LucasArts help create a number of magnificent Star Wars games including Knights of the Old Republic, Dark Forces and Jedi Knight II. Sadly, their last few games were extremely disappointing and it seemed like the studio had lost its creative spark. In a rather surprising move, George Lucas sold the Star Wars rights to Disney and LucasArts was officially disbanded. Tragically, they had commissioned Free Radical to make Battlefront III, which from the leaked footage, looks phenomenal.
EA and DICE eventually acquired the Star Wars license and created their own version of Battlefront. However, there have been some concerns regarding the game’s DLC model, lack of space battles and core gameplay. Today, a video containing unseen footage from Battlefront III’s cancelled PC edition has just been released. While graphically showing its age, the chaotic space battles cater to every Star Wars fan’s wildest dreams.
It’s unknown if the remaining assets will be released via videos or publicly available to download and play. I would love to see if there’s any more footage showing Battlefront III and it’s possible some modders could try to produce an unofficial version. Despite this, EA’s Battlefront is the official product and only time will tell if it matches the expectations of Star Wars fans.