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Rumour – SOCOM: Confrontation devs working on Battlefront Online

Friday, 29th January 2010 11:05 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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SOCOM: Confrontation developers Slant Six Games are working on a new Battlefront game with LucasArts, known thus far as Battlefront Online.

That’s according to a rumour from Kotaku.

Obviously, the name implies it is online only.

The rumour states it is currently in pre-production, with a 2011 release for the game on PS3 and 360.

It seems this has now become what Battlefront III used to be.

Free Radical, who were rumoured to be the original developer of the now possibly canned game altogether, went into administration before Christmas of 2008.

They were soon bought out by Crysis developer Crytek, first confirmation of which came from Haze writer, Rob Yescombe.

Nothing has been heard out of Battlefront since last year, when leaked footage of the shooter appeared online.

There was, before Christmas of last year, talk of it still existing, however.

Casting director Chris Marazzo confirmed it was still alive, but the Kotaku report cites it was actually for Battlefront Online, and not BFIII.

Shizzam.

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16 Comments

  1. onlineatron

    Wait, Battlefront has always been online :/

    Plus, if confrontation is anything to go by, Slant Six aren’t that great of a dev team

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Ghost_Dog

    It’s going to suck then.

    SOCOM Confrontation was shit.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    onlineatron – Online modes, really. It just wasn’t FULLY online.

    Battlefront 2 had a proper single plater story, so if this is true, that is out the window.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. onlineatron

    Ah man :(

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Ves

    There goes a possible good title down the drain. It’s going to take them a year after its out to get it right.

    I wonder why LucasArt picked Slant Six.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. mington

    imagine doing the whole:

    running over to a spaceship, taking off, flying into space, landing on a bigger space ship and getting out all in real time

    in a single player game, that would rule!

    doing it in a multiplayer game would be fun and all that but it might get abit tiresome going backwards and forwards in a capture the flag or domination game.

    although…if it was done battlefield style (which it will do as its battlefield), where you conquer the map a base at a time, and the final base is the spaceship, that would be really good, i take it all back

    #6 5 years ago
  7. onlineatron

    @mington

    I remember reading that the tech being used to do the whole from land to space thing was owned by Free Radical and had stayed with them… any futher battlefront titles would use a transition screen.

    Starhawk is what I have my hopes on for that kinda experience!

    #7 5 years ago
  8. mington

    transition screen, what like a star wars diagonal screen wipe

    sad face

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Talyis

    Hmm I thought Slant Six Worked for Sony!

    #9 5 years ago
  10. mojo

    sadface much!!

    Absolute shit this is.
    I want BF3, ffs
    not some online bullshit whatsoever..

    absolute rubbish.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Johnny Cullen

    Talyis – S6 are third-party.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Dralen

    Lol

    #12 5 years ago
  13. AHA-Lambda

    hmm little disappointing there :|

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Yoshi

    Thanks S6 you’ve just fucked up another title that could have been epic and ruined its name… WELL FUCKING DONE! *SLAP*

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Cess

    Fuck Slant Six and their shitty work on Confrontation. Rather than fixing the game to make it playable, they decided to fix one thing while breaking another, then having the audacity to release DLC and expect people to put more money up just to make the game even remotely playable?

    Slant Six should be smashed into little bits.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Talyis

    @Johnny Cullen-I just checked and Slant Six is listed as a 2nd party so I guess we were both wrong!

    #16 5 years ago

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