Neoseeker : News : New Star Wars game franchise being revealed on May 31
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Raijin1999 May 25, 12
Forgot to mention the hexane game engine has crazy support for multiple light sources. This is evident in REORC, and many of the game's light bulbs and streetlamps could be shot out. The effect all that light had on the moonlit streets of Raccoon City and it's oddball museum-like set pieces (look at you RCPD) was pretty awesome. Now just imagine that with all the laser fire from a battlefront game.
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RabidChinaGirl May 25, 12
Raijin1999 I heard Force Unleashed was short, but damn, four hours is... pretty awful.
I've the misfortune of clinging to long-dead franchises like Republic Commando and KOTOR. The former is never going to be revived because of the Clone Wars cartoon, and SWTOR pretty much sealed the deal for KOTOR. /sigh
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Raijin1999 May 25, 12
It would have to be Battlefront 3. Force Unleashed is a dead series after the second game failed horribly (4 hour game... seriously).

Lucasarts also went on to recently state they were no longer going to be using >any< 3rd party developers for any of their games. That does not, however, mean that they would be creating a game from scratch.

Last we heard from Battlefront 3 was game data secretely included on the Slant Six developed Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City game disc. It contained model data for characters, including Rebel-Pilot uniform Luke Skywalker (Hoth), game data for a Hoth stage, and also loading screen splash pages for a Hoth stage which included on the images a description of the game mode you were about to play, which also verified rumors that Slant Six was one of the several studios that had worked on a Battlefront game.

Lucasarts may be polishing up the data they developed to finish the game. This would also mean that Battlefront 3 will run on the same Hexane game engine. Read what Capcom's REORC producer Mike Jones stated:

“Slant Six one cooperative four-player playable prototype has super fast on its feet using a proprietary technology – Hexane is their engine and they will soon offer it for licensing…” He adds:. “The engine has its roots in SOCOM, what multiplayer, online, etc. As you have a very strong line-skeleton and a prototype developed for our internal team at Capcom in Osaka took half a year, would they have accomplished in just one month! ”

(Mind the broken English, not sure if that info is straight from Mike)

If Slant sold Lucasarts on the game engine, then we're likely going to see Battlefront 3 either as an online type game (PSN/XBL, saving tons of money otherwise used to distribute) that may serve as a shell for many online expansions, bit by bit via DLC.

Whle I would prefer an actual retail game disc, Lucasarts is going through some pretty crazy financial problems right now and really needs to pull out their big gun to pull them out of the water AND finally get it produced. No more stupid bad calls that result in the closure of mostly awesome game studios (Free Radical).

GET BATTLEFRONT DONE. GET IT ON PEOPLES CONSOLES (and pc), DONT EVER DOUBT AWESOME DEVELOPERS AGAIN. And most importantly, DONT LET THE STUPID SUITS MAKE THESE CALLS IN THE FIRST PLACE. Let QA determine if there's a winner on your hands, not some idiot that manages your wallet.


Kinnect SW, you freakin' disappoint me. =_=
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tekmosis May 25, 12
It better be some damn good news. They have a lot to make up for after this..

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samwise995 May 25, 12
I wish they would do Battlefront 3. But since this is supposedly a new franchise, I doubt that is what it is.
So I'm fresh out of ideas. Any ideas on where they could go with a SW franchise that isn't too well-trodden?
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