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Star Wars Battlefront 3 stands as one of gaming’s most famous cancellations. It had all the intrigue of a scandal: big license, big publisher, big developer, the game was reportedly only months from release at the time the plug was pulled. Since then we’ve still not managed to learn the entire story.

Developer Free Radical claim they’d almost finished the game, now-defunct publisher LucasArts claim that’s codswallop and that they’d missed deadlines and the game was in a poor state.

Well, you can be the judge of that, yesterday, in honour of Star Wars day, an hour of the game’s pre-alpha state was streamed.

You can see the full hour-long stream here. Or watch 11 minutes of highlight below: see as sandpeople are slaughtered, jawas bite the dust, and guns clip into invisibility

The game’s certainly intriguing and looks like it would have been at least a good casual jaunt if it had been released. Still, no point yearning for what we ain’t ever going to see.

Cheers, PC Gamer.

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I can believe it was 99% complete, so long as Free Radical meant "Content complete". It's clear they had the levels in they wanted, the characters, etc. As well as the engineering taken of - all the mechanics are in and working. But holy sh** was this rough. This was still, at least.... I'm gonna guess 6 months from release at best. Maybe longer if they were planning on rolling out a beta. The lighting is AWFUL (especially on Endor where looking straight results in a "bloom explosion"), the camera isn't polished at all (why the eff did he play as a Jawa when the camera was clearly just scripted for larger characters?), some of the animations looked like placeholders, there was no music, etc. It was rough. I can see risk averse, know-nothing execs at LucasArts pull the plug on this easy - they didn't know what they were doing there all generation anyway.


This was promising; seemed like a functional online focused third person shooter with real cool ground-to-space vehicle stuff. There was a lot of potential so long as it got polished. But yikes; this video is painful to watch. I can only imagine the negative comments across the internet from gamers who have no idea how games are put together though. A lot of "hardcore gamers" (read: XBLA-loving, COD-addicted idiots) probably think "99% complete" means it was a week away from shipping. Ugh.


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