Canceled Star Wars FPS Gets New Footage

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An extended gameplay video for the ill-fated Star Wars shooter First Assault has emerged, providing an extended look at the canceled game. Posted on Reddit, the video showcases 20 minutes of gameplay from what is claimed to be a technical beta that supposedly ran on Xbox Live back in 2012.

The video provides an overview of one map set on Tatooine as well as First Assault's array of weaponry and items. First Assault was supposed to be a multiplayer game, but no combat is actually shown in this video. The person who uploaded the video said they "couldn't spawn bots or add another player."

According to previous reports, the digital-only First Assault was reportedly "step zero" to Star Wars: Battlefront III, a test of sorts for Star Wars shooter games that run on the Unreal Engine. It was reportedly put on hold when Disney bought the Star Wars brand in October 2013 before ultimately being canned. According to GamesRadar, the First Assault beta was just $10,000 in certification fees away from being released before Disney "declared a media blackout."

Disney later partnered with Electronic Arts for Star Wars console games, the first of which--a new Star Wars Battlefront from Battlefield studio DICE--launches on November 17 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

What do you make of the leaked First Assault footage? Let us know in the comments below.

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it kind of look like battlefield series, but you have/can reload your weapon, unlike the ea dice's battlefront where you can't reload and have a certain cool down time to shoot again.

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Honestly, everything but the bowcaster looks like crap. I think the bow caster looks a lot like it's Republic Commando variant, which isn't bad (but it isn't good either).

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If you took away the music that sounds like it was ripped from Jedi Knight 2 and then told me it was a Halo game id almost believe it.

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Looks shoddy and boring, no wonder it was scrapped.

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I dont see why the hell they can't pick this back up and make it a single player for ps3/360. that generation of consoles went under the radar for any really good star wars titles...

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looks ps2

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@Andycreep1: You have no idea what PS2 graphics really were then.

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@TrialMonkey: Yeah, this actually looks better than most PS3 games.

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it looks even more dumbed down than the new battlefront

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and few weeks ago PC footage of Free Radical's Battlefront 3 uploaded in youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYE5dA5pE3w&feature=youtu.be

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Where's my new Legacy of Kain?

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I like how many of you say "Damn, this looks so much better than Battlefront" or "I'd rather have this over Battlefront" just because it's EA that holds it. Get your head out of your ass. Seriously, how low can your standards go? What i saw in that video was a shitty, generic Call of Duty rip-off with a Stormtrooper and Tatooine reskin with extremely horrible animations. Even though the video said the beta was from 2012, it still would have looked horrible for 2012 standards. Not trying to defend the new Battlefront like a pathetic fanboy or anything, i'm not even that interested in the Battlefront reboot to be honest, Fallout 4 is what will take up my time for the next couple of weeks anyway, but man, the new Battlefront looks/plays MILES better than the shit i just saw.

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@GamerX500: both games look like crap. ill say good by to everyone on november 10.

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@GamerX500: looks like a counter strike rip off with a star wars skin. Looks like crap I'd agree

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To be honest

This game looks better than the one that's coming out next week :P

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@rosinmonkekyx17: I'm sorry but no. Say what you want about Battlefront 2015's gameplay, but it's one of the best looking, and best sounding games I've ever seen. This on the other hand doesn't even look like Star Wars, if they hadn't said in the title that's what it was I'd have assumed it was just another Call of Duty set in the Middle East.

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@rosinmonkekyx17: You need to go to hospital to get your eyes checked! Seriously!

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@charley023: It's my opinion mate...

No need to go off telling me to check my eyes....

People these days, no respect

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@rosinmonkekyx17: I show respect for every fair opinion. You can say that Star Wars: Battlefront's graphic is not good in your opinion, but when you say this game's graphic is even better than Star Wars: Battlefront's, that's really bullshit. They are not even on the same generation... not to mention that Frostbite is one of the best-looking engine. I mean, you can have your own opinion, but you might need to show respect for facts.

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@charley023: No no, I was talking variety of weapons and gameplay, not graphics :P

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@rosinmonkekyx17: Well, I apologize for my misunderstood.

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Hey guys, look. It's a Star Wars campaign! Man I reall wish they make another Star Wars battlefront under the god Mickey Mouse instead of a game like, OHHH. Lets say republic commando 2.

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Still waiting for KotOR 3

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@kdawgnmann: theyre making an open-world rpg but we all know it is secretly KOTOR3.

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eh I'm sorry to say this But star wars franchise and games are never going to get the best developers ever again. Maybe I'm wrong, but since Disney bought the rights from lucasfilm and EA bought the rights from LucasArts. I've lost my faith in those companies. I realize I sound nuts but its my opinion.

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@larsondir82: well, Disney has dabbled in sci-fi successfully for years now. They'real behind all the Marvel movies, have a great animated sci-fi in treasure planet, and a really great live action film in John Carter. It' still up in the air, but, as far as the movies go, I have high hopes.

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@larsondir82: After Battlefront I'm skeptical, but to be honest LucasArts hasn't really done anything good since The Force Unleashed. It had years to do sequels to games people have been screaming for (X-Wing/TIE Fighter, Dark Forces/Jedi Knight, KOTOR, Republic Commando 2, etc.) and were content with just sitting on their hands.

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@larsondir82: I am skeptical myself. Bioware could have made a another Kotor game but they now have SWTOR which is not terrible, but will never live up to Kotor 1. And since they have the mmo they will just push out expansion for that instead of making a real sequel to Kotor. Just as Blizzard and the Warcraft franchise, no more rts Warcraft game since frozen throne.

And EA will milk it as much as they can with most games they release will just be less for more.

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It's a real shame First Assault was never released. First Assault, 1313, Free Radical's BFIII and that Darth Maul game had so much potential, but Rogue Squadron Wii, man... Rogue Squadron Wii was FINISHED and it looked f***ing incredible, but LucasArts made some screwy decisions and Factor 5 got in financial trouble. So we never got it. :'(

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Jebus not another multiplayer game! Story and single player and I'm all over it!

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Can we get 1313 back, please.

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@Beasthunt: Yeah I want that game to be released so badly too!!! I was extremely pissed when they cancelled it.

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@t_smith: Yeah man. They killed us on that. Cancelled that game and Clone Wars. They have no heart....lol.

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@Beasthunt: Star Wars 1313 isn't dead just yet. From what I have read, the writers for the Uncharted series have picked up the license for Star Wars 1313.

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@Neptali54: i think you are referring to the female lead writer that left naughty dog who was a writer on uncharted 4. well she's making a brand new third person star wars game about han solo i think.

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@Neptali54: Man, that will be amazing. Uncharted series is fantastic.

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@Beasthunt: That looked good hey? Last decent Starwars FPS game was Republic Commando.

Though i guess i will still play Battlefront seeing it comes with the PS4 i preordered.

That new map they have been showing looked insane.

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@deviltaz35: I gave the beta a shot, but I just did not fancy it. 1313 did look good. Man, that broke my heart when they cancelled that. Enjoy your Battlefront ps4. I might get that one myself just for the skin. I like it.

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@Beasthunt: Yeah i don't currently have a PS4 but i really did like the look of the Starwars one so it seemed a good time to get one :) . Will probably get Uncharted collection , Can't wait for Uncharted 4 too .

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@deviltaz35: Heck yeah. Uncharted collection is a must have if you ask me. I had a ps4/X1 but I sold them and am buying them back....lol. If an amazing bundle doesn't come out soon then i'm definitely getting that Battlefront ps4 just because it looks so sick.

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@Beasthunt: Yeah it should be a fun game online. I didn't play the beta. I was mucking around on PC . Got a 144hz 1440p gaming monitor with a 980ti so i was distracted mucking around on that too. I somehow missed the beta on PC as well though as i was playing Wasteland 2.

However i have a mate that kept bugging me about getting a PS4 so we can play MP stuff together so in the end i caved when i saw that fantastic design.

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Star Wars needs singleplayer with awesome story and connection with the force. Not multiplayer shooting mayhem.

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@balintcsikos: Force Unleashed 3 would be great. Those games were under appreciated.

There was fantastic physics at work there too.

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@deviltaz35: 1 was super cool, just should've been a bit longer. 2 was terrible though..

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@kdawgnmann: It did have that pretty cool hangar bay sequence though

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@deviltaz35: love those, i liked the first one more than second one tho.. But yes, i would kill for a 3rd installment.. 2 was a mess story wise..

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@Hjindee: lol yeah two was a bit of a mess but still enjoyable. It was pretty obvious parts of the game were edited out to save time for a release date or something.

Dark Forces 3 i would be on board with too :) . And all the Jedi Knight games. I still play them from time to time.

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What a pile of S**t

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