Not too long from now, at a Media and Business Summit not all that far away, LucasArts may be announcing a new game in the Star Wars Battlefront
series. Online shopping megalith Amazon.com has added listings
for Star Wars Battlefront III
... for no less than six
platforms. The game is available for pre-order and has what we can only imagine is a tentative March 15, 2009 release date.
A new game in the series is hardly surprising; after all, Battlefront
is the best selling Star Wars video game franchise of all time. Reports of it being in development also popped up following LucasArts' recent layoffs
, though the company would not comment on it or any other unannounced titles at the time.
Amazon has Battlefront III
slated for availability on PS3, 360, Wii, PS2, PSP, and DS. If this holds true, it would certainly debunk an old rumor
that the game might only hit Xbox 360. Now there's the matter of a developer. With Pandemic – the studio responsible for the first two games – now owned by EA, and internal development slowing down
at LucasArts, a new hope must arise. Our best guess at the moment is the rebel forces at Rebellion, the UK-based studio responsible for the generally well received Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron