Is Battlefront 3 in the works? + Battlefront 3 concepts, not related to Battlefront 3?
About a week ago, there were a lot of renders and concepts that were leaked and posted, that did not have any relation to Battlefront 3. After I had posted them as well, I got an email from a very nice gentlemen, requesting to have his work removed, which of course I had no problem doing.
Since there is only 4 more days until we find out what LucasArts will be giving us, you can check out what this ex-Free Radical employee had to say about his unrelated Battlefront 3 work:
“Any work that I did during my time at Free Radical on behalf of LucasArts was pure asset creation for them. Nothing that could be considered as a game was delivered upon the project’s completion. I do not know if LucasArts used/are planning to use these assets to create a game, however the possibility is there. … the project was relatively simple, and I feel that it has now been blown out of proportion by enthusiastic individuals jumping to conclusions on the web (although the company advertising at the time did not exactly help this situation).”
Our source continued, saying that Free Radical (now Crytek UK) “still just about exists as a legal entity [under administration by ReSolve LLP — ed.], however the liquidation of the company is now underway, so soon it will cease to be altogether. The death of this company is looking like it will drag out over the year mark.”
And that’s that. For that particular set of media — which you’ve seen — at least. From what other former employees have indicated, though, you could apply this to more of what’s been uncovered in the last couple of weeks. “These images are in no way linked to Battlefront 3 and were done in my personal time before any type of employment,” said another employee who contacted us. Not exactly what many would want to hear, but it’s always better to know what’s really going on. Unless the “Battlefront III” or “Free Radical” watermarks are in sight, view any dug up Star Wars art with a bit of caution. BF3 media is out there, just not in copious amounts as it would seem.
A great find by Cenon, a LucasArts forum member, is a project porfolio of someone who had worked on Free Radicals version of Battlefront 3 as an Animator. Check out a great animation on what “could have been” at his website here.
4 more days!!!! Who’s excited???