Sites pull Battlefront III footage after Lucas threat

Wednesday, 21st January 2009 06:42 GMT By Patrick Garratt


IGN’s yanked footage of Star Wars Battlefront III due to LucasArts pressure.

The publisher told the site the movie of Free Radical’s project – confirmed as real by insiders – was “the intellectual property of Lucasfilm” and had “been posted without permission.”

It looks as though the Kotaku footage we posted last week has also been pulled.

The off-screen video was taken from an alpha meeting at Free Radical last year.

Free Rad was apparently relieved of the project in 2008, months before entering administration. Pandemic is thought to be working on the game at the moment.



  1. Mad-elph

    And the pieces are falling into place… yes… excellent… maybe we will see something of this title by E3!?! Maybe Xmas ’09 release, with a reissue of the trilogy on blu-ray or something….

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Fear the power of the “force”.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. bugmenot

    This could have been the opportunity of a lifetime! Free marketing for a sequel to the bestselling Star Wars game of all time! Granted, they have every right to pull it, but by doing so, they lost all that free marketing and got a lot of backlash from the fans, not to mention getting a reputation of being “big bad LucasArts.”

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Retroid

    Bugmenot, eh?

    /Not at all suspicious

    #4 6 years ago

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