Ex-LucasArts Employee Sounds Off On Battlefront III

by Jim Reilly on Dec 04, 2012 at 03:17 AM

Update: Free Radical co-founder Steve Ellis has hit back at the anonymous LucasArts source who claimed that Free Radical had a generous hand in the demise of Star Wars: Battlefront III.

GameSpot has updated its original story with a lengthy rebuttal by Ellis.


Original Story: Last week Free Radical co-founder Steve Ellis said Star Wars: Battlefront III was "99 percent finished." Since then, a former LucasArts employee who did not disclose his identity said there's two sides to every story.

"This 99 percent complete stuff is just bullsh*t," the ex-employee told GameSpot. "A generous estimate would be 75 percent of a mediocre game."

The report also details some of the issues Free Radical had developing the game. This person claims the developer took resources away from the first half of Battlefront III's development to finish Haze, which released in 2008 to below average reviews. The source also said Free Radical was unable to make certain deadlines.

Head over to GameSpot to read the full report.