This could have been the Star Wars combat space sim we have been looking for
There’s no argument about the beauty of Star Wars: Battlefront II‘s space combat elements. But it is no X-Wing vs TIE Fighter, the pinnacle of space combat sims set in a Star Wars universe.
Enter a video pitch by game studio Double Damage to Electronic Arts, to recreate an X-Wing-ish space combat simulator with a modern take, according to Kotaku.
“This was back in 2016, and we pitched a modernized take on X-Wing with all the classic bits”, Baldree, head of Double Damage tells Kotaku. Their idea was to retain the idea of a campaign, but also adjust the old X-Wing formula to suit modern audiences, like adding pilot aids and control modifications to suit control pads, as well as adding the ability to save a mission’s progress at any point (constantly restarting 60-minute missions after failing at the 57-minute mark can stay in 1993, thanks).”
See it below.
But sadly, it was not to be. Thank you, EA.