Star Wars video games really hit their stride in the early 2000s and maintained their momentum until the 2010s approached. The Battlefront games, LEGO Star Wars, and classics like Star Wars: Bounty Hunter gave fans new ways to experience a galaxy far, far away when there were large gaps between movies with few shows to keep people entertained.
Many fans of The Mandalorian now dream of a game based on the hit series — so much so that someone actually put together footage of what such a game might look like.
The gameplay shown looks realistic enough — and quite familiar, if you’ve played a few Star Wars games before. See for yourself in the video below.
Is The Mandalorian video game real?
Unfortunately, though the video has nearly 100,000 views, the gameplay doesn’t appear to be from an actual game in development. The number of tools available for anyone to create their own games has encouraged many to exercise their creativity while learning new skills; some are just so good at it that it’s hard to believe their creations aren’t professionally produced.
Still, even though the game itself isn’t really happening, the video proves it very easily could. The gameplay featured in the video looks a lot like Bounty Hunter, which was a beloved game when it first came out despite the gameplay mechanics and graphics not holding up well to our 2021 standards. (How do you move the camera? How? I can’t deal.)
Games similar in style to the classics with updated features might be exactly what Star Wars fans are looking for. Jedi: Fallen Order lived up to its hype as a single-player, story-driven game after EA released exclusively multiplayer-focused games for years. While multiplayer gaming certainly has its place in Star Wars play, fans want to be able to spend time fully immersed in stories unfolding in front of them too.
And who doesn’t want to be tasked with protecting Baby Yoda from a multitude of harms? Someone has to do it.
Would you play a game based on The Mandalorian?