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Originally Posted by jtom320 View Post

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



Whoooaaa that is an interesting view. So, now all the cards are on the table. I wonder why they didnt get another game company to do it instead.
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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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Whoooaaa that is an interesting view.

Agreed, upon reading that; I'm also glad they didn't decide to complete production, a lot of people would have definitely been left disappointed.
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post #84 of 118
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Whoooaaa that is an interesting view. So, now all the cards are on the table. I wonder why they didnt get another game company to do it instead.

Free Radical at one point was a really excellent FPS house. They are made up of most of the original Goldeneye team. It seems they had a lot of problems with transitions to next-gen however. Haze was a truly awful game. Hopefully Crytek is whippin them into shape.

As far as Battlefront 3 I really couldn't tell you. I'd guess most of what they had just wasn't that good and it wasn't worth it starting over from square one with a new team. I don't think Battlefront is a strong enough IP to warrant a half decade time lapse in between games. It's good it's just not that good and very few franchises can go off the radar that long without losing some sort of relevance.
    
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[Neoseeker] Former LucasArts employee claims Star Wars: Battlefront 3 was subpar, not 99% done

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Free Radical Design's co-founder Steve Ellis previously claimed that Star Wars: Battlefront III was actually 99% finished when it was ultimately canceled. Now, a former LucasArts developer has come forward to dispute these claims, even going as far as referring to the 99% as "bull*****" while claiming that the game was not shelved purely due to financial reasons.

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Edit: My bad, should avoid the computer until after I have my wake up coffee thumb.gif
Edited by Vakten - 12/3/12 at 8:29pm
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Stupid Haze.
Edited by Marin - 12/3/12 at 8:35pm
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I really liked Star Wars Battlefront on my ps2. Wish it didn't get canceled.
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Battlefront 3 + Frostbite 2 + destruction = oh god
 
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A lot of accusations out of this article, it seems very hostile. Experience tells me that the hostile source is usually lying and/or trying to save face for one reason or another. If you also take into consideration the track record of LucasArts, and how some developers have said they are nearly impossible to work with, you start to wonder. Having read many interviews over the many years that all pretty much said LA was nearly impossible to work with, I think the person interviewed in this article still has some loyalties to LA.

Even if the game was at 75%, it still should have been saved and put out, the fan base was strong enough. I will also point out that during the timeline of this mess, they were still developing Star Wars The Old Republic. I wonder if Lucas Arts realized that BattleFront III was going to be a far superior game to SWTOR, and wanted it canned because of how huge the investment into SWTOR there was. Their original release dates weren't that far off from one another. Of course we all know how it panned out in the end.
    
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