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Is This Definitive Proof of Star Wars: Battlefront 3?

Star Wars: Battlefront 3

Is This Definitive Proof?

by exterminat
©2012 Nicholas Laborde
It's been six and a half long years since the release of Star Wars: Battlefront II. I vividly recall how the box easily boasted that it was "the sequel to the best-selling Star Wars game of all time!" Anyone and everyone who played it easily expected a third installment, inevitably a year later as II showed. Nearly seven years later we know just about as much now as we did then. Through a long and troubled development, much of which is not common knowledge, Battlefront III has been in peril more than a few times. Today, though, we have as close to definitive proof of the game as it's going to get.

A brief recap

Last year, I wrote an in-depth article featuring all known information about Battlefront III up to that point. You can check that out here.

To sum it all up, the game has changed hands of developers more times than you can count. The most disappointing part is the public can only verify parts of it, so we may never know the entire truth of the tale.

In the past several months, it was discovered that developer Spark Unlimited was hiring for a “AAA third person sci-fi title” among many other descriptive terms, which to many was a dead giveaway of it being Battlefront III. Of course, there was no way to confirm its identity.

The pangs of all Battlefront fans have been felt, and there was seemingly no way for us to breathe a sigh of relief.

The usual suspects

Where our story really picks up, though, is from Spark themselves. As of late, they have been tweeting ambiguous things, especially in regard to the game itself.

The most recent development comes in the form of this year’s Game Developer’s Conference. Spark were going about town with a publisher who was not to be named, but sources confirmed that it was LucasArts.

The Spark developers apparently had dinner with the publisher, and partied at a LucasArts-themed Infusion Lounge. A series of Tweets (shown in the image gallery below) confirm this.

The Tweets are also very close in proximity to the LucasArts headquarters.

Verdict?

I don’t know about you, but if this isn’t definitive proof of Battlefront III, I don’t know what is.

Spark Unlimited are known for titles such as… Turning Point: Fall of Liberty.

Well, LucasArts wouldn’t give the Battlefront name – or the Star Wars name, for that matter – to a developer they couldn’t trust.

E3 2012 will undoubtedly lead to long-awaited information about the game, and OXCGN will be on the show floor bringing it to you.

Until then, I believe it’s time to break out Battlefront II.

©2012 Nicholas Laborde

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About exterminat (273 Articles)
I'm an American from steamy Louisiana, one of the most electronically deprived areas of the United States. I've gamed since I was four years old as a result, and plan to do it onto my deathbed. I discovered I could write in June of 2010 when I started a little site called Fans of The Genre with a few friends, and that eventually collapsed three months after due to social lives kicking in. No less than two weeks after that I discovered OXCGN via the community gamer gab competition, and become a staff member shortly after. In February of 2011 I was welcomed to the Editorial staff, then in March of 2012 I was promoted to co-owner... and here I am!

5 Comments on Is This Definitive Proof of Star Wars: Battlefront 3?

  1. I feel that the competitive multilayer shooter scene was a lot less ‘competitive’ last gen as opposed to this gen and that may be reason enough for Lucas Arts not to invest in it just yet.

    Doesn’t seem like a very valid reason until you consider that there are other publishers who have given the genre similar treatment. I mean, it took THQ until Homefront to make an official entry into this gens shooter market and (outside of Rockstar games) Spec Ops the line is Publisher 2K’s first effort.

    We’ll never know the true story but it’s worth bearing these things in mind.

  2. Roguestarkiller // 2 April, 2012 at 1:22 pm // Reply

    Hey, where did you get your information or did you do the research yourself?

  3. Hopefully if there is going to be III in the series it would be revealed at e3 this year but lets be realistic, its probably too far fetched.

  4. I hope so.. i need a REAL star wars game…None of the BS star wars games that have and are being released

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