‘Star Wars’ Day: ‘Battlefront 3′ Pre-Alpha Footage Streamed Online; Steam Sale

Published 2 years ago by , Updated May 6th, 2013 at 2:27 pm,

It’s Star Wars Day, May the 4th, and while gamers are still reeling from the loss of LucasArts, some gamers are looking back on the legacy of beloved Star Wars IPs. It also happens to be free Comic Book Day, but that’s just a happy coincidence.

Speaking of Star Wars, a livestream took place earlier today, which featured pre-Alpha footage of Star Wars: Battlefront 3 — the long-in-development-but-eventually-cancelled title from Free Radical Design. Through the grapevine we learned that LucasArts eventually scrapped Battlefront 3, but this footage gives some idea as to what the game might have been like.

Unsurprisingly, Star Wars: Battlefront 3 looks exactly how fans would expect a sequel to look. Obviously, it’s pre-alpha footage, so most of the textures and physics are not all there, but the gameplay is spot on Battlefront.

For more than an hour, the folks at Past to Present Online streamed Star Wars: Battlefront 3, and have been gracious enough to upload their stream for all to see. Footage of the game has popped online before, but only in bits and pieces.

Unfortunately, this is only a glimpse of what could have been. While Star Wars: Battlefront 3 might have been almost 99% complete (according to sources), it seems this game will only live on in pre-release footage. Unlike Star Wars 1313, though, gamers had a pretty clear indication of what they were getting with Battlefront, which makes the loss all the more disappointing.

In happier Star Wars news, Steam is celebrating the 4th with a weekend-long sale of Star Wars titles. You might not be able to play Battlefront 3, but you can pick up Star Wars Battlefront 2 for less than $4.

Some of the other Star Wars titles on sale include Republic Commando ($3.39), Knights of the Old Republic, and The Force Unleashed. Gamers can purchase any of the on-sale titles at the 66% off discount, or they can pick up the full Star Wars Collection for $49.99. Head over to Steam for more details.

How are you celebrating Star Wars Day? Do you think we will ever see another Battlefront now that LucasArts is no more?

Source: Past to Present Online, Steam


TAGS: Force Unleashed 2, Knights of the Old Republic, LucasArts, PC, Star Wars, Star Wars Battlefront 3, Steam

  • iceycold

    Honestly? Bored of the whole Free Radical BF3 now, and “P2P Online” boasting and showing off every 5 minutes.

  • Commissar Daniel D99

    So no mention of the “key server” issues for battlefront 2 on the 5th? or that nearly 3000 people (that have been vocal on steam, there is probably more) that couldn’t play the game on the 5th,? (or this morning) oh Wait, this was written on the 4th. My bad.

    Still… there was over 2000 people that signed a pention yesterday and on saturday saying they couldn’t play the game since they couldn’t get a Key, in under 12 hours i might add. So, what does that say about how many bought the game before steam ran out of keys?

    My point being, whoever cancelled battlefront 3, was an idiot. Battlefront was one of the Greatest four Star wars game series ever made (Standing with X-wing, KOTOR, and Empire at War {I don’t care what ANYONE says about EAW, An RTS WITH SPACE battles, where you actually command a fleet, will override EVERYTHING in my case.})

    I’m almost praying that a good developer picks up battlefront, like DICE. Battlefront on the frostbite 3 engine, Imagine that for 30 seconds. Mind. Blown.

    Speaking of, anyone know if steam has the new key codes yet? I’m dying to play Battlefront 2 again.

    and While I’m here, Anyone know if it has 360 Pad support? Or do I have to break out the old PS2 controller?

  • boba

    DAMN YOU LUCASARTS!!!! Just…. Just i want to play!!! Why did you never listen to the people??

  • Stephen

    Why is everyone so worked up about Battlefront 3. It ain’t gonna happen. Deal with it. This video looked like crap nayway for something supposedly 99% done.

    • Daniel Carlson

      yeah i’m pretty tired of seeing these gameplay articles. honestly havent watched a single one. why get bent out of shape/angry/upset/what-the-hell-ever over a game that wont see the light of day. when they actually announce something that might have some chance in hell of happening you will have piqued my interest.

    • Weazle

      Because Battlefront 2 has left a legacy, there is still an active online community on the game 8 years later, some people literally waited years just for this game to get cancelled right before development. I spent my years playing that game, having my entire life as a middle-schooler spent around that game. It was a sad day when we found out that they scrapped it. We as a community felt forgotten. That’s why we care so much.

  • Vick

    Definitely needed polishing but all the pieces were there, switch back to 2’s HUD and make it all pretty and run smoothly and you have Battlefront 3.

  • DC gamer

    If we are not getting Battlefront 3 at least give us HD editions of the first 2 games.

    • Vick

      Agreed, that would be awesome considering I still play 2 on my old PS2. Dang, that’s two generations ago already!

  • Dovahkiin

    Yah, the video looked terrble. I’m no expert but i would call it 80% done at best.