Last week, Steve Ellis (co-founder of Free Radical the developer of Star Wars Battlefront 3) voiced his frustration with LucasArts’ decision to cancel Battlefront 3. He even went so far as to claim that it was 99% done and just needed 3-4 weeks of bug fixes before ready for release.
Yesterday, an anonymous ex-employee of LucasArts is claiming that Steve Ellis is full of shit. Going so far as to claim:
At this point, I felt that Free Radical was akin to a Ponzi scheme where time and budget from the next game was being used to finish the previous, late, title,
He did say the game was more like 75% done.
Steve Ellis fired back, sticking to his claims that LucasArts dropped the ball sticking to close to his estimate of 97% to 98% finished. They were even planning Battlefront 4 with Free Radical at the helm.
Who’s right? You decide, but here’s the leaked gameplay footage of the game that almost was: