Rumour – Star Wars: Battlefront Online canceled

Friday, 9th April 2010 08:44 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Remember Star Wars: Battlefront Online? The multiplayer-only title apparently in development at SOCOM: Confrontation devs Slant Six? It’s no more, apparently.

Sources have told Kotaku the project was canned after LucasArts realized that it had too many Star Wars games due for 2011, which Battlefront Online was aiming for. When it became clear it wouldn’t make 2010, the firm canceled development, with S6 laying off staff because of it.

The studio’s managing director Brian Thalken has confirmed to Gamespot recently that staff were laid off. but did say he was looking to bring back “as many of these staff members as possible”.

Battlefront Online was seen at the time as the phoenix that rose out of the ashes that was Battlefront III from Free Radical, now Crytek UK.

But we guess that’s all she wrote on that chapter, then.



  1. f1r3storm

    Didn’t think it could be so hard to make another sequel to one of the most successful Star Wars games.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    The curse strikes again!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. mojo

    boah i cant tell u how fukcing pissed i am right now..

    Bring FUCKING BATTLEFRONT. srsly Lucas is bollocks!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. mington

    it would’ve probably been full of prequel shit anyways

    Mass effect: Battlefront :P (thinking about it…that could actually work)

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    “it would’ve probably been shit anyways”

    Fixed. With S6 behind the wheel, i doubt anything good would have came out of it.
    This pretty much confirms that we wont be seeing any BattleFront games for ages. 2012? 2013? The world would have ended, right? :D

    #5 5 years ago
  6. NGCes26294BIV

    SOCOM was shit, so no surprise here.

    When will publisher’s realise that shit devs will most likely make shit games.

    It’s the same in the movie industry – shit directors generally make shit films.

    And yet people are surprised when they turn out crap?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    They turn to devs like S6 when they just want to release a known IP without working on it themselves. The devs never make an original IP, they’re always just hired to make whatever a publisher wants them to do.

    Unfortunately for them, these types of devs really have it hard these days. And with Zipper making the next Socom themselves i assume S6 dont have anything going right now. No doubt they’ll be going out of business just like Grin who also made other publishers games.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. frostquake

    Trying not to curse……well..hmmmmm..loosing control of vocal bowels..


    I WANT BATTLEFRONT III on this Gen Console and BATTLEFRONT IV on the next one…I have never licked a guys balls, might just piss off the Wife…BUT WHOSE BALLS DO I HAVE TO LICK TO GET THIS DAMN GAME MADE???


    #8 5 years ago
  9. mojo

    8: i second that.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. mington

    Robert Patterson. I’d like totally lick his balls

    #10 5 years ago
  11. mington

    then i’d give him a good rimming

    this websites needs more homoeroticism

    why are we licking balls again?

    #11 5 years ago
  12. daytripper

    a series with massive potential, i just dont understand why a battlefront game this generation couldnt be made, strange and very frustrating. sod it i’ll make it, i’ll post paypal donation details later.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. AHA-Lambda

    It couldn’t have made 2010 or 2011? Why not keep it then until you could release it? Surely for the year 2012 then relatively speaking their expenditure would be down as the game was made years ago. Why can’t they just sit on it or am I missing something obvious?

    #13 5 years ago
  14. daytripper

    lucasarts have been one of the biggest letdowns this generation

    #14 5 years ago
  15. mojo

    yes, absolutely.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Droid

    @14 Agreed but there are many to try take that crown.

    #16 5 years ago

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