The lights are on
We were THIS close to getting a third Battlefront game. Free Radical co-founder Steve Ellis said the game would have been a turning point for the company after falling into development trouble with Haze.
"We were making a game with very high ambition," Ellis said in an interview with gamesTM magazine. "You could start a battle on the ground, jump into a ship and fly into space, continuing on to dock in a capital ship and continue the battle there."
An early version of the game leaked this past April. An hour of additional footage leaked the following July.
"We'd had to build all kinds of new tech and overcome numerous technical challenges and limitations but we had done it. We had a 99% finished game that just needed bug fixing for release," he added.
"It should have been our most successful game, but it was cancelled for financial reasons. I'm happy that people did at least get to see what we were working on and share the team's enthusiasm for it."
[Source: Now Gamer]
I really hope that Disney decides to resurrect this series somehow. Battlefront was awesome. Another Rogue Squadron would be pretty nice as well.
Battlefront was only behind KOTOR/KOTOR2, Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast, and Rogue Squadron 1 & 2 for me. I would love to see this project get revived somehow by Lucasarts.
REALLY GOD REALLY!?
I hate Haze so much. First they created a horrible game, second it screwed up Timesplitters 4. Now as it turns out it also messed up Battlefront 3. **BRAAAHHHH** Free Radical, what the hell was wrong with you guys!
Well my day just got ruined
Disheartening, and upsetting. :|
LucasFilm would have the right's to this wouldn't it?
If they would, since Disney now owns LucasFilm, they would only have to put a minimal amount of money into the project to finish and polish it.
Make it happen Disney.
Ok so if it was 99% done they wouldn't have just gotten rid of everything right? So technically there should still be 99% of Battlefront 3 out there waiting to be bought by somebody, updated, fixed, and released?
Man, knowing we were just. that. close. to having another Battlefront makes the fact that we're never going to get to play it even harder to bear. I need to go blow up a Death Star to vent my frustration.
Attention, Disney! Now would be the perfect time to step in and win over some fans!
Why even post this? It's just going to hurt knowing that it won't see the light of day now.
D: Come on! SCREW THIS ***! SOMEONE FINISH BATTLEFRONT 3!
Really? They were that close from being done and it was canceled. :(
They could easily make enough money to finalize the game by having those who pledged $60+ to get the full game before its released.
I'm positive they would make more than enough, and someone should let the developer know!
This makes me want to kick puppies..