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The Battlefront series is a series of video games set in the Star Wars galaxy.

Main SeriesEdit

BattlefrontEdit

Battlefront IIEdit

Battlefront (DICE)Edit

Spin-OffsEdit

Star Wars: Battlefront Renegade SquadronEdit

Star Wars Battlefront: Elite SquadronEdit

Star Wars Battlefront: Mobile SquadronsEdit

Future GamesEdit

Battlefront IIIEdit

A third Battlefront game was originally thought to be in development by developer Free Radical whom neither confirmed nor denied it. They originally stated that they were developing a new Star Wars game for LucasArts, and speculation continued that it would come out on 7th generation platforms Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, however, obviously, this never did happen.

In late 2008, Free Radical went into administration, and LucasArts revoked the contract. Leaked footage of Battlefront III appeared on the internet for a short while, as did renders from the game. Not long after, Pandemic Studios, original creators of the series, posted a short brief for "Project X" on their site. Fans believed this to be Battlefront III, but a spokesperson rebuked the claim.

LucasArts eventually stopped funding the project, and after Free Radical posted and then refused to remove a company video making fun of LucasArts in early 2009, ties were cut between the two. The game went into limbo temporarily, before LucasArts' creative lead/creative director Adam Orth teamed with developer Slant Six, together creating a new vision for a Battlefront sequel. The idea at the time was to make Battlefront III downloadable-only, however, there was no enthusiasm for the project. Slant Six's project ended up meeting the same fate as Free Radical's.

In 2011, Spark Unlimited was developing an "unannounced" game, and, if asked if it was BF3 or not, responded along the lines of: "We cannot comment at this time. Please wait for announcement by LucasArts." The game that Spark Unlimited has been developing was revealed to be Lost Planet 3.

Recently alpha footage of Battlefront 3 was leaked. The footage showed some of the new features that were going to be placed into the game, like ground to space combat and the use of planet side ion cannons. The main characters in the game appeared to be X1 and X2 from Star Wars Battlefront Elite Squadron.

A Facebook page dedicated to promoting Battlefront III, called Who Else Wants Star Wars Battlefront III, ran a steady campaign to show and gain support for a potential project.

On June 10th, 2013, at E3 2013, DICE was confirmed to be creating the new Battlefront. However, development on the new Battlefront has since been post-poned while DICE focuses their attention on fixing bugs and glitches on their newest game, Battlefield 4.

Battlefront IVEdit

Over two years into Free Radical's work on the Battlefront series (specifically Battlefront III), the art team designed assets for a fourth Battlefront game, even while struggling getting III to work.[1]

Battlefront OnlineEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Game Informer Issue 250, February 2013
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