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    Still waiting for Battlefront 3?

    Too bad, LucasShit cancelled it.

    Despite a good deal of buzz and fan expectations, Star Wars: Battlefront 3 never materialized. We've seen bits of the game through leaked media and alpha footage, but the game never found release. Free Radical co-founder Steve Ellis has finally shared more detail on just what happened to the project.

    "We were still at that time probably a year out from releasing the first game and they asked us to sign up for the sequel," Ellis told Games Industry International. "That was a big deal for us because it meant putting all our eggs in one basket. It was a critical decision - do we want to bet on LucasArts? And we chose to because things were going as well as they ever had. It was a project that looked like it would probably be the most successful thing we had ever done and they were asking us to make the sequel to it too. It seemed like a no-brainer."

    He says the new management at LucasArts was a "change of direction" for the company. "It was a financial decision basically and the only way they could achieve what they had been told to do was to can some games and get rid of a bunch of staff. So that's what they did but it was quite a long, drawn out process."

    Ellis says the first contracted game was "pretty much done" and in final QA, and just needed some more tweaking before release. "LucasArts' opinion is that when you launch a game you have to spend big on the marketing and they're right. But at that time they were, for whatever reason, unable to commit to spending big. They effectively canned a game that was finished." Plus, Free Radical had already staffed up for its second project, and had to lay off those staff members too.
    But don't worry guys, LucasArts is still giving us this at least. Don't expect anything good with Star Wars in the title for awhile.
    Last edited by Good_Apollo; 04-27-2012 at 02:54 AM.

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    It's probably better this way. Battlefront 1 and 2 were rushed games with high production values, but little in the terms of innovation or quality. They could have been 100 times better if the company had stuck with them and kept patching them and improving them over a period of years, but it was all about the money grab and bail. Battlefront 3 looks like it was headed in the same direction, so I consider it a blessing that it was never released. The gaming world can do without more shitty FPS games made to sell copies.

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    i aint no hologram girl

    but seriously starwars already died, Lucas said he's given up on the films because fans hate him and the games lost all credibility along with Bioware.

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    but seriously starwars already died, Lucas said he's given up on the films because fans hate him
    Where'd he say this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Good_Apollo View Post
    But don't worry guys, LucasArts is still giving us this at least. Don't expect anything good with Star Wars in the title for awhile.
    lold hard

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqWL2...feature=relmfu

    Ohhhhhohhhohhh,
    the Wookiee's saying lets go.

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    still waiting for republic commando 2, also shadows of the empire is the best star wars game.

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    Republic Commando 2 was officially cancelled in like 2004.

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    I was a huge fan of Battlefront 2 - amazing game. Was not aware they were thinking of making a third, so i'm not that disappointed


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    BF3... I wanted underwater maps... Like that place in Phantom Menace

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    I would prefer a new Rogue Squadron. >_>

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