Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer Remake By Fan In Unreal Engine 4 Looks Stunning (VIDEO)
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace’s theatrical release. Another piece of fandom that came out to promote the film was the classic Star Wars: Episode I Racer video game. While it seems like new entries in classic Star Wars game series like this and KOTOR seem unlikely to arrive any time soon, one talented fan has made a Star Wars: Episode I Racer remake in Unreal Engine 4 and it looks beautiful.
CG artist RobJin recently shared footage from the Episode I Racer remake on his official YouTube channel. By using the popular Unreal Engine 4, RobJin was able to bring the Nintendo 64-era retro racing game to modern graphical standards, and the results are quite stunning.
They also prepared a cinematic trailer that looks remarkable close to the actual footage from The Phantom Menace with its highly detailed renderings of the podracers and the Mos Espa race track, which you can check out right here. In the meantime, however, look at this glorious gameplay:
There is also footage of the Racer remake gameplay in action, albeit of the only playable level. Some of the animations on the player’s podracer are a bit rough, but the game actually looks and runs quite well, even at top podracing speeds. This level was briefly made available for the public to play, but has sadly since been taken down. Hopefully though, this remake reignites fan interest in the series and entices EA to consider letting Star Wars fans get back into sport of podracing!
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