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Latest news: It’s (only just!) June and it's time for another update!
Posted by rocknroll237 on Jun 30th, 2013
Hi there BattleCry supporters and fans!
Unless you've been living in a cave for the past month or so, you won't need me to tell you in an over-excited voice that BATTLEFRONT 3 IS BEING DEVELOPED!
While feelings are mixed about EA and what they'll do with the game, we'll be carrying on as normal. In order to keep things interesting, we'll be adapting our gameplay and will be freer with lore (e.g. maps will feature things you normally wouldn't expect).
And just to clear some things up, here's a tweet we made:
EA have announced they're making Battlefront 3! While this is great news, we'll be doing our best to offer something different and exciting.
- Star Wars: BattleCry (@SWBattleCry) June 10, 2013
Anyway, it's been quite a while since our last update and a lot has happened with the team and the way we are structured.
But before we begin, we must report that 3D artist Deforges, 2D artist Joshua Archer and small props modeller Defiant Sigma left the team earlier this month. They were all long time members and we wish them luck and thank them for all the work they did!
Just in case you're wondering, Deforges left because he felt that his mission to get a Battlefront 3 release was done and no longer wanted to work on the team; Josh ‘left' (although he may be back!) because he will be starting Uni soon, and, strangely enough, he is busy working in Vietnam and Defiant Sigma left because she couldn't spend much time on the game.
As usual we have some new people who have joined the team:
Changes to the website this month:
As mentioned earlier our Web Master ‘Mandosis' has made some changes to the website this month including adding support for pinning the site as a tile to your Start screen on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Preview. It works as a live tile that will let you know when there is new news about this project.
Here is the change log:
3D modeler James Thorpe has been busy making the Millennium Falcon.
Here's a WIP for you all to enjoy:
As you folks want us to give you more than just screenshots of models, we thought we should show you some textures made by long time texture artist Ben2356:
Another thing we're working on atm is a new HUD. Krym0r has been giving it a go and has made some great progress on this front. Here's one of his concepts:
We've made huge progress on our voice overs and sound effects too and coding is as strong as ever. We'll try and get some of that stuff released, but that's it for now... I think there's enough there. :D
That's all for now folks,
The BattleCry team.