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Star Wars: Battlefront III is a
rumored video game in
the Star Wars: Battlefront series.
Initially rumored to be developed by Free Radical
Design, it more recently was rumored to be developed by Rebellion Developments.
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.
In June 2008, Kotaku
allegedly received information from a former LucasArts employee
that Star Wars: Battlefront III was in the creation
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
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.
On December 28, Star Wars character renders bearing a
Battlefront III watermark surfaced from a laid-off Free
On January 15, 2009, gameplay footage was leaked from a November
2008 Free Radical in-house showing of Battlefront III
The footage was pulled from IGN
after LucasArts demanded its removal. Shortly
thereafter, a former Free Radical Design employee later said some
of the technology planned for the game "is dying".
 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."
Later rumors suggested Rebellion Developments had assumed
development of Battlefront III. After
this, Rebellion Developments announced Star Wars Battlefront:
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2008-10-08. http://www.classification.gov.au/www/cob/find.nsf/5c2433d416948a0bca25759f00820d25/4471a5f6c1db84faca2575a9002750b0!OpenDocument. Retrieved
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Footage Pulled". IGN. http://ps3.ign.com/articles/946/946502p1.html.
Thomsen, Michael (January 16, 2009). "What Happened to Star Wars
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- ^ 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."
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