A few days ago a playtest version of Star Wars Battlefront 3 was uncovered and knowledge of it was quickly taken to Reddit. Unfortunately, the game was cancelled and the studio making it, Free Radical Design, went bankrupt later that year. Well, it turns out, what was Battlefront 3 basically became Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
As discovered by GamesRadar, rather than scrapping the canned game entirely, publisher LucasArts gave some of the created assets to Rebellion, the studio working on the Elite Squadron spin-off for the PSP. Reusing assets is a great way for studios to drastically cut development time, meaning we get high-quality games more often.
It seems Rebellion was working on its Elite Squadron game about a year or so before Battlefront 3 got cancelled. When it got the assets from LucasArts it rebranded the scrapped game into the Elite Squadron game we have today.
People on Reddit are hoping that this playtest version of Battlefront 3 will be digitally converted. This would allow for better preservation of it and allow fans to have a chance to play Battlefront 3 – it's looking unlikely we'll ever actually get it.
Battlefront 3 seems to be a cursed game. The first one got turned into a different project, and Dice's rebooted series never made it to number three either due to EA balking at the licensing costs. EA is working on multiple Star Wars projects currently, however, so you'll still get your fill.
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