LucasArts, Free Radical going next-gen

Star Wars publisher signs second major external development deal this month; platforms and titles remain unknown.

Earlier this month, LucasArts announced that it had signed a development deal with Day 1 Studios, maker of the MechAssault games for the Xbox. That deal, which is for an as-yet-unnamed game for still-unspecified platforms, was the latest in a series of agreements between LucasArts and external studios.

As it turns out, it also wasn't the last. Today, LucasArts unveiled another next-generation development deal with another independent studio. This time around, the lucky shop was Free Radical Design, the studio behind the acclaimed TimeSplitters series and 2004's Second Sight.

Like with its Day 1 collaboration, LucasArts didn't divulge the Free Radical game's title, platform, or release date. However, the mystery title will be the British studio's second next-generation project. At the Electronic Entertainment Expo in May, Free Radical revealed that it was developing Haze, a first-person shooter for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, which is due next year. Ironically, Haze's publisher is Ubisoft, which announced last week that it is itself partnering with LucasArts to publish two portable games set in the Star Wars universe.

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wiiwiiwii22
wiiwiiwii22

STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Helios1856
Helios1856

damit..comon lucasarts annonce SW:battlefront III aready. Im going to the damn lucasrts boards.

bubblebuss
bubblebuss

I guess thats what that special project was on the pandemic studios webpage. Since there with LucasArts and all. I think there were 3 projects that werent anounced yet. I hope theres another star wars battlefront. That or a mercenaries for psp.

Sagacious_Tien
Sagacious_Tien

The best guess I have is it's a Star Wars Battlefront title. The deal with Day 1 is more harder to pinpoint, it could very well be a new franchise. Haze looks to be prety good though.

boocreepyfootdr
boocreepyfootdr

What about that Youtube footage of next gen Star Wars? Does that have anything to do with this?

tarzanell
tarzanell

Ummm...why is this in the GC news area?

yasae
yasae

Here's another fan wanting the possibility of a KOTOR 3, and yeah a third installment of Jedi Knight wouldn't hurt either.

neoand12
neoand12

Screw KOTOR3, I want Timespiltters 4!! now ....I want the monkeys, Giant Ducks, Goofy lead man and Gingerbread Men...Don't make me mad Free Radical!

Buffulor
Buffulor

the more games we get the better...

chrisark
chrisark

Your damn right LadyLeviticus, we want KOTOR3. And BIOWARE should make it. After Mass Effect, cause you know that game looks freaken awesome.

faridmon
faridmon

free redical is awsome, i hope they make a FPS for the Wii, that would be sooooooooooooo great, and yeah LucasArts, where is star wars lightsaber for the Wii?

LadyLeviticus
LadyLeviticus

We want KotOR 3. LucasArts! do you hear us! we want KotOR 3!

shasam712
shasam712

If anyone can make a good game, Free Radical can. Those guys have all the creativity in the world so I would trust them with anything. I await more news equally.

Dantes_Monkey
Dantes_Monkey

a wii lightsaber game would be cool :D. but i doubt that is what the timesplitters boys will be doing. they could either be deoing another FPS or maybe a jedi orientated 3rd person game as they already have done psychic powers with second sight.

jakeboudville
jakeboudville

Looks like Lucasarts has some cool games for me to get in the future

t-bag11
t-bag11

full on lightsaber battles on the wii would be intense. the portable ones kind of stink but maybe they'll redeem themselves.

REVENGEotSITH
REVENGEotSITH

Just like the Day 1 article - what is the point of this article? It tells us nothing and just causes gamers to think up false expectations. Gamespot, please stop flooding us with pointless articles like this one, until there is actually something to report. Mods - don't delete this. There is nothing inflammatory in this statement, just a user's perspective that needs to be seen by the folks who post these empty news articles.

darkmario123
darkmario123

please let this be a Wii game! please let this be a Wii game! please let this be a Wii game! please let this be a Wii game! please let this be a Wii game! please let this be a Wii game! please let this be a Wii game! please let this be a Wii game!

mrtywalsh
mrtywalsh

maybe a new star wars game..maybe with jedis...we can only pray.

ny_hamid
ny_hamid

I'm glad to see a serious FPS from Free Radical, although I will miss the Gingerbread man

masterofTS
masterofTS

Im really excited for Haze the mystery game and anything else Free Radical makes!

AlbertPerk
AlbertPerk

Lightsabers on the Wii or Nex Gen Lightsabers on the 360 or ps3...As long as it's jedi action I'm game! Yeah Lucas Arts!!

Dinghy_Dog
Dinghy_Dog

lets just hope for more ADVENTURE games because they knew how to do em. Bring on the Monkey Islands!!!

SlyDarkStar
SlyDarkStar

Screw them and sign on Obsidian for KotOR 3 and give them some damn time to make it instead of rushing them

haloj
haloj

YAY! Thank you Free Radical for not going with EA and their awful servers!

Lord_Regnier
Lord_Regnier

LucasArts are doing some good deals at the moment.

Kenzo287
Kenzo287

TimeSplitters 4 or Second Sight 2 would be awesome. Hopefully on Wii!

rykh
rykh

I need lightsabers in HD!

Mediocre_man90
Mediocre_man90

for some reason, I can't get the image of SW characters fighting monkeys, Giant Ducks, and Gingerbread Men...

mat2g
mat2g

Like I said before, yay for LucasArts and all, but bring on Battlefront 3!!!

samuraibambi
samuraibambi

haze, namm:) well....maybe they will make timesplitters 4 someday:)

Bateri
Bateri

I feel you neoand12, i feel you..

neoand12
neoand12

I just want Timesplitter 4 :cry:

luis7989_7
luis7989_7

Wow! a wii-control-lightsaber well made based SW game would be great.

mtouchprod
mtouchprod

wow, a deal was signed about which nothing is known. That's definately news.

amorphis
amorphis

no more star wars games!! lucasarts should go back to making Point-&-Click adventure games.

dukerav
dukerav

I hope its a Star Wars game myself, but dont just assume thats what it is. At any rate, its good to see LucasArts partnering with these developers; It will mean better games in the long run of things.

1SleepyGit
1SleepyGit

LucasArts needs to do two things to get back its glory in my mind: 1. Release a new Monkey Island game, this time made with Ron Gilbert to make it into a true successor to the 1st and 2nd Monkey Islands. 2. Release a Star Wars lightsaber game for the wii! :D

bossjimbob
bossjimbob

How about a Star Wars action-RPG...Oblivion with lightsabers, anyone?