As I’m typing this the TSA community ‘NuTSAck podcast’ is being recorded, guest hosted by yours truly, and we are talking about E3 rumours. Whilst researching the topic I uncovered this post on Battlefront3.net which suggest developers Spark Unlimited are working on Battlefront 3.
The rumour was posted back in January and the team on Battlefront3.net are ‘skeptical’ about the rumour. However, if we go and take a look at the Spark Unlimited website they have listed a number of jobs vacancies including ‘Senior Combat Designer’
Spark is looking for a senior multiplayer designer for a 3rd Person Action/Adventure title in a high-profile science fiction franchise currently greenlit for full production development for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC markets.
Previous Battlefront games have been third person and the mention of a ‘high-profile science fiction franchise’ certainly narrows the field down. Other jobs listed include Multiplayer Front-End Engineer and a Senior Multiplayer Designer.
If this sounds vaguely famliar it’s because we knew some of this information in July last year but at that time we also referenced a LinkedIn profile that suggested the mysterious project was a ‘sword fighting game’.
We know that Terminal Reality are releasing a third person Kinect Lightsaber game so it’s unlikely LucasArts would have two third person sabre games in development, so what have Spark Unlimited been working on for the past three and half years?