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Star Wars: Battlefront III
Developer(s) Formerly Free Radical Design
Series Star Wars: Battlefront

Star Wars: Battlefront III is a rumored video game in the Star Wars: Battlefront series.[1] Initially rumored to be developed by Free Radical Design, it more recently was rumored to be developed by Rebellion Developments.[1]

Development

On September 29, 2006, Computer and Video Games claimed Free Radical Design was developing the game, but neither Free Radical Design nor LucasArts corroborated the claim.[2][3]

In June 2008, Kotaku allegedly received information from a former LucasArts employee that Star Wars: Battlefront III was in the creation process.[4] On October 2, Activision Blizzard filed a classification with the Australian Office of Film and Literature Classification listing Star Wars: Battlefront III for the Nintendo DS with a PG rating for mild animated violence.[5] Also that month, Free Radical Design announced that they lost the rights to develop Star Wars: Battlefront III; the game at that point had been in development for two years.[6] On December 28, Star Wars character renders bearing a Battlefront III watermark surfaced from a laid-off Free Radical employee.[1]

On January 15, 2009, gameplay footage was leaked from a November 2008 Free Radical in-house showing of Battlefront III footage.[7] The footage was pulled from IGN after LucasArts demanded its removal.[8] Shortly thereafter, a former Free Radical Design employee later said some of the technology planned for the game "is dying". [9] A Pandemic Studios spokesperson in March refuted speculation that Pandemic had taken over the project, saying "the title seems to be up in the air."[10] Later rumors suggested Rebellion Developments had assumed development of Battlefront III.[11] After this, Rebellion Developments announced Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron.

References

  1. ^ a b c Thorsen, Tor (December 30, 2008). "Star Wars: Battlefront III surfaces". GameSpot. http://uk.gamespot.com/news/6202680.html?sid=6202680&part=rss&subj=6202680. Retrieved 2009-01-13.  
  2. ^ Robinson, Andy (September 29, 2006). "Free Radical scoops Battlefront". Computer and Video Games. http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=146932. Retrieved 2009-01-13.  
  3. ^ Thorson, Tor (August 23, 2006). "LucasArts, Free Radical going next-gen". Gamespot. http://www.gamespot.com/news/6156330.html. Retrieved 2009-01-13.  
  4. ^ Wilcox, Skylar (June 7, 2008). "Former LucasArts Employee Outlines Company Projects". The Wire. http://www.thewiire.com/news/1371/1/Former_LucasArts_Employee_Outlines_Company_Projects. Retrieved 2009-01-13.  
  5. ^ "Star Wars: Battlefront 3 rating". Office of Film and Literature Classification (Australia). 2008-10-08. http://www.classification.gov.au/www/cob/find.nsf/5c2433d416948a0bca25759f00820d25/4471a5f6c1db84faca2575a9002750b0!OpenDocument. Retrieved 2009-01-13.  
  6. ^ Graft, Kris (December 18, 2008). "Source: Free Radical Locked Up". Edge Online. http://www.edge-online.com/features/source-free-radical-locked-up. Retrieved 2009-01-13.  
  7. ^ Crecente, Brian (January 15, 2009). "Leaked SWBF3 Gameplay Footage". Kotaku. http://kotaku.com/5131846/leaked-star-wars-battlefront-3-gameplay-footage. Retrieved 2009-01-15.  
  8. ^ IGN Staff (2009-01-20). "Star Wars Battlefront III Footage Pulled". IGN. http://ps3.ign.com/articles/946/946502p1.html.  
  9. ^ Thomsen, Michael (January 16, 2009). "What Happened to Star Wars Battlefront III?". IGN. http://ps3.ign.com/articles/946/946024p1.html.  
  10. ^ Robinson, Andy (2009-03-10). "Pandemic: 'We're not making Battlefront III'". Computer and Video Games. http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=210196. Retrieved 2009-03-10. "As of right now I can say Battlefront 3 is not currently at Pandemic. While I know the title seems to be up in the air from all the buzz around the web... LucasArts will be the only one knowing where the title is at right now."  
  11. ^ Martin, Matt (2008-12-18). "Free Radical Design closes doors". www.gamesindustry.biz. http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/free-radical-design-latest-to-face-financial-trouble. Retrieved 2009-10-20.  

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