Julian Eggebrecht has revealed that Factor 5 - the studio behind titles like Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader and Turrican - has been resurrected.
Eggebrecht delivered the news to a German website; his comments have been translated and reveal that the company has also regained control of its original IP - this sadly doesn't include licensed Star Wars titles, such as Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader, Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike and Star Wars: Episode I: Battle for Naboo.
Factor 5 was established in Germany in 1987 before relocating to North America in 1996 with support from LucasArts. The US arm of the firm was shuttered in 2009 following financial issues stemming from the closure of its primary client Brash Entertainment, while the German operation lasted two years longer.
The subject of the Nintendo Switch also came up in the interview, with Eggebrecht claiming that the console lies between the Wii U and Xbox One in terms of pure performance. He also states that it's as easy to develop for - just like the PS4 - and uses all modern GPU standards.
Could Eggebrecht's comments mean that we'll see a new Factor 5 release in the near future, and if so, what would you like it to be? Let us know with a post below.
Thanks to SLIGEACH_EIRE for the tip!