Common Lucasarts, bring these games (star wars 1313, first assault) to the fans. You're not making any money cancelling Lucasarts. I get you cancelled it for support and security, but like seriously, keep stuff like this up, and you won't last long with funds.
Source says unannounced game supports up to 16 players, could be a lead-in to Battlefront III; fate uncertain following Disney buyout.
Star Wars: First Assault, which emerged last October, is a downloadable multiplayer shooter. That's according to a Kotaku source, who told the site the unannounced game was originally pegged to be released this spring, but is now in limbo following Disney's high-profile acquisition of the Star Wars franchise last year.
According to the source, LucasArts parent company LucasFilm suspended all hiring and game announcements when it caught wind that Disney would take over the brand. First Assault was reportedly going to be announced in September, with a beta to follow by the end of the month and a full release sometime this spring.
LucasArts is now reportedly "bleeding talent" as developers wait to determine the fate of First Assault, as well as the potentially stalled Star Wars 1313.
As for First Assault, Kotaku's source claims it supports 16 players: a team of eight stormtroopers and a second team of eight rebels. Battles are said to take place in places like Bespin and Tatooine.
First Assault is also reportedly "step zero" to Star Wars: Battlefront III, a test of sorts for Star Wars shooter games that run on the Unreal Engine. If the game is successful, it could lead to the release of the long-in-development--and heavily debated--Battlefront III.
A LucasArts representative was not immediately available to comment.
I'm ok with this. As long as it might hint at republic commando 2. Just hate how the clone wars took a complete dump on the republic commando EU stuff.
/sigh first Star Wars 1313, now what sound like could have been a spiritual successor to Battlefront. I dearly hope that these remain rumors.
anyone else think this game is gonna get canned? Lucas arts has a habit of taking great ideas and either completely getting rid of them or putting them through the wringer so many times it barley resembles the original idea.
The big question is, will there be bots?
It's one of the things that made SWBF a console legend was the fact that we could play with relatively intelligent AI.
@xerxes5678 that was also reason why i and my buddies loved it so much, i really hope this Battlefront3 happens
Please make battlefront3 ! oh please,please, please. Battlefront2 was amazing, i remember how much fun me and my buddies had with that game. Battlefront3 for next gen would seriously encourage to me buy next-gen console. I many people demands it, maybe people who wants it should make some sorta petition....
2014: Battlefront 3, building on Battlefront 2. 4 player split-screen. Game modes of up to 100 players online including optional bots. Massive multiplayer and single player space battles. More vehicles, guns and classes (including special classes). Single player mode with coop. Massive single player, coop and competitive drop in/out galactic conquest mode.
That right there is a cod killer
star wars jedi knight 1,2,3
star wars rogue squadron 1,2
star wars kotor 1, 2(with tslrcm)
star wars republic commando
star wars empire at war
star wars tie fighter
star wars battlefront 2.
and i think star wars shadows of the empire is also a good game
@MadButtCracker Tie Fighter
@MadButtCracker KOTOR is the best RPG ever made. Republic Commando is the best tactical shooter ever made. Jedi Outcast is also better than most newer crap
@MadButtCracker uleshed 1st one batlefront 2 and kotor
Battlefront 3 would have been perfect for this generation, such a wasted opportunity. Hopefully we can look forward to it in this coming generation.
@Prats1993 do you know why your comment failed? you should say they should have an option of 3rd person like in MW2 or is it 3 can never tell them apart
will this differ (other than the obvious star wars feature) to the FPS 's of today?? Is there enough to keep this fresh ?? I must admit i did like bfront series.
LucasArts is basically like Square Enix: they make games nobody asks for and they don't make games people want.
Don't be silly guys, I'm quite sure that they already have plans for battlefront 3 anyway. This is just a ploy to draw in BF fans to increase sales for this game, which probably sucks.
dam, this made me wish to go back in time... around 2006 when WOW BG's were still good and have some fun in WSG and AV. I quit wow in 2008
One thing you have to give COD credit for is their matchmaking. It is easy to form a party, and to find games in a category that you want to play. If it is going to be 8 on 8, then they will steal from COD. They meed to make it 50 on 50, combine Battlefield and Tribes, give it the matchmaking and party system from COD, and give us dedicated servers. You could have the greatest FPS ever created. However, we all know they will make it a cheap knockoff of COD, with terrible matchmaking.
... Is it bad that once I saw the picture I immediately thought that it was a CoD game until I read the news title?...
@cfstar First thing I thought too- just another COD ripoff. This is NOT what I want BF3 to be. I swear that one series has just about ruined the entire industry. Always popping its ugly head up everywhere. Just go away already.
Holy cow, there's a gun in the lowr right hand corner of the screen and a desaturated color pallet .. Yup! CoD was sure the progenitor of that! Couldn't possibly have been there pretty much since the genre began!
Oh... Wait... IT WAS! =0
@cfstar not really- I thought that too, then the article itself just reeked of COD even more. Yuck. Sure hope BF3, if it ever happens, is the exact opposite of this.
Battlefront, Jedi Knight, Republic Commando, Rogue Squadron, Kotor... all forgotten Lucas Arts franchises, thrown away for crap like The Force Unleashed.
@Tomdogg They just said depending on the success of up-coming Star Wars games they would consider making BF3, now would be a bad time to give up...
I love how everyone is so worried about what Disney will do to "ruin" star wars. As if they could possibly do anything worse to this series than Lucas has already done to it. Or has everyone already forgotten what a travesty episodes 1-3 were? Episode 3 was the only watchable one and that isn't saying much at all. And lets not forget Disney was responsible for the stellar Avengers movie we were treated to not long ago. As far as the games themselves go, yeah there are gonna be some hiccups for a little bit, but things will be smoothed over with time.
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