Eight Games I Wish John Boyega Would Request From Developers On Twitter

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Now that Electronic Arts has publicly admitted while discussing the Star Wars Battlefront 2 campaign that John Boyega is the Game Dev Whisperer,, I’d like to join the throng of unwashed masses hoping Finn can convince the games industry to bolster a few of my favorite franchises. Sure, asking someone I’ve never met to ensure the production of eight new projects might seem a bit ludicrous. But is it really any crazier than the EA crediting a mildly-popular (for someone that famous) tweet for the decision to give the Battlefront sequel a solo campaign?

And with that, I give you...

Eight Games I Want John Boyega To Ask For Next

Star Wars 1313

You had to know this was where the list would start. Somebody should have gone to jail when Star Wars 1313 was officially cancelled. I don’t care how unreasonable that sounds. Even if every other proposition on this list gets ignored, I can only hope our new Game Dev Whisperer sees it in his heart to twist some arms and get Star Wars 1313 put back on the release calendar.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 3

Regardless of how you felt about KOTOR 2 -- and I know that a lot of people hated it -- I think we can all agree that it’s time to make a new one. Ideally, BioWare would bring in some fresh blood, like EA Montreal did with Star Wars Battlefront 2 , but the studio’s existing teams are probably more than capable of coming up with a worthy successor to the first game in the series. Just don’t pull anybody off Anthem. That seems pretty cool.

Star Wars Racer 2

There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who’ve experienced Star Wars Racer Arcade and know its glory. And those who haven’t. I like to call them People Who May As Well Have Never Even Played A Video Game Because What’s The Point. The console ports don’t hold up especially well. But I still giddily feed quarters into any Racer Arcade cabinet that crosses my path. Please, Mr. Boyega. Fire off the tweet that will give us an even more amazing follow-up.

A New TIE Fighter

The X-Wing and TIE Fighter series are still some of the best Star Wars games ever released, despite debuting more than two decades ago. Getting a chance to revisit them a few years ago, when the series made its GoG debut, was nice. But we’re living in the age of Elite Dangerous and Star Citizen. It’s time for a new space sim set in the Star Wars universe.

A Good Star Wars Fighting Game

Some of you might not be old enough to remember Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi. And those who are probably had the good sense not to spend money on it. But young Scott wasn’t young enough to miss the game or smart enough to skip it. And it was bad. Really, really bad. But fighting games are awesome. Just look at the year the genre is already having, thanks to big launches from Tekken 7 and Injustice 2. I don’t know how you properly balance a game with Force powers and lightsabers. But I trust John to find the right developer(s).

And speaking of fighting games….

Tekken x Street Fighter

Where the hell is Tekken x Street Fighter ?

I’ll admit that the Game Dev Whisperer might not be quite as helpful with this one. It’s not like Finn DLC would be a great fit for Tekken x Street Fighter. But Yoda and Darth Vader were in Soul Calibur a few years back. So it’s anyone’s guess.

Sunset Overdrive 2

And while we’re throwing Hail Marys, I can’t be the only person hoping for a sequel to Sunset Overdrive. The bizarre and colorful open-world shooter from Insomniac Games doesn’t get much discussion these days but I’m still hoping to see more from the series down the line.

Psi-Ops 2

I will never stop asking. The world deserves a sequel to The Mindgate Conspiracy.


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