Aspyr May Consider Porting Classic Rogue Squadron Games If Demanded

"If the demand is there, we’re on board."

Aspyr has a long history of porting and remastering old Star Wars games. They have ported classic Star Wars games such as Knights of the Old Republic, Jedi Knight, and Republic Commando to modern platforms. Back in September, it was announced they are developing a remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic for the PS5. Many Aspyr ports end up on Nintendo Switch as well as mobile devices. 

Recently, in a Twitter thread, user @SDSchumacher13 asked Aspyr about the possibility of a modern port of the classic Star Wars: Rogue Squadron games, to which Aspyr responded by saying that they would consider a modern port if consumer demand was there.

Rogue Squadron Is a starfighter-based game where players pilot a variety of Star Wars vehicles. The game would take you through many classic Star Wars moments from the original films. The Rogue Squadron games were a staple of the N64 and Gamecube Eras. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron was released in 1998 for the N64 and PC. LucasArts would later release Rogue Squadron II: Rogue leader in 2001 and Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike in 2003, both for the Nintendo GameCube. All Rogue Squadron games were developed by Factor 5. The studio shut down in 2009 but was revived in 2017. Julian Eggebrecht, who was the Director of the Rogue Squadron games, further provided his input on the topic.

In 2020, EA and Motive Studios released Star Wars: Squadrons, a spiritual successor of the Rogue Squadron and Tie Fighter games. The Game was the first Starfighter-focused game since 2003’s Rogue Squadron III. A Rogue Squadron film is planned to release in 2023. Directed by Patty Jenkins, the film will take inspiration from the Rogue Squadron games and books. The film was announced in 2020 with a release date of December 22, 2023.

As EA’s exclusivity license on Star Wars games expires next year many studios are jumping on the chance to develop a Star Wars game. At least 7 AAA Star Wars titles are in development at EA, Ubisoft, Aspyr, Quantic Dream, and more.  Aspyr’s history of developing and porting Star Wars games would make them the perfect candidate to port Rogue Squadron to modern consoles. Hopefully, there’s consumer demand to bring all of this together in the future.

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Matt Toledo is a News Reporter on eXputer who also has tremendous love for Halo and Mass Effect games. He’s a student in the US with a background in business and finance, which makes him the perfect guy to report any financial news regarding the technology and gaming industries. He’s got several years of experience in writing, and his work is also featured on Substack. He has been cited by Yahoo, Dexerto, TheGamer, Wccftech, and more. Experience: 3+ years || Education: Business and Finance Major || Wrote for Substack || Written 150+ News Stories || Mainly Reports News 

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