LucasArts is Hiring & We Hope Its For Star Wars

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LucasArts Hiring New Star Wars Games

Keen observers will notice that LucasArts has begun hiring for a slew of different genres, including FPS games, Aerial Combat games and the Action/Adventure genre. But what possible titles could LucasArts be working on?

With there being so few Star Wars games in recent years outside of LEGO and Clone Wars (for kids) games, could LucasArts be ready to bring back some of the best Star Wars video game series of that past?

For the Action/Adventure genre, it’s possible that LucasArts is hiring for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 3. The Force Unleashed 2 ended with a huge cliffhanger, and with creative director Haden Blackman having left before The Force Unleashed 2 had even gone gold, it’s likely that Lucas Arts is trying to ensure the quality is up to snuff on the series’ third outing. That is, of course, assuming the Force Unleashed franchise isn’t totally dead.

LucasArts also owns other IPs, including Indiana Jones, and with the success of titles like Uncharted and the hype building for the new Tomb Raider reboot, it is also likely that LucasArts could be attempting to ride off the success of those two titles. The job listing states that “experience with cinematic action adventures is a plus”, which lends credence to either theory.

When it comes to Aerial Combat, LucasArts is much reveled in the genre. The studio has put out a multitude of critically acclaimed games, most notably the X-Wing series on the PC and the Rogue Squadron games on the Nintendo 64 and GameCube. Considering how much notoriety those games have received over the years, it is likely that LucasArts could be trying to bring it back, as the job listing cites experience in the Space Combat genre as a plus. With all of recent remakes and HD collection coming out of this genre, it wouldn’t be surprising if LucasArts were trying to remake one of these games.

[Ed. Note: X-Wing Alliance is a game that needs a follow-up]

LucasArts also has previous experience in the FPS genre. Star Wars: Dark Forces (which led into the Jedi Knight games) and Star Wars: Battlefront are probably the most well known and we can’t forget about Republic Commando. The long-rumored Battlefront 3 seems much more likely, as fans have been hoping for a new release in the franchise for years. The game was originally said to be in development at Free Radical, before the release of Haze forced the studio to close down and be swallowed up by Crytek. After that the title was said to be handed over to Pandemic, though they too were later shut down by EA. Rumors also began to crop up that the game was in development at Slant Six, most known for their SOCOM games and the upcoming Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. At one point, Battlefield 3 was also offered for pre-order on the GameStop website, though it has since been removed (read: marketing ploy).

With the Star Wars Blu Rays releasing today, and the current Star Wars fire sale going on across PSN and Steam, it seems likely that a Star Wars related announcement could be in the works.

What do you think or hope Lucas Arts is working on?

Source: Gamespot

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TAGS: Force Unleashed 2, Force Unleashed 3, LucasArts, Star Wars, Star Wars Battlefront 3, Star Wars Force Unleashed

  • Darth Crunchie

    I really hope it’s Battlefront 3, and this time, let’s not put all the focus on Revenge of the Sith!
    In the ideal situation, DICE would make it, with Battlefield 3 tech.
    But that’s just a nerd fantasy that will surely never come true…

    • iDancethroughshadoWs

      god that would be awesome. especially after the psp garbage weve been subjected to

  • Adam

    I’m hoping for an HD remaster of Star Wars Rogue Squadron II.

  • xBm

    I hope its Knights of the Old Republic 3…

  • John

    I would love to see Battefront 3, the previous 2 were so much fun. Another Jedi Knights or even something like shadows of the empire would be great, maybe something focusing on what happened before the movies. A star wars fighting game that would be fantastic with the use of the kinect

  • iDancethroughshadoWs

    Battlefront 3 or Lucasarts dies a horrible death. we have been waiting TOO long

  • Michael

    Battlefront 3. Set in the Extended Universe, maybe Yuuzhan Vong era or The One Sith Era. THAT would make for awesome story and gameplay.

  • Joshi

    To be honest (and this is a pipe dream), I’d kind of love to see LucasArts make some extrordinary original titles instead of hitting that same IP over and over again. I still remember LA back in it’s heyday where it produced games that easily rivalled and sometimes surpassed the adventure games of Sierra. I’m not saying it should go back to old Point n Click adventures (I’d love to see that, but it’s not going to happen with LucasArts) but perhaps an original title not based off of Star Wars would be nice.

    • iDancethroughshadoWs

      yes it might but a star wars battlefront game we have been waiting 6 years for. id rather have that instead.

      • xBm

        we’ve been waiting for kotor 3 for almost 7 years..
        im sure your 6 years can wait another year.

        • Blaze

          The Star wars Old Republic MMO is more like KOTOR 3-10 according to Lucas arts

        • Hoosyrdady

          no. we cant wait another year. suggesting that is blasphemy. we need it now.

  • Kevin

    Force unleashed 3 kotor 3 and battlefront 3

    • iDancethroughshadoWs

      oh i keep forgetting about stfu. yeah its about ime for one of those too. i want another rouge squadron though.

  • Justin

    I would love to see a modern, more sophisticated Jedi Knights sequel. Those games were tons of fun. A new battlefront with up to date graphics and better multiplayer options would be totally sweet as well…

  • Grum

    There’s already a KoTOR 3 in the works, it’s called The Old Republic. Should be coming out early next year. Don’t expect anything else but The Old Republic. Lucasarts and Bioware have already stated that this is the end of the line for the KoTOR series.

  • Bang Bang, Dead.

    Simple. KOTOR 3 Instead of that stupid MMO. Oh and Battlefront 3. That would put the studio back in a much better position. Sadly they seem to be too stupid to realize that. Instead they made a really screwed up MMO that as far as I believe will crash and burn. Good riddance, maybe then they’ll know where they should direct their focus.

  • Schulzey

    How about INDIANA JONES? I, like everyone else, would love to see where Lucas Arts could take BATTLEFRONT 3 nowadays, but why oh why is UNCHARTED such a golden franchise that, to quote one of their producers, “you get to play like you’re Harrison Ford in a movie.” What movie series might he be talking about and wouldn’t a new IJ game be great? Whips. Guns. Puzzles. Humor. Snakes. What more do you need in an adventure game?

    • iDancethroughshadoWs

      lol. good point. the last good IJ game to me was the emperor’s tomb. would be nice to see a new IJ game.

  • Andrew

    Thank you, Editor, for mentioning X-Wing Alliance! While I highly doubt that any major publisher is going to try a space sim any time soon, it’s nice to at least see the possibility acknowledged in an article like this. I’d love to see a new X-Wing or TIE Fighter game, and XWA definitely did leave the door wide open for a sequel. A new Rogue Squadron seems much more likely, though. That’d be cool too. I also like John’s idea of something Shadows of the Empire-ish. Fond memories of that game.

    Absurd fantasy: give the “Monkey Island Special Edition” treatment to Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis!

  • Greg

    C’mon, Battlefront 3!

  • Mag

    Battlefront 3!
    – This is probably in production at Spark Unlimited

    Republic Commando 2!
    – Must be the FPS they are hiring for

  • matthew rickers

    I think that it would be cool if they did star wars bounty hunter 2 based on boba fett

    • Hoosyrdady

      thats a good idea. i forgot about that game. it was fun as hell and with Boba… my god, the possibilities.

  • Darthentine

    I find myself in the rare if not unique position of hoping there’s an Unleashed 3 not because the games appeal to me–actually, I’ve never played them–but because I liked the *story* (in the novels and comics) and want to see it concluded.

  • pokusz

    What about the new Red Tails movie? A flying simulator that comes out with the movie?