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Submitted by Afterlife 720d ago | news

TimeSplitters dev was working on Star Wars Battlefront 3 and 4

Free Radical Design was working on Star Wars Battlefront 3 and 4 before it collapsed.

Co-founder Steve Ellis, now making iOS games at new studio Crash Lab, told Eurogamer sister site GamesIndustry International in a sweeping interview published today that the Nottingham studio had a strong relationship with Star Wars IP holder LucasArts following a deal signed in 2006. (LucasArts, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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StayStatic  +   720d ago
:(
turgore  +   720d ago
:'(
Majin-vegeta  +   719d ago
>:|
Wizziokid  +   719d ago
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LtSkittles  +   720d ago
I just want 3 damnit! :'(
StanSmith  +   720d ago
Proof that Corporate Idiots are screwing up the games industry. Who in their right mind would cancel Battlefront 3?

If they listened to their consumers, Lucasarts would have had the second most successful online game this gen. Instead, they shove out Force Unleashed 2 & Kinect Star Wars! Bunch of Fools!
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NukaCola  +   720d ago
Agreed man. I also really want to see a Republic Commando 2 and Jedi Knight IV. Hell there hasn't been Rogue Squadron game this generation either has there? Man I tell you what, LucasArts is kind of giving us the shaft :/
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StanSmith  +   720d ago
Exactly! I mean think about it.

First Person Shooter - Republic Commando 2
Third Person Adventure- Jedi Knight IV
Third Person Shooter - Battlefront 3
Flight Combat- Rogue Squadron 4
Racing - Pod Racing 2

They have games to cover nearly all genres yet do nothing with them. They had a chance to make a fair bit of money from DLC from the above games too as they would all provide great online modes. I just can't believe they did nothing of any worth this gen. Instead we got:

Fracture
Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
Kinect Star Wars.

Out of those 9 games, 5 were pointless, and frankly, poor games. That's 5 games worth of development funds which would have been better aimed at Battlefront 3, Republic Commando 2 etc.
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Wenis  +   719d ago
Well there is more to the SWBF3 story than this interview discusses. It isn't entirely the fault of LucasArts,, there were many other factors involved.
mep69  +   719d ago
How can they make us wait for games that should be at the top of their lists ? Lucas arts need to look at their previous sale figures.
Panthers  +   719d ago
Well SWTOR is extreamly successful, and that is online. Still I know what you are saying.
GunzBlazing09  +   720d ago
Totally agree.. Corporates are destroying the industry
mep69  +   719d ago
And sadly you can't kickstart a star wars game because of copyright
IaMs12  +   719d ago
Just dont call it Star Wars ;)
SilentNegotiator  +   719d ago
And never will, thanks to Disney's and others' insane copyright law pushes. And mostly over stupid steamboat willy.

There's a reason we had limited time copy protection, once upon a time. But at this pace, corporations will own ideas for eternity.
Emilio_Estevez  +   720d ago
More proof that Lucas Arts is now filled with incompetent buffoons. This followed by Star Wars Kinect? They want me to dance or pay a monthly sub to enjoy a new Star Wars game. - F U Lucas.
Wenis  +   719d ago
*Was* filled with incompetent buffoons... The staff they got after Ward left in early 2008 (Rodriguez and co) were not very good for the company. But now that there is even newer management, time will only tell if they too are incompetent buffoons or if they can return LA to their former glory..
IRetrouk  +   720d ago
NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
TheModernKamikaze  +   720d ago
Luke: Noooooooo!!!!
AusRogo  +   720d ago
It actually makes me sad :(
Emilio_Estevez  +   720d ago
Me too.....Sadness quickly turns to anger. Before you know it I'll be on the dark side and it will be Lucas' fault.
biRdy  +   720d ago
Thats why they can't be filled by random business idiots, they need to be actual gamers in order to know what the fans actually want, not what they think will make money. They blew it with the Star Wars games this gen(cept for SWTOR), I remember last gen when Star Wars games were on top with the big franchises.
gtxgamer2  +   720d ago
WHOAA, before we even think about talking about a 4 lets release 3!
Wagz22  +   720d ago
If lucas arts doesn't annouce battlefront, republic commando, anything besides lego or force unleashed, im done with star wars. I really can't take this crap anymore, you have the most lucrative franchise ever, yet those are the only 2 games you make besides old republic. I just want a good ol star wars game, is that too much to ask for?
CaptainPunch  +   719d ago
They need to give the IP to someone who knows what they're doing.
WillGuitarGuy  +   719d ago
Free Radical was making Star Wars: Battlefront 3 before it got cancelled and rebooted by developers Spark Unlimited. Here's me hoping to see an announcement some time soon.
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Bladesfist  +   719d ago
Kickstarter please :{
mep69  +   719d ago
Copyright :(
SITH  +   719d ago
Canceling battlefront three was like tossing away easy money.
Stansolo  +   719d ago
All the comments on this are all right.
God only knows why the hell SWBF3 never got released. Why is it that kinect star wars gets release over SWBF3, its beyond me. I can't get my head round it.
Let's all keep the faith and hope one day lucas arts come to there senses and release it.

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