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Hour-long Star Wars Battlefront 3 stream shows what could have been

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If you're the sort of person that likes to torment yourself with thoughts of what could have been, then you're going to love this hour-long stream of the cancelled Star Wars Battlefront 3, recorded yesterday in celebration of the series ('May the 4th be with you' and all that). It's "pre-alpha", so not the disputed (opens in new tab) "99% done" version that was axed by LucasArts - but nevertheless it appears to be (sorta) playable, if a little spotty visually. Battlefront fans can check it out here (opens in new tab) , but be sure to have your monogrammed Darth Vader handkerchiefs at the ready.

Battlefront 3 is definitely dead, along with everything LucasArts were more recently cooking up (opens in new tab) , including the moderately promising Star Wars 1313. This stream comes courtesy of Past to Present Online (opens in new tab) , via the great lidless eye of NeoGAF (opens in new tab) . Here's a random sampling of multiplayer action:

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