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Some things you just can't let go. Our current fascination with the unreleased Star Wars: Battlefront III is just one example throughout video game history of gamers' love affair with what could of been and what likely will never be. I understand how easy it is to pine for a title you can't play, but I wish it would stop.
Maybe I'm just too practical, but I don't see anything to be gained by wishing for what's not going to be. Even in this day of Kickstarter and success stories like Xenoblade Chronicles finally being released for Wii owners, one thing that gets me is that if the game actually did come out with another developer other than Free Radical attached, then what? It will be too easy in that case to look at every "mistake" in the New Battlefront III and compare it to some hypothetical game that Free Radical never made in the first place, and fool ourselves into thinking that Free Radical would have done things different and/or better. And the likelihood of Free Rad's version somehow coming out are next to zero, BTW.
There's so much that we don't know about the situation surrounding the game's development and demise. While I definitely love a good behind-the-scenes expose as much as the next person, the recent back-and-forth between Free Radical Steve Ellis and the anonymous LucasArts employee only goes to show that none of us know how the sausage is really made.
I don't fault anyone for their sincerity in wanting Star Wars: Battlefront III to see the light of day in the manner they think would be best, or people's optimism that they can influence the process in a positive manner. I certainly have opinions about how any given game could be better. The sticky thing with Battlefront III is that nobody knows were to start. Without knowing what the game would been like, how its gameplay would have felt, AI acted, feature-set performed, and any number of other variables that come into play during development, it can be foolish to project our own wishes onto an unfinished slate.
I'm pretty confident that one day we'll see another Battlefront title – it's a LucasArts property that's pretty good, which is something of a rarity over there. Until then, I'm going to spend my time thinking about games I'm already playing or ones that I actually have a chance of getting my hands on in the near future.
Life's too damn short to be trapped in delusions of grandeur.
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I pine for the return of Battlefront and Firefly.
The last paragraph made no sense: what do "delusions of grandeur" have to do with anything? That's something completely different. Better to say, "Life's too damn short to be Waiting for Godot."
look like if this game come out it be liked duke nuke forever
and we all know how that turn out
Play the psp ones. They have cool new features.
Like Star Wars 1313.
It's almost like a slap to the face to gamers when they say oh by the way, we had a battlefront 3 at 99% complete but you'll never get to see it. A real shame.
You know what Jewish people play with in the Star Wars universe? Droidles. :)
its like gamers who think there will be somehow be a FF 7 remake down the line somewhere... hope. it is humanity's greatest weakness and also our greatest strength
Yeah, the headlines are getting rather fatiguing. I'd rather just see more of the Beta.
I'm not so certain we will see another Battlefront game. Yes, it's a good LucasArts property, but so was Republic Commando, and we're still waiting for a sequel to that.
But it seems like every game he reviews is a sports game or a driving game... let those of us who enjoy the Battlefront games speculate.
They made GoldenEye don't you know.
"It's a LucasArts property that's pretty good, which is something of a rarity over there". I couldn't have said it better myself. We could have had Battlefront 3, but instead, we got The Force Unleashed 1&2 and 1313. A monkey would be better at picking which projects to follow.
He makes some valid points. I would like to see a BattleFront III now more then ever. But to look at the Grand Scale of things, it will probably happen in the future.
I read this with the titanic song playing from the living rm. And wow what a sound track for reading this article. LMAO