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Leaked Battlefront III Footage Surfaces

New footage of Star Wars: Battlefront III is making the rounds, but does the game still exist?


Some nice "stalker cam" footage has emerged from what is purportedly Star Wars: Battlefront III. I watched it and there's really no reason for me to doubt that this is legit--it looks really good. The bigger question is where the hell is this game now? With the fate of Free Radical still in question, Battlefront III is supposedly now being developed by Rebellion, the makers of the PSP's Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron. This makes me wonder how much of this footage is still relevant. The optimist in me hopes all of it is, the pessimist thinks this game is never coming out and the realist in me knows he hasn't played a Battlefront game since the original.

The footage is reported to be from November, at an internal meeting with Free Radical.

  

Man. I'm still a sucker for anything Star Wars. I need help.

Thanks to Kotaku for this one.

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Posted by Vinny

Some nice "stalker cam" footage has emerged from what is purportedly Star Wars: Battlefront III. I watched it and there's really no reason for me to doubt that this is legit--it looks really good. The bigger question is where the hell is this game now? With the fate of Free Radical still in question, Battlefront III is supposedly now being developed by Rebellion, the makers of the PSP's Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron. This makes me wonder how much of this footage is still relevant. The optimist in me hopes all of it is, the pessimist thinks this game is never coming out and the realist in me knows he hasn't played a Battlefront game since the original.

The footage is reported to be from November, at an internal meeting with Free Radical.

  

Man. I'm still a sucker for anything Star Wars. I need help.

Thanks to Kotaku for this one.

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Posted by DaFT_PLAyeRr

Sounds cool

Posted by Hamz

Man I hope someone picks this up and we see it released. The world needs a Star Wars Battlefront III more than ever to save us from evil Force Unleashed style of Star Wars games.

Posted by MattyFTM

I enjoyed the first 2 battlefront games, I'd love to see a third come out, but I'm not getting my hoped up.

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Posted by LordAndrew

Who knows? I imagine continuing development of a project started by another company could cause all sorts of difficulties. For all we know, they might end up scrapping the whole thing. :(

Posted by Snail

I cannot avoid to be hyped.

Posted by grainger

looks good to me

Posted by GunsAndTalk

I guess we should have all bought Haze so that Free Radical could put out this game :)

Posted by Gizmo

Looks great, but it also looks just like BF1+2, which isn't neccesarily a problem, but yeah, it's a real shame, now we are left with a crappy Battlefront wannabe, Lord of the Rings : Conquest.

Posted by Jimbo

Looks pretty awesome and I think we can all sleep a little easier now that The Force has been re-leashed.

I wouldn't mind a new X-Wing/Tie Fighter game with those graphics.

Posted by Moeez

Oh crap, my jaw is on the FLOOR! The scale is mindblowing, when he goes through flying around the cities and going from the starship cruiser right through to SPACE! That Jedi fight had terrific choreography.

Free Radical should be bought by EA, 'nuff said. Timesplitters 4 was published by them, so why not Battlefront 3?

Posted by AllThatBacon

Looks pretty good. Hopefully the Rebellion (ololol) guys will be able to finish it right.

Posted by Voldy

I don't want to be hyped, but I can't stop myself. AWESOME!!! The first two were so good.

Posted by Gizmo

Star Wars Battlefront PVP focused MMO?

Ah HELL YEAH!
Posted by Kush

I loved the first two games and I would love to see this game actually come out, though it does look like nothing but another Battlefront game just in HD (not like that's a bad thing).

Posted by albedos_shadow

God, I hope someone is still working on this. That looked AWESOME.

Posted by super_machine

Noooooooo!!! I was looking forward to this one. Ah that sucks. I hope Lucas arts still wants to publish this one. Maybe they can salvage it.

Edited by Gizmo

I put so much time into those games OFFLINE on the PS2, It would be incredible on Live.

Also, if they are going to make this, increase maximum players to 32, this is the next-gen, for fucks sake!
Posted by Bookshelf

This looks pretty intense, and judging by the flying sequences, more epic in scale.  Here's to hoping this game makes it to completion.

Posted by MrMiyagi

DO WANT

Posted by DukeTogo

The only problem I saw was the jedi fight.  What was that, a QTE sequence, a cinema?  It sure didn't look like anything playable.  If it's just part of the story fine, a little MGS cutscene action would be perfect for a SW game considering the amount of storytelling, and it certainly would be nice to see some semblance of story in a BF game after the "play the movies" approach the last two took.

This game is in no way dead, the BF series has been the only consistent seller for Lucas for some time now, it will certainly be finished by whomever is working on it.  Quite frankly Pandemic has gotten a little lazy with their past few games, so a new dev can help take the series in a new direction.  It looked like it still had the old Hoth and other movie levels, but that's probably for the multiplayer parts.

Edited by JoelTGM

I...  WAAAAAAAAANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

COME ON, if the game is this far underway then how can it just get ditched? 

Posted by Maxszy

Considering my ridiculous love for Star Wars.. a new battlefront I so wish for. Though sadly.. I must be highly skeptical at the same time :(

Posted by AndrewGaspar

Holy! How could this awesome game have become vaporware? If Free Radical had just gotten this published, they'd be doing fine. Am I the only one that thought that this looks like the definitive Star Wars game? Did you guys notice the scale of the battlefields? Also, it looks more like a third person shooter now, which is what needed to happen. Man, I'm so hyped. The only question is: when's it coming?

Posted by Death_Burnout

I like the battlefront games, the first one more than the second one by a long shot, but i don't love them. I enjoy them better on the PC at least.

All i can say, is that i wan't it to see the light of day, and i'm fairly sure it will

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Posted by WilliamRLBaker

please take out the overpowered jedi.....I hated them in Battlefront 2 every one used them online.

Posted by crunchUK

psp wtf

Posted by JediAutobot

Me want.

Just keep your fingers crossed.

Posted by zgreenwell

They still hadn't learned that in space there is no up or down. That always drove me crazy. I should be able to go in any directing and ships should be facing in all different ways!

Posted by TheWorstPlayerEver

Yes please!

Posted by AndrewGaspar
zgreenwell said:
"They still hadn't learned that in space there is no up or down. That always drove me crazy. I should be able to go in any directing and ships should be facing in all different ways!"
Well, technically the ones that take place above a planet are still being pretty significantly affected by the planet's gravitational pull. It doesn't make sense out in open space, though.
Edited by Bucketdeth

I hope to fuck this is still coming out and they can continue as a company, I need Timesplitters 4, I`m not complete without it.

Posted by dtran1212

how come they all run like they have to get to the closest restroom as soon as possible?

Posted by RHCPfan24

Looks sweet, especially with the whole ship going into space thing.  Too bad we may never see it.

Posted by JJOR64

Awesome.  Now I hope that it sees the light of day.

Posted by Ottosmann

Please oh please let this game come out.  I would pay $1000 for a new battlefront game.  The battlefront series is my favorite of all time.

Posted by pepper

I think that this game will be less relevant then the last ones simply because of the amount of options these days. The Single Player is basically multiplayer with a few more objectives objectives and a few bots. Online play is a beast, and most people only play a game for a month before getting into the next craze. It may play well, but these kind of games just are not as relevant as they once were.

Posted by gzl5000

Other than the semi-lame kung fu movie cutscenes and the improved graphics, it doesn't seem to be all that different from Battlefront II. They're even re-using some of the same levels (Mos Eisley, Endor, Hoth AGAIN?!?). I think they need to expand the scope in order to make a new battlefront worth getting for me. Combine space and land battles so you can take a starfighter down and strafe enemy infrantry, or use a planetary cannon to blast a capital ship in orbit. Some squad-based stuff would work with an increased scale too. Republic commando was a great (though underappreaciated) game, they could incorporate some of that stuff. It'd improve the multiplayer as well.

Edited by mracoon

Looks quite good. I enjoyed the other BF games so I'm looking forward to this.

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Posted by samcotts

If I could have any game of my wish released, it would be this and a new SSX game. I loved the first Battlefront a hell of a lot, and the sequel was still pretty decent. That video was awesome.

Posted by BiggerBomb

I want it now!

Posted by wafflestomp

File under: Amazing

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Edited by SmugDarkLoser

That kind of sucks.
Free Radical should have just not have done haze and concentrated on this.

If they did, they'd probably still be alive.

Posted by TwoOneFive
 i saw this on neogaf this morning. 
this looked really good, much better than that crappy ass lotr game coming out. when will they realize lotr will NEVER be as cool as star wars?!?

the cut scenes in particular were impressive. 
Posted by Mjolnir

The game looks a lot more story driven and not just big "kill all the guys/take all the control points" matches like in previous games; like the one I've been waiting the past 5 or so years for.  Even with that kind of video it still looks great and pretty close to completion.  I just hope it can make it out before things get worse for developers.

Posted by OzzerOzby

Flyable Millenium Falcon? Sign me up!

Posted by Tolkienfanatic

I really hope someone picks this up.  Although all the animations do look a tad fast.

Posted by GalvanizedNails

You know what would be better than Battlefront 2? Republic Commando 2. Yeah I said it

Posted by wrecks

Radical!

Posted by Otacon

I Don't think we are not going to see Battlefront III, there's too much money to be had.

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