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Star Wars Battlefront III was 99% finished before getting canned

12/1/12 2:40pm

The Star Wars Battlefront series is often celebrated by both Star Wars and shooter fans for being among some of the best sci-fi games ever created. This is why the news of the would-be third installment’s cancelation was seen as such a big loss. Well, some newly revealed details about the cancelation are bound to make fans feel even worse. 

During an interview with gamesTM Magazine, Free Radical co-founder Steve Ellis revealed it was the studio’s most ambitious project and would have offered up plenty of new features. He also said it was near completion before its plug was pulled. And when I say it was near completion, I mean it was just about DONE.
 
"You could start a battle on the ground, jump into a ship and fly into space, continuing on to dock in a capital ship and continue the battle there.
 
"We'd had to build all kinds of new tech and overcome numerous technical challenges and limitations but we had done it. We had a 99% finished game that just needed bug fixing for release. It should have been our most successful game, but it was canceled for financial reasons.”
 
Wow. That’s certainly a downer. It’s even more depressing when you consider how such a highly anticipated game (much less one that was this close to being finished) wouldn’t have been able to fix the financial woes of the developer involved. Sigh. I guess fans can always watch the leaked Battlefront III footage and dream of what could have been.   
 

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