Julian Eggebrecht, Ex-Head Of Issue 5, Joined Epic Video games Final Month

Warning: the next information could have you ever pining for ‘the great outdated days’ and pondering again wistfully to when EA wasn’t fouling up good Star Wars video games with lootbox nonsense.

Erstwhile Nintendo Life contributor Liam Robertson has famous on Twitter a current motion of a outstanding business determine underneath the appreciable umbrella of Epic Video games:

Be a part of Epic > use their bottomless pit of money to purchase Star Wars Rogue Leaders Wii > launch it for all to get pleasure from— Liam Robertson (@Doctor_Cupcakes) February 20, 2019

The person himself – Most Misspelt Surname Award simply out of shot

For readers too younger to recollect, Julian Eggebrecht used to move up Issue 5, the sadly now-defunct studio that labored technological wonders with the Star Wars: Rogue Squadron sequence on N64 and GameCube. Earlier than that the corporate had a historical past with the Turrican sequence, notably producing traditional Tremendous Turrican video games on SNES, which not too long ago reappeared on the attractive Analogue Tremendous Nt console with materials that needed to be minimize from the unique sport because of reminiscence restrictions. Nintendo additionally consulted Issue 5 because the GameCube was being developed; Eggebrecht’s firm developed middleware instruments for the console.

He’d been attempting to revive the Rogue Squadron sequence on Wii with a compilation sport, however the venture acquired canned and Issue 5 shut down in 2009 leaving solely prototype movies and whispers on the web. His return to a frontrunning firm within the gaming house is trigger for pleasure for anybody who appears to be like again on Issue 5’s output with fondness.

Now earlier than you leap to the improper conclusion, we’re not suggesting that any type of revival is on the playing cards. Thanos’ look in Fortnite is hardly sufficient of a Disney hyperlink to pin our fanboy hopes of a Rogue Squadron revival on (or a ‘Poe-gue Squadron’, if you’ll). Anyone who’s fired up Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Chief on GameCube not too long ago can let you know simply how effectively it nonetheless holds up, although – even on trendy TVs via sub-optimal connections and cables.

Whereas it is extraordinarily unlikely that this indicators something in any respect past Eggebrecht lending his appreciable experience and technical know-how to Epic Video games, it is positive acquired us dreaming.

Take a look at this function on the making of Rogue Chief to seek out out why this information has acquired us all teary-eyed and nostalgic.

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