Spark Unlimited’s Secret Game…. Battlefront 3?
So there hasn’t been much lately in the way of news for Battlefront 3. E3 came up short, as well as Comic-Con… what’s next? Well I have some faith that it may be announced at the upcoming Star Wars Celebration V, which takes place August 12 – 15, 2010.
“The job ad on Gamasutra requires “a senior gameplay engineer for a 3rd Person Action/Adventure title in a high-profile science fiction franchise currently in development for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC markets.”
The successful candidate will also “be tasked with functionality goals to realize the vision for a high profile next-generation property currently in prototype development.” The listing also mentions the Unreal 3 engine.
“Spark requires a senior gameplay engineer”
If this didn’t already sound a lot like the Kinect Star Wars title pre-visualised and shown at Microsoft’s E3 press conference, online super-sleuth Superannuation spotted the LinkedIn profile of Spark employee John Lawrie who lists an “unannounced third person sword fighting game (well known IP, Xbox 360, PS3)” on his CV.”
Anyway, this sparked my curiosity a little bit so I decided to send off an email to Spark Unlimited. I honestly didn’t expect a response, but I did get one back this evening.
Their response was:
“We are the solely the developers of the games. The publishers are the owners of said properties. As such, it is their prerogative as to when to announce a game. I can tell you it is generally a year after we start before a project is announced to the public. So, the game for which are hiring won’t be announce for some time… maybe Comic-Con 2011.
Thanks for inquiring. Sorry we can’t divulge what we are working on.”
So even if it is our beloved Battlefront 3, it looks like we’ll still be waiting awhile before it’s even announced.
Come on Celebration V!!!