Originally canceled in 2008, the Free Radical title, Star Wars Battlefront III, has made a rather odd appearance once more suggesting that the title may very well be alive.
Update: Turns out this ended up being fake. Bummer would have been a real nice surprise to see the original BF3 released.
Discovered first by Twitter user, Thexpaw, the database listing lists the title as “STAR WARS™ Battlefront III (Classic, 2019).” Upon digging further, the user also found a page to the EULA ( End User License Agreement), which gives us a bit of some insight on the title. It is apparently being developed by a studio called “HAZE Studio”, though upon researching we couldn’t come up with anything about the studio.
STAR WARS™ Battlefront III (Classic, 2019) here means Software, image files, all accompanying files, data and materials received with your order of “STAR WARS™ Battlefront III (Classic, 2019)”.
If you do not agree to any of the terms of this License, then do not install, distribute or use STAR WARS™ Battlefront III (Classic, 2019). If you have purchased a single copy from HAZE Studios or an authorized distributor, reseller or any retail channel, you may return it unused, within thirty (30) days after purchase, for a refund of your payment less any incidental charges. The 30-day warranty is applicable only to products bought within the United States. Products downloaded to or shipped out of the United States are strictly non-refundable.
Amongst with this, HAZE Studio, along with Disney, Lucasfilm, and even Free Radical are claiming ownership to the copyright of Star Wars Battlefront III.
Haze Studios, Free Radical Design, Lucasfilm, Disney are the owners of the copyright of this STAR WARS™ Battlefront III (Classic, 2019), all of its derivatives, title and accompanying materials are the exclusive property of Haze Studios, Free Radical Design, Lucasfilm, Disney. All rights of any kind, which are not expressly granted in this License, are entirely and exclusively reserved to and by Haze Studios, Free Radical Design, Lucasfilm, Disney.
Looking at the update history, the title has seen a fair share of updates over the last year with the most recent being this month. We aren’t sure what to make of this, but if they (Disney and company) have managed to finish the original Battlefront III, then count me in.
Of course, given EA holds the Star Wars license for games, and Star Wars Battlefront 2 from DICE is fresh on everyone’s minds, we suggest you take this as a rumor and with a grain of salt.