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Battlefront 3 could have been awesome

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With the recent cancelling of Star Wars 1313 and the abysmal Start Trek review (they’re the same thing, right?) the news that we may have had a decent Star Wars title a few years back before it was cancelled can be a bitter pill to swallow.

Back in 2008 the gaming world was getting excited about the upcoming Battlefront 3 until, seemingly out of nowhere, Free Radical collapsed and the title was dropped by their new owners, Crytek.

This video footage is grainy and still pre-alpha so all the sexy textures and finishes are a long way off -  but just look at the size of the levels.

BF3 alphaNov from Blue_Monkey on Vimeo.

I want a game where I can leave a huge battle raging on the planet and fly up to a space ship in orbit and join the on ship battle there… now that’s something that would make me pay real money for a game.

Last night one of the QA testers for this title was on reddit doing an AMA. You can read through that here for an interesting insight into the world behind the scenes of gaming

Last Updated: May 6, 2013


  1. Admiral Chief Erwin

    May 6, 2013 at 09:11

    Agneesis @ header


    • Unavengedavo

      May 6, 2013 at 12:03

      Is that storm trooper playing with Vader’s “lightsaber”? :O


      • Admiral Chief Achievement

        May 6, 2013 at 12:04

        Agneeflip, I forgot about it, and now you reminded me again!!!!


  2. Xraytedx3

    May 6, 2013 at 09:11

    Its Cool LazyGamer i didn’t wanna go to bed not crying anyway. ty


  3. Admiral Chief Erwin

    May 6, 2013 at 09:12

    I loved BF. Loved BF2 even more. Sad news Monday 🙁


    • Rince da Ref Lvl2

      May 6, 2013 at 09:54

      I know hey? Did Gavin not get it all this morning or what? Bad enough having to come into work!


      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        May 6, 2013 at 10:27



  4. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    May 6, 2013 at 09:12

    I am now a Sad Panda 🙁


  5. Matthew Holliday

    May 6, 2013 at 09:14

    exactly what I wanted from The Old Republic

    pretty crazy how it rolls from pre empire to luke skywalker, its like every star wars fans dream


  6. Sageville

    May 6, 2013 at 09:33

    Exactly, I want a lightsaber, force powers and a ship to fight in with epic spaceship battles in space and wikkid FPS on the ground in awesome star wars universe granduer. Exploration in my ship in a massive universe with all the Star wars systems and characters. Basically a Space Sim / FPS crossover of awesomeness.

    I would happily pay double AAA prices for that game.

    Is such a game not possible in our lifetime?


    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      May 6, 2013 at 10:02

      I feel the same. Then I wake up and realise that the money hungry cashcows are now interested in such an epic game


  7. Admiral Chief Erwin

    May 6, 2013 at 10:08

    Why must all the GOOD games never happen????


  8. justlikemo

    May 6, 2013 at 10:08

    It could have been awesome, I loved 1 & 2. but hey new management have not really provided something that was wow.


  9. Yateen Dayaram

    May 6, 2013 at 14:16

    after watching that footage all I can say is Wow….they cancelled this title?? it doesn’t make sense


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