The lights are on
Gamers have not quite gotten over the fact that Free Radical Design was once working on Star Wars: Battlefront III before the developer shut down. The dream lives on in this leaked footage of the game's pre-alpha build.
YouTube user Borman18 has posted the footage below from a very early March 2008 360 version of the game, which has been quickly ported over from the PC. Although it's unoptimized for the console, the series normal mix of ground/air combat is in full effect.
Studios such as Pandemic and Rebellion Developments have been tied to the project since Free Radical's demise, but the game's current fate is unknown.
For details on what we'd like to see if and when Battlefront III comes out, check out our feature on the game.
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This is painful:(
Man, Spark Unlimited BEST bust out Battlefront III at e3 this year. It's been WAAAAAY too long since BF2!
To think, Free Radical, Pandemic and Slant Six have all worked on this at some point or another, and it still hasn't materialized. Free Radical and Pandemic went out of business while working on it too - I'm starting to think it's cursed.
As for Slant Six, here's the proof:
Judging by the quality of RE: Operation Raccoon City, let's all breathe a sigh of relief that LucasArts pulled them off the project, huh?
But seriously, it's time for Battlefront III.
Wow took Luke forever to kill that first stormtrooper.
I want 64 players online multiplayers.
Would not be surprised if this was coming out this year with the recent /6 news that they even worked on it. Whats with the entertainment industry ruining or getting rid of stuff people actually love? From games to TV, the past 10 years have been terrible for entertainment.
i seriously can't believe this isn't a game yet
Maybe one day this game will see the light of day
Its tragic how this isnt a game yet
This is the real trailer, before Pandemic died out.
Soooooo...Microsft spends years making a really really sh$%^$ Star Wars Kinect game and Mr Lucas gives his blessing to it...and this game doesn't see the light of day.
More proof that Mr. Lucas at this point has no idea what he is doing with anything related to Star Wars!
This game must happen at all costs.
REALLY? WHAT I JUST BOUGHT BF2 ON STEAM AND THEY'RE HAD A ALPHA FOR BF3! MAN LIFE IS GOOD!
Don't worry folks, I'm sure there will be a Force Unleashed III to satisfy your Star Wars fix :P
Though seriously, I would have loved to have seen Factor 5 do a new Rogue Squadron game or a Star Fox game. Too bad they went under.
I loved the Battlefront series, I'd still think that if they (StarWars) managed to do games similar to Commando's quality it'd top off as one of the best.
I want this game so bad!!! D:
Ohh I hope it comes out! ^.^
These were my favorite games way back when :P. I am really exited for this, even if it is a long way away.
OK, either forget the game ever existed, or tell us its coming out. I don't like giving us tiny bits of info every 6 months.
dreams do come true...