24 Nov 2021 3:12 PM +00:00 UTC

EA Reportedly Turns Down Pitch for Star Wars: Battlefront III

Credit: EA

We all know for a fact that the Star Wars franchise has also been dominating the gaming industry for years now and it has produced some of the best and most memorable action-adventure video games that fans still enjoy playing, most notably Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. However, gamers have long been clamoring for the franchise to continue its Battlefront video game series but it doesn't look like the title's publisher Electronic Arts is still interested in working on the long-rumored Battlefront III.

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We reported earlier this month that Battlefront III's future looks quite uncertain with its developers working on something else entirely. Now, more pieces of evidence point to the game being abandoned altogether.

A new scoop from gaming insider Tom Henderson suggests that the game has apparently been shelved for good due to concerns over licensing costs. In a tweet, the oftentimes credible tipster revealed that Battlefront's developer DICE actually pitched the idea for a third Battlefront game but EA turned it down "because it takes 20% more sales to make the same money."

Despite that discouraging update, Henderson claims that EA is currently working on two Star Wars titles, although the specifics weren't disclosed.

Also Read: EA Teases Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 But the Fans Aren't Interested

That's some pretty frustrating news for Star Wars fans and gamers alike but it's not like we didn't see this one coming. You see, the lack of update from EA alone should've already been seen as a major red flag but I guess the fan clamor for the game was just too strong. But who knows, maybe the folks over at EA will still change their minds.

Meanwhile, Star Wars Battlefront II is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows platforms.