Clint Hocking lands at LucasArts

Star Wars studio confirms former Ubisoft Montreal creative director has joined its staff to work on an unannounced project.

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Earlier this summer, word surfaced that Ubisoft Montreal creative director Clint Hocking had left the employ of the French publisher. Within the development community, speculation ran rife about where one of the primary architects of Far Cry 2 and the Splinter Cell series would wind up.

Clint Hocking will be feeling the Force at LucasArts.

Today, that question was answered. Following Twitter posts by a Ubisoft community developer, LucasArts has confirmed to GameSpot that Hocking is now in its employ. "We are pleased to announce that Clint Hocking has joined LucasArts as creative director on an unannounced project," a LucasArts rep said.

What exactly that unannounced project is remains a mystery. One possibility is the unnamed Star Wars game Microsoft showed off at the Electronic Entertainment Expo to promote its Kinect motion-sensing system. The San Francisco-based game arm of the LucasArts empire is also currently hard at work on Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, the sequel to the septuple-platinum 2008 action game that launches October 26. The publisher is also collaborating with BioWare on the massively multiplayer online-role playing game Star Wars: The Old Republic, due out early next year.

Discussion

139 comments
L3X18999
L3X18999

It rubs the lotion on it's skin unless it wants the hose again.

mrbrainheart
mrbrainheart

I'm hopingKyle will get another adventure, those star wars games (Dark forces 1 &2, jedi knight 2) were the greatest for me

warbrady
warbrady

they should make battlefront 3 and have it follow the dimise of the 501st, cos the games that go on to a seperate to the main story do realy well.

Dan21278
Dan21278

If it is KOTOR 3 I think I'll run around my neighborhood naked.

townsenda1
townsenda1

Sounds like a great addition. Now hopefully the unnamed game is KOTOR 3. I've been waiting a while for that news. Fingers crossed.

Dan21278
Dan21278

@usdcovertop You sir are speaking the truth for that I respect you

Dan21278
Dan21278

FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY GIVE ME KOTOR 3. I will not stop preaching this until that game is released. When I get a copy of kotor 3 in my hand then and only then will I be silenced.

gbrading
gbrading moderator

Make it an adventure game! Don't forget about LucasArts heritage.

Oozyrat
Oozyrat

@schawnneo - Hows about you jump into the real conversation and play a good game?

zaku101
zaku101

Where the hell is the new jedi knight game?

swamptick
swamptick

Star Wars Battlefront III !!! Join us or die.

swamptick
swamptick

@ theslimdavylp Only people who would come here and take the time to post a comment. Like you. :)

jupsto
jupsto

Cant believe people still haven't realized there will never be a kotor 3 because of tor. it sucks but get over it already.

sgt-hawkins
sgt-hawkins

i do agree with microsoft167 that game, it was truly amazing

microsoft167
microsoft167

If nothing else, then do Republic Commando 2. This was a great game, probably one of the best FPS' ever campaign-wise, but it was too short and the multiplayer sucked.

spag007
spag007

I would absolutely love a new Battlefront, but whatever happened to their xbox360/PS3 Indiana Jones game? That looked really awesome, but I have heard nothing of it for the past couple of years.

colejd
colejd

Please be Battlefront 3,PLEASE!!!!!!

Gamer90854
Gamer90854

Republic Cammando 2 is needed REALLY bad the cliff-hanger to the end of it was awful.

CarlitosWay
CarlitosWay

Only 2 gaming arcs should be revisited: Republic Commando 2 and Battlefront 3. Yea, im still waiting for that, after that amazing 6 minute clip i saw.

dark_being
dark_being

I think it's funny that LucasArts are only working on Star Wars games.

KASMIRSS
KASMIRSS

Would be awesome to see JK4 or Republic Commando 2. Nevertheless may be it is time for something new. For example something similar to Splinter Cell - "Spy of the Empire"!

StaticKornSlipX
StaticKornSlipX

Someting involving Twi'lek strippers would be a plus

digitalheadbutt
digitalheadbutt

I would love to see him on a new chapter in the Dark Forces series done with the depth of detail and scale of Far Cry 2. But hopefully with a stronger narative and less sandboxy-ness. I hope they don't stick himon some move/kinect piece of garbage, his strengths lie elsewhere.

haloprodigy2993
haloprodigy2993

The unanounced game could be Star Wars: Battlefront III that so many people have been waiting for.

Gabe447
Gabe447

lucas arts should realise that if they bring out battlefront 3 there gonna quadriple there yearly sale so lucas arts hurry up and bring us our main course.

Merex760
Merex760

Sweet. I can't get enough of Star Wars games. I guess I was one of the few that enjoyed Force Unleashed. While I want Battlefront 3 just as much as the next person, I'll enjoy Force Unleashed 2 in the meantime. I'd also like to see Lucasarts return to the Jedi Knight series.

airshocker
airshocker

More Star Wars is always a good thing.

brok
brok

Give us a space-based Far Cry 2 set in the Galactic Civil War and I could die happy.

odst_trooper117
odst_trooper117

After Starwars: the Old Republic and Starwars: the Force Unleashed 2 come out, they should make Battlefront 3

jeffv547
jeffv547

MANIAC MANSION 3 NAAAAEEEOOOOWWWWWW

jupsto
jupsto

nice to see i'm not the only person dreaming of a batttlefront 3! seriously though force unleashed 2, WHY?? it was a bad game and the main character died, now your bringing him back just to try and ruin the IP and replace luke some more? its a dead horse stop beating it. could be making so much better starwars games instead of this and some kiddy wii game. what I'm pointing out is that no way would I join lucasarts. should have stayed with the frenchies,

luniac
luniac

It's really a fight between kotor 3 and jk4... but id rather take jk4 more longetivity...

blaziking
blaziking

new battlefront please! the entire reason i bought a psp was for battlefront i still play all 3 of them on my exclusive white darth vader psp but one for ps3/360 would be better

usdcovertop
usdcovertop

Dear LucasArts: It has been far too long for this to go unnoticed, the world needs Battlefront 3. . .and Republic Commando 2 (what the @%$# happened to Sev? COME ON I NEED TO KNOW!!). . .and KOTOR III. . .please work hard at getting these done because having one Star Wars franchise for the next-gen consoles is unacceptable. Love, Every Star Wars fan in existence.

terminus
terminus

Battlefront series are way better in my opinion then force unleashed, regardless of sales, but both cant touch the jedi knight series, it's time, make a new one.....I'll be waiting to once again as a solo jedi, go into clan servers, and beat the hell out of all of em at once, lol miss those days, or never getting out of challenge mode, going 127-0 all day.....great times Jedi knight dark forces 2 jedi knight mysteries of the sith jedi knight outcast jedi knight academy jedi knight ???????

ZachBobBob
ZachBobBob

Well, I think its blatantly obvious that pretty much EVERYONE wants a battlefront III :D ...and republic commando 2

snarl2
snarl2

Battlefront 3! One like the original Star Wars Battlefront!!! Aw that would be awesome!

magusat999
magusat999

I wonder if he brought his online 24 hour DRM check kit with him from Ubisoft too?

warbrady
warbrady

man battlefront 3 is more tense than a ff7 remake

warbrady
warbrady

@yoda101280 star wars Battlefront 2 placed sixth in overall sales for 2005. It was listed as the second most-played Xbox title in 2007, and would place third in 2008. In 2009 Star Wars: Battlefront 2 would reclaim second place once more. but the only reason it broke reacords is cos 4 years there has been no decent star wars game for years except for LEGO pls to be honest it is ok but not as good, with todays graphics and most eliments from batfron2 and space to land from elite squad (and blow up spaceship cos its epic) you have a winner.

valengar
valengar

I miss Lucas Arts early games. They had some terrific properties not based on any of Lucas' movies and even a proper re-make would be pretty cool.

benbrooky13
benbrooky13

These are the games I wish LucasArts would develop/publish: Jedi Knight 3, Tie Fighter 2, Battlefront 3, Republic Commando 2, Empire at War 2 and a proper KOTOR sequel, not one by Obsidian.