Iconic Star Wars franchise can count on reboot and fans

Iconic Star Wars franchise can count on reboot (and fans will love it)

Will Electronic Arts be coming out with a brand new Star Wars game soon or will we get a reboot of an iconic franchise? If a job posting is to be believed, it tends toward the latter.

Every so often, new Star Wars content appears. For example, we previously sought out for you which movies and series are all coming to Disney+. Usually Disney or LucasArts themselves announce that something new is coming, but now fans are onto something.

A job opening has become available for Senior User Interface Artist at Electronic Arts. Fans have looked through the job posting and come to the conclusion that the company is in the process of dusting off a number of titles. The job posting talks about Star Wars: Dark Forces and Jedi Knight.

This is what Star Wars: Dark Forces and Jedi Knight is about

The games Star Wars: Dark Forces and Star Wars: Jedi Knight followed Kyle Katarn, an Imperial officer who began to see through The Empire’s lies and stand up for the rebels. Eventually, he became a full-fledged Jedi.

Despite Kyle Katarn’s story paralleled the original film trilogy, Dark Forces and Jedi Knight are not considered canon. Funny, because Katarn is partly responsible for a rather big event. He helps the rebels gather the Death Star plans.

The iconic Star Wars franchise that may soon get a reboot (image: Lucasarts)

With a reboot, Star Wars Dark Forces and Jedi Knight could become canon

By bringing Katarn’s story back into the spotlight, LucasArts may choose to get the story into the canon. It is not as if his part in the Star Wars universe has not been included in the canon before. Just look at Star Wars: Rogue One, which also follows a group of rebels while collecting Death Star plans.

There are even claims by some fans that Katarn has been featured in a canon series before. A character named Jaylen appears in Star Wars: Outlaws. Fans think his external features are quite similar to Katarn’s. And, of course, it is quite possible that Katarn is using an alias. Unfortunately, this theory has been debunked by the show’s creators.

A Dark Forces remaster will appear on Steam this month

The job posting does not explicitly mention that a reboot is being worked on. It literally says: “In collaboration with Lucasfilm, the First Person Shooter team is developing a new AAA FPS in the Star Wars universe. Inspired by classic titles like Dark Forces and Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2, our story-driven single player game is being developed from the ground up using the power of Unreal Engine 5.”

So it could also just be that we are getting a completely new game. Of course, a sequel to Jedi Knight or Dark Forces would also be very cool.

The iconic Star Wars franchise that may soon get a reboot (image: Night Dive Studios / Lucasarts)

Meanwhile, a Dark Forces remaster will be released on Steam this month. It will be released on Feb. 28 and will be made by Night Dive Studio. So either way, it’s a great time to play Dark Forces again. What form the official Electronic Arts game will take remains to be seen.

One of the newest Star Wars series takes a very dark turn. And that’s something George Lucas is going to have to get used to:

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