It seems that Star Wars: Battlefront 3 is always looming out there in the ether. Bouncing from developer to developer, the game has notoriously been known to get to a playable state, only to get canceled.
Ironically, that seems to be what is happening here, for Star Wars: Fire Assault, which was going to be a downloadable game, meant to show executives that there is a market for Battlefront 3.
According to a source at Kotaku, Star Wars: First Assault was suppose to go into beta last September, with a Spring release on the Xbox Live Arcade.
Apparently employees have been working on the game, not knowing if there even is a future for the title. Like Star Wars: 1313, this all seems to stem from the Disney buyout of the Star Wars franchise.
The Kotaku source sums up the situation quite well, “Fans should tell Disney/Lucas loud and clear they don’t want shitty titles from random developers; they want games to be taken seriously, and they will only pay for quality. I believe that if Disney/Lucas lets LucasArts die, it means the death of Star Wars as a storied game franchise is right behind it.”
Indeed, it seems that if Disney wants to know how much money Battlefront 3 will make, if it gets made by a talented team of designers, then we should let them know: It would make all of the money. All of it.