Submitted by Borman 1239d ago | video

An Hour of New Video from the Cancelled Star Wars Battlefront 3

Past to Present Online has uploaded an almost 1-hour long look at the cancelled Star Wars Battlefront III, which was being made by Free Radical Design. (Dev, PC, PS3, Star Wars: Battlefront III, Xbox 360)

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Hufandpuf  +   1239d ago
Pandemic said Lucas Arts basically canned a finished game.

That game doesn't look finished to me.
Borman  +   1239d ago
Free Radical. And no, it wasn't finished, although this wasn't the last build.
Hufandpuf  +   1239d ago
oh, I got it mixed up because Pandemic made the previous SWBF games. I wonder why they gave the game over to Free Radical in the first place.
toxic-inferno  +   1239d ago
They gave it over to Free Radical, because at the time Free Radical were able to offer the possibility of ground-space battles.
SilentNegotiator  +   1238d ago
They said LucasArts fought them at every turn. They COULDN'T finish the game because they had to (contractually) keep making stupid changes until they went bankrupt.

LucasArts has really been sucking, but forcing a studio like Free Radical to an early death.....that makes them criminals to society.

:( Anyway, tp;dw (Too Painful; Didn't Watch)
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MultiConsoleGamer  +   1239d ago
Someone pass me a tissue so I can dry my bitter tears.

I don't want Star Wars 1313, I want this game.
SITH  +   1239d ago
I used all my tissue up already.
SilentNegotiator  +   1238d ago
...and not a single tear was shed that day.

Sarobi  +   1239d ago
I'm afraid to watch this.. it just might sadden me even more knowing we'll most likely never have it'
SeekDev  +   1239d ago
Do yourself a favor, save your tears for another day. Don't watch it. It'll only hurt.
aPerson  +   1239d ago
Oh, wow.

Pardon my ignorance, but I somehow had NO IDEA that the game was actually in development at some point until watching this video.

Why was it cancelled? Surely they could have continued development of both this game AND whatever Star Wars game they cancelled this in favour of.
sjaakiejj  +   1239d ago
Here's why:

A good read, and it really makes it clear how Free Radical was taken down to its knees.
coolbeans  +   1239d ago
The answer: Lucasarts.
If you were to research certain articles dating much closer to the beginning of this gen you'd notice a move to "clean house" in Lucasarts back in the middle of the past decade. This move essentially brought in a bunch of suits who are solely dedicated to making the top dollar with as little risk involved as possible.

When you see nearly half of LA's lineup for this gen has been LEGO Star Wars games you know something is wrong. Although I'm not entirely sure (could correct me if I'm wrong), I think this is how TFU's sales history goes:

-Force Unleashed does incredibly well when accounting sales for all platforms

-LA wants to keep feeding on that success with TFU II

-Sales forecasts were not as promising as they were with I so they dump key members in order to hold on to what profits they made from these two games.

Even though I haven't heard many promising reviews for TFU II, it amazes me that a healthy portion of the team was dropped before TFU III came into consideration (I think this happened well before any TFU II reviews were released), not even allowing these developers to improve upon what's been created.
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pandehz  +   1239d ago
Whats the source?

It looks fake. Like a Battlefront 2 mod gone bad.
If this was how Battlefront 3 was gonna look then im glad it got canned, it already looks 2 gens old.

Still It looks fake. Need more info on sources
sjaakiejj  +   1239d ago
It's an unfinished game - at the stage of this build, it's all about functionality, not visuals. A lot of animations appear to be missing, effects appear to be non-existent and it's very rough around the edges. Nothing unexpected.
WolfLeBlack  +   1239d ago
As Sjaakiejj said, this is from an early build of the game.

As for the source, the guy making the video is a student who just got lucky and got a chance to play the game

I've been lucky enough to get one brief shot in the past few years as well.
JKelloggs  +   1239d ago
A moment of silence, for a would-be amazing game.
Laxman  +   1239d ago
Between this, Timesplitters 4 and Shenmue 3 (among others, im sure) there are a handful of game sequels that would be absolutely amazing to play, and have such a widespread and dedicated fanbase, but the publishers wont back to get through development. Its so sad.
toxic-inferno  +   1239d ago
Interesting (and also, very sad) that two of the three games you mentioned were in development by Free Radical. Such a good company. Certainly didn't deserve what they suffered.
Emilio_Estevez  +   1239d ago
So sad, but I can see why it's cancelled.
coolbeans  +   1239d ago
Too innovative for this gen.

*Ninja Face (crying uncontrollably beneath mask)*
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Emilio_Estevez  +   1239d ago
dat framerate and crashing! sadface
coolbeans  +   1239d ago
Too innovative for this gen's framerate.

*'What did I just read?' face*

Jio  +   1239d ago
I die inside every time I see new Battlefront 3 footage..
SITH  +   1239d ago
I want you so bad star wars battlefront III.

it is disturbing a game like this has not seen the light of day. I am afraid if it ever does it will be like duke nukem and fail.
aliengmr  +   1239d ago
LucasArts is the worst dev/pub ever.
jamesensor  +   1239d ago
Why don't they pick up gamecube's rogue squadron games and make a port? That was something great that they left buried in time..
Th3 Chr0nic  +   1239d ago
I remember that game on N64, i must have missed the gc version
jamesensor  +   1238d ago
Make a search on it and you'll find that the devs of the game really pushed the console to its limits, catching the spirit of the movies. A beautiful game, too bad it was an exclusive and thus died with the console.. :(
Rock_On_PS4  +   1239d ago
best game to never be released. maybe it will get a duke nukem forever resurrection and over 10 year delay to its launch.
great game Duke Nukem Forever turned out to be.
Strakken  +   1239d ago
Angels3785  +   1238d ago
God this makes me so freaking pissed......this could have been one of gamings greats....:(
Sainox16  +   1238d ago
Wtf...I saw star wars battlefront 3 and the cancelled Wtf! Gaming companies now jzt suck
arbitor365  +   1238d ago
it just looks like star wars BF2 only with worse graphics.
swat_teem  +   1238d ago
R.I.P looked like alot of fun if this game was finished

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