Free Radical’s cancelled Star Wars Battlefront 3 campaign footage shows twin clones destroy spaceships

Star Wars Battlefront 3 campaign

Over the past few months we’ve seen a gradual drip-feed of footage salvaged from the remains of Free Radical’s Star Wars Battlefront 3. The latest reveal from YouTuber FuZaH is a video of the game’s first campaign mission, which depicts a sequence set during the prequel films Clone War period, and involves a lot of exploding spaceships, tanks, and droids.  

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The game, which was once in alpha over at the TimeSplitters development studio, was cancelled, and the eventual DICE Battlefront reboot used none of its ideas. That’s a shame, as a campaign would have been very welcome. Although we can probably agree that most fans would say that a prequel-inspired campaign doesn’t top their list of ‘must haves’ for a new Star Wars game. 

The Battlefront 3 campaign was to see twin clones X1 and X2 embark on a mission to bolster the forces of the Galactic Republic. These two new videos show the player controlling one of the clones and using them to bring down Trade Federation enemies, including the use of giant anti-air laser cannons that use projectiles which must be guided through HUD markers to hit targets. 

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The second video sees some space-set combat, an area the DICE Battlefront sorely lacked. It also emphasises the variety that was to be present in Battlefront 3; the first mission sees X1 begin boots-on-the-ground, before going on to pilot troop transports, use emplaced weapons, and finally make it into outer-space. 

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We already know that DICE are making Battlefront 2, and that it’ll look less like Battlefield next time. But what ideas are here that you’d like to see in a new game? Let us know in a comment.

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10 Months ago

you cant really cal them twins, they are clones!

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10 Months ago

As much as it was slaughtered review wise (and mostly deserved), EA's Battlefront in it's complete state (all 4 DLC included) is a good game. Progression isn't as strong as you find in the Battlefield franchise (the removal of linear progression put me off the grind to more weapons), but the graphics, audio, and gameplay is great fun.

With the DLC, there's actually enough content to warrant a purchase (especially at it's current sale price of £22.50 with all DLC). The trip to Scarif was brilliant fun after watching Rogue One.

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10 Months ago

For anyone interested in the story behind FR's Battlefront 3 and why it was cancelled, you might wanna check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMpFYjLX4Yw

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