Star Wars: First Assault Predecessor to Star Wars: Battlefront 3 but…
Well my fellow Battlefrontians, some very interesting news to report today. Kotaku.com has just revealed that Star Wars: First Assault (which was first sighted last September) was originally a downloadable multiplayer shooter that was supposed to be released sometime this spring.
Now according to Kotaku.com’s sources, Star Wars: First Assault is a “step zero” or “predeccessor” to Star Wars: Battlefront 3:
Star Wars: First Assault, our source says, would lead up to Battlefront III. This new Battlefront would use nothing from the Battlefront III that has already been in production at studios like Free Radical and Slant Six, our source says. Instead, LucasArts would build Battlefront III based on code from First Assault.
According to our source, a small team has already been prototyping vehicles for Battlefront III. Current code allows you to fly a TIE Fighter or ride an AT-ST walker.
There are no vehicles in First Assault, nor are there Jedi. LucasArts intentionally decided not to use the Battlefront name so expectations wouldn’t be too high, our source says. And the game is almost done.
Here comes the kicker. Their source reports that First Assault may never see the light of day due to the fact that when LucasArts found out that Disney was involved in purchasing the company and things went sour.
So since September, employees at LucasArts have been working on the game with no knowledge as to whether or not it will actually come out. According to our source, LucasArts is “bleeding talent” as employees wait to see what executives at Disney and LucasFilm want to do with First Assault and other games the studio is working on.
So now it looks like this game is in the same boat as Star Wars: 1313. A big fat sinking boat. Kotaku has contacted LucasArts and will update when they hear back from them. Their source has said the only way we are going to get the games we want is for us (the fans), to speak up and give them our demands!
Hell yeah! Lets hear those thoughts and opinions now!
HUGE thanks to Kotaku.com for the great job reporting this!