Neoseeker : News : Star Wars: Battlefront 3 was "99% finished" before cancellation
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EvilTediz597 Dec 1, 12
quote Ded Valve
What I don't understand was how this game got to 99% completion without any publicity. Where they just going to mysteriously show up in gamestop stores one day?
Free Radical have always been tight-lipped. It's part of their origins with Rare. They don't work with the hype machine, and the entire time STB3 was in development, they told no one what they were actually working on aside from it being a "secret project with LucasArts". The information regarding them developing BF3 was released after their company crisis when they were absorbed into Crytek.

Free Radical didn't really need to work with hype anyway. You just need to know that they made GoldenEye and TimeSplitters and you're pretty much expecting something good. Haze was unfortunate, but you really wouldn't have expected such a small company to be developing something as big as BF3. I guess their marketing plan was to come out and say "Hey, we made Battlefront 3. Are you excited? Well it ships next week."
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Lyonnais Dec 1, 12
Can we have Timesplitters and Battlefront instead of CoD and MW? Please? We can have Monkeys and Lightsabers? And tits?
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nnnddd101010 Dec 1, 12
On one hand, I'm happy Free Radical didn't make BF3 because Haze was one the worst games I've played this gen. On the other hand...no Battlefront.
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Demonfurby Dec 1, 12
Well that sucks
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legendary one Dec 1, 12
I WANT BF 3! WHY CANCEL? THIS WOULD KILL COD AND HALO!
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Gonzales Dec 1, 12
Hopefully Disney will show common sense and release BF3. Not this BF3, but they'll find someone to do it.

Insomniac? Did a great job with resistance...
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original Dec 1, 12
quote Ded Valve
What I don't understand was how this game got to 99% completion without any publicity. Where they just going to mysteriously show up in gamestop stores one day?
There was some publicity, some leaked footage and such. I was expecting a reveal at a dev conference or something similar, like E3 or PAX.

Such a shame, I'm sure myself and all the old regulars at the BFII forum would have loved a third iteration. :/
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SpartanNinja Dec 1, 12
quote Gonzales
Hopefully Disney will show common sense and release BF3. Not this BF3, but they'll find someone to do it.
You know
i'm wondering if Disney actually owns certain star wars franchises. Obviously they own the movies but I think some games like BF3 and Kotor and the like are still leased out...
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Abyss Raider Dec 1, 12
This makes me sad Battlefront was my favorite of the popular Star Wars games... Can't believe we were that close to getting a new one.
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Marc Dec 1, 12
Huge disappointment, could have brought some dignity and class back into the online shooter genre, something that has completely been lost over the past few years.
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The guy Dec 1, 12
If only the people in charge of star wars games would realize that we want a battle front game, not a crappy "mature" 1313 or some canon screw up forced unleashed *sigh*
Battlefront 3 could have made them so much money, and made so many people happy
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Swampasaur Dec 1, 12
99%? How did we not know about this sooner?

I'd imagine it would be easy to complete at this point. Any developer that would pass up easy money is got to be crazy.
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mel Dec 2, 12
To those who keep saying "omg do a kickstarter!", it might be a nice idea, but...have you ever heard of licensing, non-compete clauses, or intellectual property? Everybody with any type of ownership in the unfinished game would have to be on board or the devs would risk (read: definitely have) lawsuits.
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Tim M. Dec 2, 12
Obviously the new leads of LucasArts created completing the experience far more problematic than was value it. If they were 99% done then its apparent someone desired it to not come out. Why would another designer want to choose up a activity title that was so finish but was still decreased by higher? Appears to be like a snare to me.

Regards,
Tim Mith @ wowlevelingguide.org
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Thrawn Dec 2, 12
99% percent finished. What a huge mistake they made by letting this game go unplayed.
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