awesome
JTripper
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(04-15-2017, 11:16 PM)
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Iden Versio is Rey's mom do it Mitch
Nirolak
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(04-15-2017, 11:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by RoboPlato

Walt Williams is incredible but Mitch Dyer? WTF

These days, Uwe Boll runs a restaurant considered Michelin star worthy!
mreddie
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(04-15-2017, 11:18 PM)
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I wonder how they will rival white phosphorous?
Auctopus
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(04-15-2017, 11:18 PM)
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No idea about Dyer's writing credentials but Spec Ops' story is pretty average besides the actual angle that story comes at you from. So, hopefully it'll be a fresh perspective on a Star Wars story.
MrS
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(04-15-2017, 11:18 PM)
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Very skeptical after hearing of Mitch's involvement due to his lack of experience. Will be interested to see the results and I hope he proves me wrong.
Van Bur3n
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(04-15-2017, 11:19 PM)
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I have a feeling this won't make the story any better.
firehawk12
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(04-15-2017, 11:19 PM)
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Mitch Dyer is random.

I had no idea Walt Williams left 2k though.
GillianSeed79
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(04-15-2017, 11:28 PM)
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The premise of the story seems to be kind of a spin on the Mara Jade story line in the now non-Canon Heir to the Empire Series. They better not fuck it up because Heir was actually amazing.
More_Badass
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(04-15-2017, 11:29 PM)
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Spec Ops writer + a story from the Empire's perspective

We might actually get a really damn good story
Zukkoyaki
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(04-15-2017, 11:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by bananafactory

Couldn't stand him at IGN but I'm not going to use what I think of him as a journalist against him when it comes to writing creatively, esp a fictional story with a cowriter.

I like to give people the benefit of the doubt. Hope this turns out well. Spec Ops was awesome

Exactly where I'm at.
Parham
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(04-15-2017, 11:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by SuperBanana

Guess I need to post this again since there are some people who seem to have already forgotten after 2 page. Wow, how the mind slips!

"Allegedly"

Opening admitting to sexually assaulting someone(then banning anyone who called him out for it)


Posting revenge porn with their real full names then another admin(a now jailed pedophile) printed the photos and jacked off over them and sent it to the boyfriend.


You're right, how can we even know if he's guilty or not? HMMMM

Also:

N7.Angel
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(04-15-2017, 11:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by RoboPlato

Walt Williams is incredible but Mitch Dyer? WTF

Yes definitely this.

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