So, not much has been happening in the last few weeks.. in fact.. it’s been extremely quiet. Spark Unlimited have set up a question and answer section on the bottom of their website, but unfortunately, they are still not providing any insight into their super “secret” game. Their latest question answer being:
QUESTION: Hi, I would like to ask if the game your developing is the long waited Star Wars: Battlefront 3 or if it has anything to do with Lucasarts. I heard from other people that you just said that they had to take that with Lucasarts but, it is next to impossible to contact Lucasarts. No matter what game you guys are doing, it is in my beliefs that you will make a great job -Jakob
ANSWER: We are the solely the developer of games. The publisher controls said properties. All announcements, information and/or materials must come from or coordinated through the publisher. If you want word on Battlefront, you need to contact LucasArts.
At this time, we are prohibited from talking about who we are working with or working on either through affirmation or processes of elimination. So, I can neither confirm nor deny what we are working on or whom we are working with.
Which of course, is something that we already knew…
Our good friend Rainz has also sent in his insight and offers up some great points.
As you know, on Spark Unlimited’s website, they had an unannounced project presumed to be Battlefront 3, “with the public disclosure of the title still months away”. And that particular bit of info was posted on the website in January.
As we are now in August, many of us were confused about when this “unannounced” project would finally be shown to the public. It was not announced at E3 or at Comic-Con. Now many of us have possible ideas about when Spark would reveal it’s title: When the Blu-Ray collection of Star Wars is released on September 16th, or during Spike VGA’s in December, or even at next years E3! While those dates may or may not be accurate ideas, I’ve come up with another.
LucasArts has had two anticipated titles, Star Wars Kinect and The Old Republic, in the spotlight during their past showings at events, with both games having a suggested release date of the 2011 Holiday season, Kinect with a suggested Christmas release, and The Old Republic with a late November release.
When Spark Unlimited was asked about the release date for their title, they replied with this “The release date is solely at the publisher’s discretion. It is subject to change and has changed. It is still months away until it isn’t.”
My opinion is that LucasArts will hold back on announcing future titles until these two games are released. It would feel out of place to announce a new project in the middle of all the hype. My best guess is they will probably announce it about 5-6 months after these two games are released when all the excitement surrounding Kinect and Republic has died down.
I would have to agree that LucasArts will be more reluctant to bring out another huge title like Battlefront 3 while being in the middle of The Old Republic and Star Wars: Kinect.
Lets hear some opinions! Lets get some faith and hope rolling again Battlefrontians!