Battlefront 3 was 99 percent done when canceled

Free Radical cofounder Steve Ellis says ill-fated Star Wars game only needed bug fixing, would have been company's "most successful game."


Star Wars: Battlefront III was 99 percent complete at the time of its cancellation, Free Radical cofounder Steve Ellis told GamesTM magazine (via NowGamer).

"We had a 99 percent finished game that just needed bug fixing for release. It should have been our most successful game, but it was cancelled for financial reasons," Ellis said.

A report from May revealed Battlefront III was in development at Free Radical (now Crytek UK) from mid-2006 through early 2008. Other cofounder David Doak said things went well with the project until a management change at LucasArts led the publisher to make deep cuts and essentially sabotaged Battlefront III.

"[W]e went from talking to people who were passionate about making games to talking to psychopaths who insisted on having an unpleasant lawyer in the room," Doak said at the time.

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"Battlefront 3 was 99 percent done when canceled" was posted by Eddie Makuch on Fri, 30 Nov 2012 04:23:03 -0800
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