There are rumours about that Star Wars Battlefront 3 is currently being developed by Spark Unlimited, devs behind Call Of Duty: Finest Hour. The rumours are now being fuelled by a job listing that has appeared on the company’s website.
“Spark is looking for a senior designer for a 3rd Person Action/Adventure sequel in a high-profile science fiction franchise currently in development for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC markets.”
That’s not the only interesting part about this job listing though.
“The Senior Designer will be responsible for… a third-person action shooter on next generation consoles.”
What we know then is that Spark is hiring for a 3rd person sequel set in a high profile sci-fi franchise. We also know it will be on current gen consoles. Next gen consoles also get a mention. Could Battlefront 3, if in development, also be a title on the Wii U? It would make sense considering Nintendo want to focus the Wii U on ‘core’ gamers.
The rumour gains some further traction from the CV of John Lawrie, who was Senior Software Engineer at Spark until early 2010. His LinkedIn profile mentions an unannounced IP which is a “third person sword fighting game.” Star Wars does have sword fighting with lightsabers.
Spark have also stated that “public disclosure expected sometime in 2012.” An E3 announcement would be a huge deal.
Of course, take the rumour with a pinch of salt until any confirmation of what Spark Unlimited are working on.
Source: PlayStation Lifestyle/TheLoneSteven
Edit: It seems we already covered this a long time ago, not in a galaxy far, far away. Link.