Remember Star Wars: Battlefront 3
? It was never really made, but was never officially canceled either, and the idea faded into the background some time in 2010. Not everyone is ready to let the dream go, as PlayStation Lifestyle
is reporting a slew of data that it says suggests developer Spark Unlimited
is working on Battlefront 3.
Lifestyle's evidence includes a job opening
at Spark listing "a 3rd Person Action/Adventure sequel in a high-profile science fiction franchise currently greenlit for full production development for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC markets;" a Spark employee's LinkedIn profile
that describes a sword-fighting game for a well-known IP; and another
that lists a triple-A third-person shooter that's been in development for three years.
Spark Unlimited's previous projects include 2008's Legendary
and Turning Point: Fall of Liberty
, and 2004's Call of Duty: Finest Hour
. Battlefront 1 and 2 were developed by Pandemic Studios, which was bought by EA and eventually shuttered
in 2009. Before closing, Pandemic said
it was not working on Battlefront 3
, and no developer has officially claimed it since.
Spark's coming title could be one of many unannounced sci-fi sequels, such as Star Wars: Jedi Knight 3
, yet another XCOM
revamp (why not?) or Asteroids 3D: When Spinning and Shooting Doesn't Work
. Spark says it plans on publicly announcing
its sci-fi secret this year.