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[VRZ] Star Wars Battlefront III was 99% done upon cancellation[Update]

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"We were making a game with very high ambition. You could start a battle on the ground, jump into a ship and fly into space, continuing on to dock in a capital ship and continue the battle there. We'd had to build all kinds of new tech and overcome numerous technical challenges and limitations but we had done it." he explained. In fact, Ellis claims they had done it to 99%; that all which remained in the game's development was bug fixes and patching, and that the game was essentially finished.

However, when LucasArts had a change in management, it seems that for whatever reason, it was decided not worth investing in the game anymore, and Battlefront III was canceled.

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Oh by the way. None of this is true.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/former-lucasarts-employee-on-why-star-wars-battlefront-iii-failed-6400936

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"In December 2007, Free Radical still did not have simple AI working in levels," he said. "For much of 2007, Xbox 360 builds simply did not work. Initially, Free Radical claimed it was a US/UK kit difference, but when we asked to FedEx one of their working machines to the US for a build review, they declined."
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This was only just the beginning of problems for Free Radical and Battlefront III. In 2007, the source began to suspect that its payments to Free Radical were in fact being used to complete Haze and not Battlefront III. What's more, during this time, Haze became a PlayStation 3 exclusive, which affirmed LucasArts' belief that the studio's engine was not compatible with Xbox 360 at the time.

In August 2007, the source said Free Radical was "struggling" with Haze and Battlefront III and thus began to (as time would prove unsuccessfully) shop around TimeSplitters 4. It was also during this time that the source levied his most serious claims against Free Radical.

"At this point, I felt that Free Radical was akin to a Ponzi scheme where time and budget from the next game was being used to finish the previous, late, title," he said.
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A critical milestone came in May 2008 when Haze finally shipped. The game was more than a year late and received generally poor review marks. "The quality of the game was extremely alarming to us," he said. "Free Radical insisted that the delays were to ensure the game was a gem with 85+ review, but that was very clearly not the case."
 
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revival petition!

tbh, id like a SW:Jedi knight 4
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That's a shame :/
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Surely it wouldn't have taken much money to finish it? This is really weird, unless the game was so horrible that they decided to shelve it.
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I'm not surprised but, I was a person who thought all the people putting blind faith into Disney taking over LucasArts weren't playing with a full deck.

Disney is the EA of film industry.
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I'm not surprised but, I was a person who thought all the people putting blind faith into Disney taking over LucasArts weren't playing with a full deck.
Disney is the EA of film industry.

What does Disney have to do with this? This happened long before Lucas Arts was bought out.
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I'm not surprised but, I was a person who thought all the people putting blind faith into Disney taking over LucasArts weren't playing with a full deck.
Disney is the EA of film industry.

Massive fail/whining, Disney had nothing to do with this at all. People just cant wait to complain about something blindly on this forum anymore. I swear they don't even read the "news" people post, they just post really quick to get their big mouth wrong opinion on the first page for all to see.
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What does Disney have to do with this? This happened long before Lucas Arts was bought out.

The link says it was a change in management at Lucas which is a Disney move I highly doubt LucasArts willingly canned their own game and the deals/condiitons of a buyout are laid down and start to happen long before it becomes widely known public knowledge.
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post #10 of 118
Yay, more top-heavy organizations!

Why not fire the new managerial staff as well, it would be a minimal investment to recoup a lot of your development costs instead of eating the ENTIRE PROJECT as a loss.
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