Some of you might remember Starlink as the game that was teased by a now infamous Watch Dogs 2 easter egg. At the time, nobody was sure if Ubisoft was actually going to develop the game or if this was simply leftover footage from an abandoned project.
Since then, the game has progressed quite a bit. Starlink is now shaping up to be a sci-fi epic that will allow players to explore various corners of the universe and blow some things up while they’re there.
The game’s developers admit that the title is inspired by their love of ’80s toys and sci-fi adventures. While the usage of real-life toys as video game peripherals has been a hit (Amiibo) and miss (Skylanders) prospect, watching as a player adds weapons to their model spaceship that then become available in the game does speak to our inner-child and encourages them to call up their parents to ask if now is the time they can finally start getting an allowance.
Here’s everything else we know about Starlink.
The E3 2018 trailer for Starlink included a shocking cameo from the Star Fox crew.
Yes, Fox McCloud and other members of the Star Fox crew will make an appearance in Ubisoft’s sci-fi extravaganza, Starlink. That’s good news, but the bad news for some is that the game’s Star Fox content will only be available on Nintendo Switch. It’s also not clear at this time what the extent of this content is besides an appearance from Fox McCloud and the inclusion of some famous ships from the franchise.
Every E3, there are many games (some might say too many) that we hear about all too briefly. At E3 2017, we got this tantalizing brief look at Starlink.
Starlink Release Date
Starlink will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on October 16th.