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Live Stream of Star Wars: Battlefront III

Thug Waffle

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A bunch of Star Wars games are on sale on Steam right now. 66% off.

I recommend the Jedi Knight series.
 

GoddyofAus

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It's so beautiful.

What a fucking tragedy man.
 
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Izick, why did you ask him if you could put the link after you did it? Hahaha, just kidding.
 

Izick

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Izick, why did you ask him if you could put the link after you did it? Hahaha, just kidding.

I asked him if he wanted me to link his website.

Which is right here:

http://ptoponline.com/

It features a lot of fascinating articles about unfinished or cancelled projects from over he years. Really interesting stuff for people who like to see the inner workings of games.
 

Atruvius

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Every time I hear something about Battlefront 3 I can't help but think what idiots the guys at Lucas Arts were for never releasing a Battlefront game on consoles. Battlefronts were the best selling Star Wars games and don't get a sequel... wtf...
 

Izick

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He said in the stream that this was a build that was 8 months before the project was cancelled. So this isn't the 99% done version even.
 

TheSeks

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DEM TEXTURES.
 

TheSeks

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It's BARELY doing 15 FPS. So yeah, those 8 months have to have been fixing the textures and optimizing the game to gain 30FPS.
 

Toa TAK

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Shit, I'd play the game even if it looked like this!

I wonder if this gets enough attention, that the game itself might come back.
One can only hope...
 

I H8 Memes

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Well, somebody doesnt like money cause this game would have sold like crazy. Someone said this would have been out in 2008? If true it wouldnt have even had any competition from a Battlefield game.
 

KojiKnight

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What are the chances that this gets picked back up and this is a PR stunt for the game's announcement soon?

0%. Free radical's version wasn't even the latest version canned.

If we get a battlefront 3, it'll be from the ground up new.
 
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Heartbreaking watching this. Show so much potential, the fluid movement from ground to space combat....

Oh what could have been.
 

Woorloog

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What are the chances that this gets picked back up and this is a PR stunt for the game's announcement soon?

None.
Seriously.
Easier to restart the game. I understand that it isn't necessarily easy to work with others code, and systems, even with documentation (which, i reckon, is rarely good). Correct me if i'm wrong.

Also, the game was never 99% complete, if it were, it would have been finished more likely. I'm inclined to belive those claims about Free Radical, constant delays, overstating progress, whatever there was.
 
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haha what's next some build of 1313? This stings lol.

I hope so, I'd really like to see how the game played. The vertical slice at E3 was great, but I still don't believe it was fully representative of what the game would have eventually looked/played like.
 

KojiKnight

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None.
Seriously.
Easier to restart the game. I understand that it isn't necessarily easy to work with others code, and systems, even with documentation (which, i reckon, is rarely good). Correct me if i'm wrong.

Also, the game was never 99% complete, if it were, it would have been finished more likely. I'm inclined to belive those claims about Free Radical, constant delays, overstating progress, whatever there was.

This, most likely the game never got past the 70-80% complete. As we now know, LucasArts also were working on 2 prototypes for Battlefront 3 long after this livestream demo (which dates back to 2008) so whatever code free radical had done is likely long destroyed or sitting on some hard drive in a warehouse somewhere. We likely won't see anything from LucasArts version either since they no longer exist and were still pretty early on.

The best we can hope for is with Disney licensing off the star wars properties that a good company will pick it up and make a new battlefront.
 

Izick

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I said it before, but thanks again for this stream. I love seeing these unfinished games, especially for something as high-profile and often discussed as Battlefront III.
 

MechaZain

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Wow Dantooine looks amazing.

What are the chances that this gets picked back up and this is a PR stunt for the game's announcement soon?

I hope Disney's just waiting on the gun control debate to go away for a bit before announcing since the word was they're reevaluating their games with guns. Can't make a Star Wars game without lasers though, and Battlefront is the most successful SW franchise behind Force Unleashed and Lego Star Wars. With new movies coming I'd be shocked if they just let that die.