Star Wars: Battlefront 3
Even More Star Wars: Battlefront III Footage Breaks Cover
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We've long made peace with the fact that Star Wars: Battlefront III is unlikely to ever see the light of day, and yet periodically some more gameplay footage seems to emerge from out of the ether, opening up old wounds and reminding us of what might have been. Today is another one of those days.

Apparently this is a so-called "Version Two" of Star Wars: Battlefront III, which is a smaller internal project LucasArts had in the pipeline alongside Star Wars 1313 and Star Wars: First Assault, the latter of which was rumoured to be a digitally downloadable predecessor to Battlefront III.

Sources say that "Version Two" was to be transformed into Star Wars: Battlefront III, since the project had bounced from Free Radical to other studios. LucasArts had planned to take control of the project and make it themselves. Regrettably, it looks like that's not to be. Check out the Battlefront III footage below. It's a bit rough around the edges, but we get the impression it could have been something pretty good.

[Via Kotaku]


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Comment #1 by DeadMan634
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 12:36:43 PM
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-__- why they teasing us????

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Comment #2 by Total Shinobi
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 12:38:36 PM
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Gotta watch this quick before it get's taken down!

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Comment #3 by sticks117
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 12:39:17 PM
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Comment #4 by E10phoenix
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 12:39:36 PM
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This is just upsetting. They tease us with this footage but in fact the game isn't even in development anymore :(

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Comment #5 by Furryvision78
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 12:41:28 PM
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It looked like shit, then I saw x-wings. Now i'm sad lol.

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Comment #6 by Nesher Lavan
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 12:42:44 PM
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Wow...what a waste if they don't actually go thru with finishing these.

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Comment #7 by Astrex
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 12:42:50 PM
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fuck you disney cunts!!!

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Comment #8 by MyNameIsWill
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 12:44:07 PM
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The worst thing is that's Alpha build :'[

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Comment #9 by EMP
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 12:44:46 PM
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Not bad.

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Comment #10 by Zombiedrd
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 12:50:43 PM
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So now that Disney shut them down they decided to throw even more feces in fan's faces?

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Comment #11 by PhoenixTemplar
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 12:51:53 PM
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Fuck you LucasArts. Sure glad we StarWard Kinect and a shitty sequel to an already shitty SWTFU game instead of this. You dug your own grave.

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Comment #12 by SHMEEDIDDY
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 12:59:41 PM
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Comment #13 by McMffn
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 01:03:38 PM
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Ok ok people, lets calm down. Yes they shut down LucasArts. But what you may be missing is that they are going to instead license out Star Wars. What does that mean to you? Other developers could develop these games. Just imagine what this would be like if Dice developed it. Or Bethesda making an RPG. Or Bioware making one where YOU can decide to go jedi/sith (I realize there is SW: ToR, I'm saying more like Mass Effect). Just imagine the possibilities.

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Comment #14 by Mrryan12
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 01:11:33 PM
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It's almost like they know exactly what we wanted, but decided not to make it for us? I thought the point of running a buisness was to you know, make money? So instead a Kinect game gets made, and this gets buried. And they wonder why less of us gamers are showing up at stores...

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Comment #15 by Sketsboy16
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 01:19:02 PM
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I feel trolled

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Comment #16 by Jack Flak
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 01:25:19 PM
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I hate Disney.

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Comment #17 by Total Shinobi
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 01:32:25 PM
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Am I the only one who loved Star Wars The Force Unleashed? Granted the latter game was a major step backward and just a cash in because the first was so successful, or at least that's what I thought the reason behind the Second was so lazily done.

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Comment #18 by NewFoundTerror
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 01:49:49 PM
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@17 I also liked TFU. Lets just hope someone picks this up and does the name proud!

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Comment #19 by Spanish Assault
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 01:50:21 PM
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ugh....I hate everything about how this game was never made.

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Comment #20 by AGow95
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 01:53:17 PM
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I've gone from wanting this game to starting to get irrationally angry whenever I see news about it, because that news is always a new entry into the "It was/wasn't nearly finished" argument.

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Comment #21 by TH3 R00KI3
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 01:58:00 PM
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@11 Absolutely Agree!

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Comment #22 by bradengunn
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 02:08:00 PM
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Disney, I know you won't but please give EA the rights to Star Wars. They may be a terrible company but then perhaps we could have Bioware making KOTOR 3 and DICE making either this or Republic Commando 2...

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Comment #23 by xWarburton360x
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 02:24:07 PM
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I completely agree with #13, yeah that was a nasty tease but look at the potenial Star Wars games could have in the hands of other devolpers and publishers.

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Comment #24 by Septic
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 02:28:37 PM
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looked laggy.

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Comment #25 by halomike927
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 02:43:07 PM
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I would love to have battlefront 3 if it ever comes out.

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Comment #26 by StinkyPete2021
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 02:52:20 PM
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I envy the people playing; It looks sick.

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Comment #27 by Ultras500
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 02:52:58 PM
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Why the hate for Disney? They didn't cancel Battlefront 3, maybe if Lucas Arts had released it they wouldn't have been shut down

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Comment #28 by Darth Brently
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 02:54:13 PM
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@13 Bioware already did an amazing job of that with Knights of the Old Republic.

On topic, I'm sad Disney shut them down, but maybe with them licensing Star Wars out to other people we will have more quality titles.

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Comment #29 by cheevo360
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 02:57:53 PM
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I just f*** wish SW Battlefront III release. It is been terrible long time no Battlefront for consoles. I wish and wish SW: BF III on Xbox 720 or PS4 either or both. I want Battlefront returns that all we care.

Come Disney, just do it and you already broke many gamers and myself heart when you kicked LucasArts out of jobs. So now just admit you hurt them so bring back Battlefront. So then your business will be much better and we accept why you shutdown LucasArts. :)

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Comment #30 by Riphade 1
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 03:16:03 PM
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Are you guys sure this isn't the PC mods for CoD4?

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Comment #31 by capnovan
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 03:36:41 PM
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this is cruel:(

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Comment #32 by Total Shinobi
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 03:41:46 PM
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@24 This is alpha footage, from an unfinished game. Normally we wouldn't see this kind of footage, but because this game won't see the daylight we get to see what could have been.

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Comment #33 by scardro
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 03:57:09 PM
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@3 Disney really isn't the reason this game isn't coming out

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Comment #34 by jamal2807
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 04:00:02 PM
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lol the rebels suck at this game hard they always got the lower score

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Comment #35 by Fearon18
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 04:02:41 PM
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@30 thank you finally someone said it. Looks like they turned battlefront into COD. It has been quite some time since I played battlefront but wasn't it third person?

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Comment #36 by scardro
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 04:03:12 PM
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it looks like a down scaled version of First Assault clearly this evolved into that just by looking at the HUD

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Comment #37 by Arnold Prime
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 04:12:36 PM
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Comment #38 by The Elite Elite
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 04:43:21 PM
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@17: I thought most everyone liked TFU and were disappointed by TFU2? Anyway, this looks like it would have been real good. It's too bad it never will see the light of day. At least I can still play Battlefronts 1 & 2 on the Xbox.

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Comment #39 by Dlark17
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 04:48:11 PM
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I don't know how I feel about a first-person Battlefront. I always loved that they stayed in 3rd. It just felt right, especially when playing a hero. Otherwise, this looks downright amazing!
(By the way, is there supposed to be audio? Or is my computer just freaking out again?)

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Comment #40 by Bandage131
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 04:51:08 PM
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@35 Battlefront could be either 3rd or 1st person. I usually always played in 1st person.

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Comment #41 by taffaroo97
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 05:07:43 PM
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@30 i played first. Much easier to aim than in third IMO.

I am skeptical about buying a new console, however if Battlefront 3 is added as a release title i may be swayed lol. Never gonna happen though damn Lucas editing the perfectly ok films and shoving kinect shit down our throats.

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Comment #42 by Fearon18
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 05:15:32 PM
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@40,41 I can't believe I didn't know that... I still own it too!

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Comment #43 by shavron
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 05:24:15 PM
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When I played it on my PS2 I would play in third person, but when I bought it for my PC I felt first person was easier. I'm not sure why.

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Comment #44 by Satnav
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 05:27:09 PM
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That looks alot like a mod for battlefield than battlefront 3.

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Comment #45 by Andy78787
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 05:43:28 PM
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Why do they keep doing this to me!?

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Comment #46 by Nico8912
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 06:22:59 PM
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Maybe you should of let Free Radical finish Battlefront III the first time LucasArts, karma got you.

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Comment #47 by Sanchezz4387
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 06:56:36 PM
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Who gives a fuck its their loss at the end of the day im sick of seeing food images of "what could of been" fuck you lucas for the shit you've brought out and fuck you disney for canning any future prospecy of a respectable star wars game. Look at all the money youve lost you useless fucks

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Comment #48 by SPARTAN 8554
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 06:56:53 PM
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It sucks that thanks to Disney and their infinate wisdom we will never see how awesome these games would be. Its hard to even appriciate these cool pics and vids because Im reminded of what will never be. RIP LucasArts.

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Comment #49 by SpKXmasSpirit
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 07:02:29 PM
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I am confident that someday, SOMEDAY somehow, we will see a current-gen Star Wars Battlefront game. The PS2/XBox1 generation games were too good and too well received for us to never see a polished online multiplayer progression system.

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Comment #50 by Wolverine674
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 07:16:41 PM
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@13 I said the same thing when it was announced Lucas Arts was closed. Most of the games from Lucas Arts were licensed anyway. I could only find 4 games they developed themselves in the last 8+ years: Republic Commando (2005), Force Unleashed 1 (2008), Lucidity (2009) and Force Unleashed 2 (2010). While I don't really use MetaCritic as my yardstick for whether I'll enjoy a game, those 4 had an average rating of 69. Pretty poor.

Again, most of the games they release are done so with Lucas Arts being the publisher, NOT the developer. KOTOR (94) and SWTOR (85) were BioWare, LEGO Star Wars (80) was Travellers Tales, Battlefront 1 (84) & 2 (83) were Pandemic Studios and Tales of Monkey Island on PS3 (86) was Telltale Games. The highest rated game from the 4 they made was Republic Commando at 78, but that was over 8 years ago. Do you see a trend here? Games developed by an outside studio seem to be received better, are more popular and warrant more to be made.

Lucas Arts was more like EA, they published the games and occasionally made some themselves. But, if the internally developed games are consistently getting low ratings, low sales and low demand for more, then doesn't it make sense to switch the business model to all licensing? No company is going to keep dumping money into a pit in hopes that a great product will eventually be made.

Yes, Lucas Arts used to make some great games. USED to. Anything game worth noting that was developed by them was released 10+ years ago. There's nothing stopping Disney from licensing a new Monkey Island, or some new IP, to a great developer.

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Comment #51 by Total Shinobi
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 07:51:47 PM
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@39 No audio my friend!

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Comment #52 by edgecrusherhalo
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 08:55:08 PM
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all i can do is sigh and hope that these "leaked" videos are some kind of attempt to gauge fan reaction on what they have in mind so far in an attempt to make an awesome game. sadly, i highly doubt thats the case. its star wars, it HAS to be in 3's. we need battlefront 3 and force unleashed 3 for everything to be right in the universe.

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Comment #53 by Runny
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 09:00:15 PM
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omfg I miss this series. And watching that video breaks my heart

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Comment #54 by Kanaletto
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 10:25:08 PM
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Rocksteady + Star Wars = Epic Win

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Comment #55 by GamingDude
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 11:12:17 PM
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step 1: Close LucasArts studios
step 2: "accidentally" release ingame footage of cancelled game to drum business up
step 3: re-open LucasArts studios
step 4: get game released
step 5: Profit

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Comment #56 by Samurai Kadaj
Friday, April 12, 2013 @ 12:05:56 AM
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The fans obviously want it; why isn't anybody listening?

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Comment #57 by Venomized
Friday, April 12, 2013 @ 02:48:39 AM
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@13 ya but Disney said they aren't focusing on consoles, more so on devices such as phones and ipads, etc. So we are shit out of luck

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Comment #58 by metallicorphan
Friday, April 12, 2013 @ 04:59:57 AM
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@56 LOL,they have been ignoring fans since 2005 with 12,000+ replies

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Comment #59 by LeeJ2512
Friday, April 12, 2013 @ 05:06:15 AM
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I have a feeling this is a huge bluff. And it turns out they'll release it on the next gen lol.

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Comment #61 by slow SINY
Friday, April 12, 2013 @ 05:58:23 AM
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Speeder Bikes and X-Wings. This could've been the greatest game ever. EVER!

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Comment #62 by xTwiistsx
Friday, April 12, 2013 @ 07:06:55 AM
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Oh disney

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Comment #63 by XxMayhemxX
Friday, April 12, 2013 @ 08:57:30 AM
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#13 is correct ppl.. yes its sad for the employees of Lucas Arts, but for Star Wars games, its the best thing ever... stop crying and rejoice!!!

Better developers will get cracks at these games...
In fact everyone should be thanking Disney.. not all this Fuck Disney talk..

Apparently NO ONE knows what "liscensing out" games mean...

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Comment #64 by D1Matman
Friday, April 12, 2013 @ 11:14:00 AM
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EA has already co-published with Lucasarts before. Perhaps we can all wish for a future 'Star Wars Battlefield' by DICE. I think you might get just a few people who'd like to purchase that...

Afterall the original concept of SW: Battlefront was for Lucasarts to build their own Battlefield game with the Star Wars license... and well.. now they aren't making anything themselves, might as well give the license and opportunity over to the best in the warfare games business.

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Comment #65 by Dan Sabia
Friday, April 12, 2013 @ 03:55:03 PM
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Comment #66 by Reaqer
Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 06:52:37 AM
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I want to cry.

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Comment #67 by Ash Abe Add
Friday, April 19, 2013 @ 01:39:47 AM
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Hmm, I'm sure now BF3 would be in a different direction since there's a lot of new content.

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