LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga E3 2019 Preview

June 28, 2019 at 3:48am
By Jason Stettner

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was one the best surprises at E3 2019, I was really blown away by the announcement. I was assuming that the LEGO Star Wars titles were done after EA got the rights for their games, so this is awesome. It was shocking, fresh and just quite a presentation.

This is a brand new, entirely reimagined package that contains all nine episodes. That’s right, every movie is going to be a part of this title and I can’t wait to see how they balance that much content. It’s all displayed in this neat hub area, seems seamless for content access.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Xbox
What’s even more exciting is that this is on new tech, designed from the ground-up. This marks a massive increase in quality and engine potential, definitely something that will blow us away for the end of this generation as well as the start of the next one. In this open world you’re able to play as any character of the game and fly freely between planets.

The presentation I was shown was on Xbox One and it looked gorgeous. It was unreal in comparison to any LEGO game that came before it. This really does feel like an all new experience, while still being familiar. Seriously, this was unlike any LEGO game I’ve seen before. There’s also a free camera, I did notice some pop-in within the environment when on a vehicle. This was during the open world exploration shown while on Tatooine. The character was on a Bantha and going around. They showcased free switching of the characters, going through a pile of them.

They’re all distinct, animated and carefully crafted it seemed. The force powers have been reworked , featuring free usage within the environment. This was neat, and really could change up how the powered users interact with the world. There’s also a new combo system, and you can dynamically damage different parts of characters this time around. It seems like the physics have evolved a lot, as have the general visuals. The characters also collect dust, making them feel like real objects in a lively environment.

I’ll also mention that coop play returns, there weren’t really details on changes to this aspect. I was shocked by what I saw, a massive improvement. This could be a real turning point in the evolution of the LEGO titles. I didn’t expect to see a new engine, and I wasn’t sure I’d ever see another Star Wars title in the spotlight. This could be amazing as The Complete Saga is still one of my favorite titles. That’s all for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, at least for now. Check out our E3 2019 hub for additional coverage from the event.

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Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner