Battlefront 3 May Return to Pandemic Studios
Ooh boy… and yet another smoking hot rumor has surfaced about the infamous, untitled and as of yet, untitled Star Wars: Battlefront 3. This time we have some interesting news concerning who may be doing the development of Star Wars: Battlefront 3. According to 1up.com who originally got their information from vg247.com Battlefront 3 may be returning to their original origins at Pandemic Studios.
Although we still haven’t heard a breath of information from anywhere official, including Lucas Arts, it seems the fans of the Battlefront series are very hopeful that they will be getting what they want. I think this would score a big hit with the Star Wars franchise after all the bad reviews of The Force Unleashed and a lot of negative feedback from the new MMO: The Old Republic (www.kotor3.net).
I am also setting up a forum, for everyone to discuss their opinons and maybe get some wishlist stuff happening.
Here is the article as posted from 1up.com:
Though still officially in limbo, Star Wars: Battlefront 3 may be taken back by the series’ original creators, according to a report from VideoGaming247. Citing an “insider source,” the game is said to be going back to Pandemic Studios, which made the first two Star Wars: Battlefront games.
Though the title has never even been formally announced by LucasArts, it’s been getting a lot of attention lately. Financial difficulties at FreeRadical supposedly shifted the rumored project to Rebellion. When fans saw the renders and more recently, leaked alpha footage from Free Radical, interest grew. But it’s impossible to tell if Rebellion took the existing game and built on it, or started from scratch, especially with so little official information. Now this report conflicts directly with what we’ve previously heard, claiming that Pandemic will be handling the game. If it was taken from Rebellion, we may never know exactly why, but with interest buzzing on the game we expect to hear official word on a developer soon.
Whichever studio lands the project, it’s good to know that the game itself appears to be surviving FreeRadical’s money woes. We’ll have to see how closely the project still resembles the alpha footage when official word finally comes.
and the article as posted from vg247.com:
A very reliable “insider source” has told videogaming247 that Star Wars Battlefront 3 is heading back to Pandemic’s studios in Los Angeles, California.
Pandemic Studios and LucasArts developed the first Battlefront back 2004, with the sequel coming out just a year later.
However, inside of 12 months of Battlefront II’s release, Free Radical Design announced that it would be making a third title in the series. The project was dropped late last year amid FRDs financial difficulties.
Yesterday, alpha footage leaked onto the net that another one our VG247’s contacts told us that footage was indeed real.
We have contacted EA, who owns Pandemic Studios, but as of yet have not been able to reach the publisher for comment.
VG247 is told that this is pretty nailed on, so expect an announcement sooner rather than later.