The Star Wars license has been attached to several different genres of video games over the years. Some of the didn't work as well, but there were a few that were golden. Sadly, there are a few great games that LucasArts never revisited, so Push Start Select is highlighting the 5 games fans want to see again.
"Over-exaggeration aside, the first Battlefront is commonly ranked as one of the best Star Wars games ever made, next to Battlefront 2 and Republic Commando.
Battlefront 2 released to much acclaim a little over a year later, improving upon the original in every single way possible (except multiplayer).
But after that? The series went dark, never releasing a main iteration of the series again.
Today, I am posing the simple but seemingly complicated question: where in the world is Star ..."
"the rumour states that almost all of the studio’s 200 or so employees within the Los Angeles-based developer will be let go with only a few to be transitioned into other EA development teams.
The news is unconfirmed at the moment, but with the report also stating that the Pandemic staff are to be informed at 11 a.m. PT today, we’d expect an official announcement sometime soon."
"Pandemic Studios, developer of the original Star Wars: Battlefront games, has denied picking up the third Battlefront instalment from the remnants of troubled TimeSplitters dev Free Radical, which was originally working on the third game.
"As of right now I can say Battlefront III is not currently at Pandemic," a company spokesperson confirmed on its web forums. "While I know the title seems to be up in the air from all the buzz around the web... LucasArts will be the only one knowing wher..."
The development history of Star Wars: Battlefront 3 is sure to become famous. First in the hands of Free Radical, before being passed to Rebellion after they went bankrupt, and now changed hands again. The new developer? Pandemic the developer of the two earlier titles, as well as other such games as Mercenaries 1&2 and Lord of the Rings: Conquest.
There was excitement all around with Star Wars fans when some leaked footage was displayed for the world to see. This article by Michael Thomsen from au.wii.ign.com covers some topics discussed with an ex employee of Free Radical including Star Wars: Battlefront III and other games such as Haze and Timesplitters 4.
A new Star Wars Battlefront is probably inevitable and the rumors have definitely been rekindled after Amazon have put up Star Wars Battlefron 3 for a release date of March 2009. While this could be no more than guessing factor into the equation that E3 is coming up in week, a very likely platform for the announcement. Making this rumor a little more believable. The game is apparently going to appear on the PS3, 360, Wii, PS2, PSP, and DS
In the latest gamespot podcast Rob Yescombe said that Free Radical (the same team that is about to release Haze) is already working on 2 projects. One of them being Timesplitter 4 while the other is a secret Lucast Art project. Rumors are that it is Battlefront 3
Some very interesting news from the latest Issue Of PSM3. Free Radical are working on a new LucastArt game which is rumored to be Star Wars: Battlefront 3. Activision has trademarked the name DJ Hero. Sounds just like Guitar Hero right? And most interesting is that sometime in April, Guerilla Games will show off brand new footage of Killzone 2 and PSM3 is invited to the showing. No word if this will be a private viewing.