Developers at Obsidian Entertainment decided to learn how to use the Unreal 4 engine by creating the Millennium Falcon and Mos Eisley from the Star Wars universe.
With Star Wars: Episode VII a success, Rogue One right around the corner, and multiple Star Wars games currently in development, it’s safe to say the galaxy far, far away is a hot topic right now. So it’s not surprising that Star Wars fans from all walks of life want in on the action, especially those who have played a part in the Star Wars universe before.
A few developers at Obsidian Entertainment, known for their work on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II and Fallout: New Vegas, decided to share their love for Star Wars using the Unreal 4 engine. The crew at Obsidian created the Millennium Falcon and Mos Eisley in stunning detail on Unreal 4 as a way to improve their skills with the engine.
According to Jason Lewis, senior environment artist at Obsidian, the project was just for fun and isn’t meant to be used in any upcoming games. He said:
"This is a just-for-fun personal project that we are all contributing to for no reason other than we are all a bunch of super Star Wars fans and thought it would be a good time to jump in and produce a quality fan art project. In addition to just being a bunch of super Star Wars nerds, several of us have been wanting an excuse to learn Unreal 4 for some time now, so we figured that this was a perfect opportunity."
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A full set of photos can be seen in the gallery below, which presents a beautiful, villainous world of Mos Eisley, complete with the Millennium Falcon, X-Wing, and R2-D2.
After seeing the impressive creations Lewis and his team cooked up, it’s disappointing the team won’t be able to develop another Star Wars game for a while. Currently, Electronic Arts holds the 10-year publishing rights to the franchise, with BioWare, DICE, Visceral, and Respawn Entertainment all taking part in the Star Wars development endeavor. So those hoping for another Knights of the Old Republic title will be waiting a while. Though when that time does roll around, hopefully Obsidian will get a shot at it, though by then they’ll likely be using the next iteration of the Unreal engine.
While Obsidian won’t be working on a new Star Wars title, it’s nice to see the team has some impressive skill with the Unreal 4 engine. The developer is hard at work on a number of titles, but has showed interest in taking on another Fallout game after its success with Fallout: New Vegas. If Obsidian gets the chance to do so, gamers can rest assured the visuals will be top notch after looking over the impressive shots in the gallery above.
What do you think of Obsidian’s Unreal 4 Star Wars creations?
Source: 80 Level