Star Wars Imperial Commando Coming in 2017, Reveal at E3?

An alleged insider says that Star Wars Imperial Commando will be released in 2017 for all major platforms including Nintendo NX! 

We know that EA and Disney have had a deal for several Star Wars titles, but the only game confirmed so far is thee one we have got i.e. Star Wars Battlefront. There are rumors of an RPG from Visceral but that is it. So could there be a thing called Star Wars Imperial Commando in the works?

One alleged insider says so!

This guy, who posted on Reddit a very detailed account of things, says that a sequel to the clone trooper shooter from 2005 is being developed by a known Austin based studio and that it will be released in November 2017 for PC, PS4, Xbox One and… Nintendo NX!

Where does he get these details, you might ask. Well, he says that he is “involved in the process of creating the ARG (Alternate Reality Game)” to go with the project.

Moving on, Star Wars Imperial Commando is supposedly going to be developed using FrostBite Engine 4 and focus primarily on campaign although a COD styled multiplayer will accompany it. In his own words, and if it was true then really, the biggest feature will be coop play for four.

Other key features he claims will be a part of the game are vehicles, destructible environments, a lot of planets, and a companion app like Fallout 4’s PipBoy. Here’s a rundown shared by the anonymous insider:

  • Release will be November 2017.
  • It will be released for Microsoft Xbox One, Sony PlayStation 4, Nintendo NX and PC.
  • No surprise: The engine will be FrostBite. SW:IC will use FrostBite 4.
  • Main focus will be on the campaign, but it will have an multiplayer. CoD like (small maps, fast paced, etc)
  • The biggest feature: Coop! SW:IC will deliver the best experience when played by 4 players!
  • Each player has unique gadgets and features. The leader (RC-1138) can give orders to the others.
  • The HUD and the helmet-view will even be more important than in Republic Commando.
  • There will be vehicles, only in some few parts of the game (Halo-like).
  • Environment will mostly be destructible and take effect on the world (Shoot some glass in space= everything will get soaked out)
  • Since its mostly an storydriven game, it will have a f*ckin huge campaign and a lot of planets of the universe (+20hours).
  • There will be an app, that can be used as second screen (like the fallout 4 pippoy) for gadgets/weapons/radar.

This guy also shared two screens to, apparently, evidence his claims. One is for a login screen which doesn’t give away anything apart from an EA logo at the bottom – to be used for a connected ARG experience as well as a countdown page for the game’s website that has the alleged pre-logo of Star Wars Imperial Commando. Check them out below.

We are not taking any of this for granted, and you shouldn’t either, but let’s discuss it a little more. Could all this be legit?

Sarmad is our Senior Editor, and is also one of the more refined and cultured among us. He's 25, a finance major, and having the time of his life writing about videogames.