‘Star Wars’ Podracing Comes To ‘Halo 5’ Thanks To This Crafty Fan Creation

Entertainment Editor
02.03.16

Fans of Star Wars look at The Phantom Menace as the odd man out of the series. Well, maybe Attack of the Clones… Either way — the podracing scene in Episode 1 is loved by some, hated by many, enjoyed on N64 and PS2 in videogame form by a few, and has made its way to the most current generation of systems through the Halo 5 Forge.

If you’re not familiar with Halo‘s Forge, it was introduced to gamers in Halo 3 in 2007. Since then, it has come a long way from its roots as a clunky tool to barely mod maps. Now, in Halo 5, Forge is a canvas on which the Halo community can create just about anything. Like mongoose sumo/bumper cars, unique, hardcore hunter/killer maps variants and classic maps left out of the current multiplayer map rotation.

Just look at this joy:

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Created by Captain Direwolf, the Boonta Eve Classic featured on Tatooine was created using a welding glitch in Forge using advanced methods. Most creators wouldn’t be able to pull off the impressive work that had to be done in order to make this race a reality in Halo, but he did it. And now we can relive little Anakin Skywalker’s greatest moment.

Best part: if you die, you can snipe your opponents from the stands just like sand people.

(Via Eurogamer)

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