After rumors that Spark Unlimited were working on Battlefront 3, it now seems that although they are indeed working on a Star Wars game, but not the next installment of the Battlefront series.
Evidence is piling up that the developers could be set to reveal Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 3 at this years E3. On to exhibit A…
A job listing from Spark revealed that the developers were looking for someone to work on a third-person action-adventure game. The listing also mentioned that the game was part of a “high-profile science fiction franchise”.
Not long after this, a resume showed up in LinkedIn (or should I say LeakedIn amirite?) that lists work on a “third-person sword-fighting game (well known IP, Xbox 360, PS3)”. Spark are also looking for a multiplayer engineer “with experience in maintaining/extending an existing network framework for a AAA game”.
Now connect the dots, put the pieces together and that sounds like a Star Wars game if ever I heard one. LucasArts are set to unveil a secret project at E3 that will run on Unreal Engine 3 and has already been in development for a year.
Like many others I initially thought that the secret project was Battlefront 3, but the reference to a sword-fighting game gives cause to rethink, since Battlefront is primarily a shooter. Of course, the timing could be coincidence. It may be that these occurrences all refer to different games, and that LucasArts are working on The Force Unleashed 3 but are keeping that under wraps for now and announcing Battlefront 3 at E3. We’ll soon find out.
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