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Star Wars: Battlefront 3 footage shows the state of the game months before it was cancelled

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Star Wars: Battlefront 3 footage shows the state of the game months before it was cancelled

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.

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Timesplitters mod given go-ahead by Crytek

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Timesplitters mod given go-ahead by Crytek

Remember Timesplitters developers Free Radical? They were swallowed up along with the rights to their greatest success by Crytek three years ago, saved from financial ruin and rebirthed as Crytek UK. Since, they’ve worked on multiplayer for the Crysis series and on upcoming US invasion complex sim Homefront 2.

What they haven’t worked on is Timesplitters 4 - a fact of which series devotees are vocally aware. But Crytek have just okayed a CryEngine mod made by those same devos.

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