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Star Wars: Battlefront 3 gameplay footage leaked

Early footage of a 'Version Two' project shows land and air vehicular combat

Before its closure, LucasArts was working a project that was to become the much-anticipated Star Wars: Battlefront III, and gameplay footage of that game has leaked online.

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According to Kotaku, the project was known internally as 'Version Two'.

Not to be mistaken with the also recently leaked shooter Star Wars: First Assault, 'Version Two' was to feature FPS gameplay as well as ground and aerial vehicular combat, as the leaked footage shows.

AT-AT Walkers, X-Wings, TIE Fighters and numerous other vehicles are shown in what appear to be large-scale combat scenarios in a range of different environments.

"[There's] a very vocal audience that's clamoring for Battlefront III," said a source to Kotaku. "We were hoping to eventually give it to them."


Leaked Battlefront III Footage by All-Games-Beta

Disney confirmed its decision to shut down the game publishing arm of LucasArts on April 3.

All of the studio's projects - which also included Star Wars 1313 and Star Wars: First Assault - were believed to have been cancelled, but a LucasFilm rep suggested that LucasArt's projects may yet be rescued via a licensing deal with an external developer. "It is worth noting that we are looking for proven external partners who can help us provide video games to our fans," they said.

"We still believe in the video game industry, we still will provide Star Wars games, we're just looking at different models rather than internal production... They're evaluating everything. There's always a possibility that it [Star Wars 1313] can still come out via licensing," added the rep.

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