LucasArts Run By "Psychopaths"

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May 4, 2012

LucasArts Run By "Psychopaths" by Gahars at 9:31 PM (1,823 Views / 0 Likes) 24 replies

  1. Gahars
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    The Star Wars Battlefront series (especially Battlefront 2) was awesome. I remember just loving those games, and eagerly awaiting a third one. I mean, hey, the Battlefront formula on (then) next gen consoles? Sign me up for that!

    So I waited. And waited. And waited. And waited...

    Yeah, we're still waiting for even an official announcement. Why has taken so long to produce another sequel for such a well loved franchise? Well, after a recent interview with David Doak and Steve Ellis from Free Radical, we have an answer: sabotage.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    It gets even more tragic when you hear about the scope they had in mind for the third Battlefront game.

    Sources: The Escapist and Euorgamer

    And now, we will never get to see that game. Hey, look on the bright side! Losing Battlefront 3 for The Force Unleashed and Star Wars Kinect is the perfect trade of- oh wait, it isn't. At all. Hm.

    I tried to reach LucasArts for a comment on their complete disregard of the fans' wishes. This was their only response.
     


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    Member Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

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    WOW That's rough. D:
     
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    So very true, there is no reason to cancel BF3 unless it was bad...this is coming from someone who isn't into Star Wars but the Battlefront games were great.
     
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    i can imagine Lucasarts thought they could make the smaller company go bankrupt and then buy them up. Luckily enough another company beat them to the buy out. And yes Lucasarts is that dirty, you can't or shouldn't be surprised. Lucas himself has been said to be a cut-throat businessman.
     
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    Only a masochist would cancel Battlefront III. Does someone at LucasArts not like money?

    Although nowadays I'm not even sure if I want Battlefront III. Its since been passed to so many devs that it's not funny and if rumors are true, then we got a shit dev (Spark Unlimited) behind it now.
     
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    The original concept for Battlefront 3 just seemed amazing D:
     
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    As long as it doesn't take so long that the game isn't even relevant anymore (see: Duke Nukem Forever), I could still see Battlefront 3 being great.
     
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    Well, it seemed great when they had a good studio under it (Free Radical), but since then it's been pawned off to increasingly worse studios if rumors are true. If they gave it to someone who really cared for the game then it'd kick ass but so far I'm not seeing that.
     
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    The concept for BF itself is amazing. how sad :(
     
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    At this point, they could honestly just remaster BF2 and give it proper online play, and I would gladly buy it.
     
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    Last I read, Sparks Unlimited appears to not be working on it. (Read a tweet earlier in April where they confirmed to not be working on it.)

    Whole situation doesn't make sense, especially when there's a ton of money to be made. I know i'd be willing to pay full price for the game, or even just a bf2 hd remake
     
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    How hard would this really be? I mean, StarFox assault had a few levels that worked where you fought a gunfight on the ground and hopped in a Arwing and blast some enemies on the space front. Sounds more like LA wanted to pull a MML3-Style move of saying how awesome a game would be and then making total crap instead of the game. Force Unleashed was such BS. The only cool thing about it was the fast-paced combat. And even that got boring fast. Shame. I loved the Battlefront game on the GCN.
     
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    Publishers are ironically more disconnected with the game industry than most players, logic just isn't a factor.
     
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    This is the worst news ever.
     
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    Day one purchase. I don't care if it's a "rehash" or "shitty HD port" or whatever, this game would be in my Xbox 360 all day every day.
     
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    Ah, I remember the days of BF2. Playing all day and night with my cousin, only stopping for bathroom visits, lunch and dinner.
    I really loved the option to pick the maps and modes of you like. A shame that I forgot how it's called...
    Gonna give him a call today =)

    One thing, there is a PC version right?
     
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    Yeah, you can get it on Steam for around $10. And I'm pretty sure it's still rather active.
     
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    Great! On my way to Steam!
     
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    I keep getting nightmares of Battlefront 3 devs saying "We're aiming for a wider audience".
    :cry:
     
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    I can't wait for the Intergalactic Dance Off Mode.
     
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