I can confirm that's the gun from the game... It's IG-88's rifle. Good Eye Nataku. I have no doubt Hasbro is just reissuing that accessory.
In SW EU IG-88's rifle is an Imperial issue blaster used for long-range firing. Something of a sniper rifle if I'm not mistaken... Or a more accurate rifle at least than some ther known "canon" Imperial weapons like the Sandtrooper blasters and Stormie blaster.
I believe Scouts, in the game if I'm not mistaken, are also snipers... So that'd be that then.
Good call on the gun.
I'll be passing unless something entices me to pick the game up. Being that this game's likely a multi-player focused game with little-to-no Single-Player value it's one I'm not particularly interested in.
It could have some SP features that improve it over a Battlefield 1942 Clone though, and in that case I'd like picking the game up and having this odd figure.
Video game figures are a good idea (to me), but I'd like to see NEW figures done as part of an EU line from video games... KOTOR, Jedi Knight series, X-Wing series, Rogue Squadron Series, Battlefront, Bounty Hunter, Republic Commando... there's room to dabble.