Where in the world is Star Wars Battlefront 3?


"Over-exaggeration aside, the first Battlefront is commonly ranked as one of the best Star Wars games ever made, next to Battlefront 2 and Republic Commando.

"Battlefront 2 released to much acclaim a little over a year later, improving upon the original in every single way possible (except multiplayer).

"But after that? The series went dark, never releasing a main iteration of the series again.

"Today, I am posing the simple but seemingly complicated question: where in the world is Star Wars: Battlefront III?"

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Proeliator2880d ago

The author makes good points. I really will never understand why The Force Unleashed 2 was necessary; the fans didn't want it, they want BF3!

ATiElite2879d ago

Battlefront 3 is way over due.

With all the online FPS mayhem and cash explosion going on you would think they would of made it by now. SWBF is a great series and needs a well made 3rd game.

Wenis2879d ago

No kidding. Hopefully LucasArts got the message from TFU sales numbers. The original sold 7.5 million copies across all platforms, while the second only sold 1.7 million. whereas Battlefront 1 and 2 both sold around 3 million

MintBerryCrunch2879d ago (Edited 2879d ago )

everyone seems to forget who developed the BF series....a little know studio that was closed down when it was acquired by EA after 2 years

ATiElite2879d ago (Edited 2879d ago )

Pandemic studios had a few hit games such as Battlefront 1 & 2, Full Spectrum Warrior, Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction, Destroy All Humans!

but The Lord of the Rings: Conquest, The Saboteur, The Dark Knight all sucked HORRIBLY thus bankrupting the company, bought buy EA and CLOSED!

Rumor is Battlefront Online is being made by Lucas Arts with help from Slant Six Games (Socom Confrontation) but now they it is canceled because progress dates keep getting missed.

Battlefront 3 was being made by Free Radical (Time Splitters, Haze) for two years but they got bought by Crytek (if you don't who they are your not a gamer) so who knows what will happen to Battlefront as all it's games are in Limbo!

Battlefront 3 in the hands of Crytek may be the best chance to see the series revived

gaminoz2879d ago

An online only Battlefront wouldn't interest me or anyone in my family...A Gears Of War type mentality where people become online commandos, making casual multi players criticised for not following directions, would follow.

so I think they should aim for both audiences: those that want offline split-screen with bots and those that want online mayhem :)

gaminoz2879d ago (Edited 2879d ago )

With Force Unleashed they seemed keen on showing the new 'physics engine' that allowed force abilities. I didn't think the first one was that bad story-wise, but gameplay and feel wasn't as good as Battlefront! The second is apparently rubbish though.

I can't understand the reluctance to do Battlefront 3: it'd be a sure fire seller, even after LOTR: Conquest didn't rate so well, and done properly it would be really good too.

MagicAccent2879d ago (Edited 2879d ago )

No kidding.
LucasArts has really, and I mean REALLY, dropped the ball.

Where's the space sims like TIE Fighter and X-Wing Alliance? The Jedi Knight franchise? Republic Commando 2?
Where are the games that 'The fans' want?

I just don't understand their business model...
Ignore customer wants > Develop crappy game > release game broken > don't fix game > repeat...

MysticStrummer2879d ago

Hell yeah. I want X-Wing vs Tie Fighter online action. That would be so much better than that Jedi Starfighter crap. I'd rather have X-Wing vs Tie Fighter than Battlefront 3 to be honest, though Battlefront 3 would interest me also.

metsgaming2878d ago (Edited 2878d ago )

I've been wanting a new Battlefield for so long, but at this point it seems that even if they did make it, it would be horrible.

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Jio2879d ago

They spend precious money and time on Force unleashed 2, that they could have spent on the sequel to one of the best star wars series ever

ASSASSYN 36o2879d ago (Edited 2879d ago )

A SWBF 3 game is way over due. I truly believe that bastard of a game haze ruined the next battlefront game's release.

crazyturkey2879d ago

That game seems to be cursed. Every developer that has worked on it went down except the one working on it right now.
I hope they delivered when they release it, my all time favorite Star Wars game.

Proeliator2879d ago

The spooky part... LucasArts hasn't acknowledged the game since the split between them and Pandemic.

Kon2879d ago

In a galaxy far, far away.

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