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posted by SurplusGamer on - last edited - Viewed by 1.5K users
Obviously we're much closer to the 'future,' 2015 than we are to the 'present' of the films, 1985.

Anyone else a little curious about how they are going to handle this? I mean, there's no getting away from the fact that BTTF's future is way more advanced in some ways (flying cars, hoverboards, cyborg style implants, weather control, Mr. Fusion, Jaws 19!) and less in others (Display technology, 3D effects and fax machines... really?) than the real 2015 is realistically likely to be.

It would surely have to be the case that they take BTTF's 2015 as canon, in my opinion. But how are they going to do it in the game, I wonder... is it going to be set in the present day, but one which is close to the 2015 of BTTF? Is it still going to centre around 1985? Will we get to see even further into BTTF's future? How are they going to explain that weirdness to newcomers to the franchise?

Of course, there's no way of knowing... but fun to speculate after I watched part 2 again last night.
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  • They could probably do it by not going to the years 1986-2019.
  • jp-30;322107 said:
    They could probably do it by not going to the years 1986-2019.
    Sure - that makes sense, but I wonder if they should even try to gloss over the fact that BTTF's 2015 is very different to what the real 2015 is likely to be. I would kind of like them to embrace that. After all, the ridiculous future of BTTF2 doesn't stop it from being a kinda cool film.

    And I'm still holding out for one of those pizza hydrators.
  • WE STILL HAVE 5 YEARS! Anything is possible!
  • xChri5x;322139 said:
    WE STILL HAVE 5 YEARS! Anything is possible!
    this
  • it doesn't really matter. They knew that whatever they could come up with would be wrong, so they didn't even try, they just went with the craziest ideas they had. I don't think anyone has a problem with BttF being "alternate history"
    The BttF games present HAS to be the 80s. I think it would lose a lot of it's charm if it uses a character from around 2010
  • Crrash;322165 said:
    The BttF games present HAS to be the 80s. I think it would lose a lot of it's charm if it uses a character from around 2010
    ^This
  • Well in 1985 they never had time machines and we still don't... The game will be based in that universe despite what our "skewed" timeline really is!! That's like saying that that a new Terminator game couldn't happen because "Judgement Day" never really happened! Well DUH!!! It's called FICTION!
  • I appreciate the title of this thread.
  • You do know time travel can alter the timeline, right? I mean that's pretty much in every time travel story ever. You go to the past, you step on a butterfly and someone in the future creates the flying car, the hover board and Jaws 19! Time travel itself constantly alters the past, present and future! It's that simple.
    Besides, don't worry about it just yet. We know pretty much nothing about the game.
  • Oh and by the way, did they ever print a sports almanac with all the sports results from 1950-2000?
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