The Demise of Lucasarts and a look at Battlefront 3
So here we are, LucasArts has been officially put to rest by Disney. Very interesting. I must admit, I really didn’t see that coming but some people are saying it’s for the best, while others are simply pissed off at Disney for shutting them down and cancelling everything that they had in development. I guess time will really tell what this means for us and the Star Wars gaming world.
Kotaku.com has come into the spotlight again and released some great information on LucasArts and the last months that eventually lead to their shutdown by Disney, and… wait for it! A sneak peak at what could have been Battlefront 3. The original post by Kotaku.com revealed leaked footage that was Star Wars: First Assault, and according to Kotaku.com, First Assault did not include any vehicles. The second video they just posted (code named “Version Two”) was intended to be released as Battlefront 3.
Kotaku has obtained video footage of this “Version Two” project, which you can see below:
In the video, you can see all sorts of vehicle combat: the player, looking from a first-person perspective, zips around in X-Wings and AT-AT Walkers while shooting down TIE Fighters and other Star Wars-y vehicles. The art isn’t final, but the combat looks very cool: one section, for example, shows multiple players riding on hoverbikes and shooting lasers at everything in their paths.
First Assault, as we reported a few weeks ago, didn’t have any vehicles. Version Two did.
This is because, according to multiple sources, developers at LucasArts planned to turn Version Two into Star Wars: Battlefront III, the highly-anticipated third game in the Battlefront shooter series that has shuffled from developer to developer over the past few years. This time, LucasArts hoped to make it themselves.
Leaked Battlefront III Footage by All-Games-Beta
Check out the full article here.
I swear if Disney screwed up our chances for Battlefront 3, I am going to extremely pissed as I am sure a lot of my fellow Battlefrontians probably will be.
So now we are sitting here and have no clue what’s in store for us in the future. What a bummer…
Thoughts and opinions?!