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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.

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LtSkittles1549d ago

I just want 3 damnit! :'(

StanSmith1549d ago (Edited 1549d 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!

NukaCola1549d ago (Edited 1549d 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 :/

StanSmith1549d ago (Edited 1549d 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.

Wenis1549d 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.

mep691548d 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.

Panthers1548d ago

Well SWTOR is extreamly successful, and that is online. Still I know what you are saying.

MrGunny941549d ago

Totally agree.. Corporates are destroying the industry

mep691548d ago

And sadly you can't kickstart a star wars game because of copyright

IaMs121548d ago

Just dont call it Star Wars ;)

SilentNegotiator1548d 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_Estevez1549d 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.

Wenis1549d 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..

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