The Internet is an Evil Place: Battlefront Sequel Rumors Persist

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The Star Wars: Battlefront franchise has had a strange and tortured history for a product that should be a no-brainer. You take the famous space and ground battles of the Star Wars universe, mash them together with Battlefield style game-play and let the players muck around as Jedi once in a while. Well, after forcing the famous conflicts of Star Wars onto the tiny screen of the PSP not once but twice, the hotly anticipated third iteration of the sci-fi combat series has hit wall after wall, going through multiple studios like a hot knife through butter.

Originally being tinkered with by Free Radical before they closed down, Star Wars Battlefront: III has shifted gears completely, now rumored to be titled Star Wars Battlefront: Online. The current developers are none other than SOCOM Confrontation makers Slant Six Games. As it stands right now, the title is in pre-production, so it may be canceled before we hear anything more about it. The current plan is to have it in presentable form by 2011, but given the unfortunate history of Battlefront III, I’m not getting my hopes up.

What do you guys think? The Battlefront series has always been a favorite of mine, and the space combat in the second game was a heck of a lot of fun. It’s sad to think that Battlefront: Online may become the next “Duke Nukem”, forced to spend eternity in pre-production while we get strung along with concept art and teaser videos. Who else is hoping for some more Star Wars action?

Source: Kotaku

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6 thoughts on “The Internet is an Evil Place: Battlefront Sequel Rumors Persist”

  1. Now that I have online capabilities I hope this does make it out as 2 player split-screen was all I ever got to do.

  2. Man, I don’t even like the Star Wars films or Story, but I’ve had a lot of fun playing various Star Wars games, all the way back to the Playstation days. I hope someone can put together another great one. I remember being excited for Force Unleashed but then heard nothing but bad things. Anyone give it a go?

  3. [quote comment=”10088″]Not liking the berry squad[/quote]

    hehehe bury squad, I loved the battlefront series, and I would think it would be a no-brainer, cause of the money potential. Hope to god it doesn’t turn into duke nukem forever: The Sequel.

    On a unrelated note, please don’t schedule the PC gaming night the first week of febuary. I have finals

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