Report article RSS Feed June/very early July update from the BattleCry team

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.

Important announcements:

  • Our Web Master Mandosis has made some changes to the website. More on that later.
  • Thanks to a major Reddit post, we got almost 100,000 views on the website in 24 hours!
  • We have 2,227 likes on Facebook now, >500 followers on twitter and > 1000 trackers on moddb!
  • We've closed the old moddb forums and old recruitment threads on Crydev.net and moddb because we have a new new recruitment page on our site: Swbattlecry.com
  • We now have a Google Plus page: Plus.google.com
  • And a Reddit page too: Reddit.com

As usual we have some new people who have joined the team:

  • Camraab (environmental artist)
  • Praglik (environmental artist/mapper)
  • Ataman (coder)
  • DomP (3D modeller)
  • Chris Mathews (3D modeller)

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:

6/12/2013

  • Recruitment link on the navigation bar under Game. Join us! link added under the About Us link on the navigation bar
  • Media icon was changed
  • Removed poll from the front page
  • Removed twitter feed from the front page
  • Added Media to the front page
  • Added Donation box to the front page
  • Minor changes in the code
  • Added a new poll on the Overview page

6/13/2013

  • Added CAPTCHA to comments and forum posts to try and eliminate or reduce spam

6/28/2013

  • New measures to reduce spam
  • Minor upgrades
  • You can now pin the website to the Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Start screen from Internet Explorer as a tile. All sizes are supported and any news from the website will be pushed to the tile
We hope you enjoy the changes. Now onto the juicy stuff you all have been waiting for!
(Sorry for not using the new design for showing off new work, we wanted to get this update out last minute, but we'll make sure that the designs are applied to these screenshots later on)

3D modeler James Thorpe has been busy making the Millennium Falcon.
Here's a WIP for you all to enjoy:
 

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Deforges made us an awesome HH-15 Rocket Launcher a few weeks ago and now you can check out the gun for yourself:

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Deforges also created this small but powerful/cute/awesome Scout pistol:

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Just before he left he also retextured the mighty A280 rifle:

Simple, Free Image and File Hosting at MediaFire

New 3D weapons modeler Varegg proved he was a worthy ‘replacement' for Deforges (we use quotation marks because it's hard to replace Mr Guns) by making this beautiful DH-17 Blaster:

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Last but not least on the model front (and don't forget we have more models in the pipe-line!) is this sensational (almost finished) Speederbike by new 3D modeller Chris Williams! Check it out now at this link:

Sketchfab.com

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:

Simple, Free Image and File Hosting at MediaFire

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:

Simple, Free Image and File Hosting at MediaFire


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.

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((DarthRevan))
((DarthRevan)) Jun 30 2013, 8:02pm says:

This project seems to be still going strong I see, a fact that makes me very happy xd Also, please release before battlefront 3 comes out, or I dont think I will be able to play this game (or any other for that matter XD) anyway looks amazing and best of luck!

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shortandpoor
shortandpoor Jun 30 2013, 8:16pm says:

I think it's great that you guys are still at it. Who knows maybe bf3 will suck or it could be great and your game could just offer a different style of game play. Though I prefer the last one because I mean... honestly who wouldn't want two battlefront games?

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achaswashere
achaswashere Jun 30 2013, 8:18pm says:

Lookin' great! Very excited.

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ppndΣ-snouıɯΘ
ppndΣ-snouıɯΘ Jun 30 2013, 8:31pm says:

Awesome! I'm really liking that HUD.

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ADTeam™
ADTeam™ Jun 30 2013, 8:47pm says:

I don't care about DICE's SW Battlefront. I fully support this project, and I know you guys are going to reach (and surpass) what BF III would have been, if it had a release.

Great news, and awesome pics. Keep it up!

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TheTriangulum
TheTriangulum Jun 30 2013, 9:10pm replied:

Haha I hate to say it but I strongly disagree with you. Dice's battlefront is gonna be awesome. Why not go for both games and have double the fun. Switch games around when get bored with either one :D

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scopedknife
scopedknife Jul 1 2013, 1:05pm replied:

Nope, it's gonna be packed with DLC and micro-transactions, with a call of duty like campaign. They're going to do the same thing they did with battlefield. EA won't let them innovate.

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TheTriangulum
TheTriangulum Jul 2 2013, 12:15pm replied:

Lol we will see given the comments made by DICE. These are Battlefront Fans making a Battlefront Game LMAO. EA has new management as well so your conclusion is a load of baloney

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ElfFriend
ElfFriend Jun 30 2013, 9:59pm says:

I really want to join the team but then I don't quite have a lot of 3D modeling experience and I should make a prop for a different game which I think has ceased in development so I might be able to join BattleCry....

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Alpha473
Alpha473 Jul 1 2013, 12:57am says:

Keep up the great work! Nobody knows what could happen to the official BF3 project... again.

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Doyle_138
Doyle_138 Jul 1 2013, 3:53am says:

The speeder model at p3d.in is very impressive. As the rest of this stuff of course. :P

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lptomtom
lptomtom Jul 1 2013, 3:56am says:

That Speeder Bike has to be one of the best models I have ever seen...great job!!!

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Mandosis
Mandosis Jul 1 2013, 8:36pm replied:

The models are based off of the props used in the movies.

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rocknroll237
rocknroll237 Jul 2 2013, 3:59am replied:

Although, like Mandosis says they are based on the props, some modifcations could be made to the rocket launcher to make it more 'sci-fi' if necessary.

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jimmy.pl
jimmy.pl Jul 1 2013, 9:21pm says:

Gonna miss deforges' epic models :/ but good news is that the new guys look like they can do just as brilliant work :D
although battlefront 3 is being made i also am looking forward to see how you guys do this yourself'
Great work as always!

.. now i am logged in ;P

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rocknroll237
rocknroll237 Jul 2 2013, 3:58am replied:

Thanks :-)

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rocknroll237
rocknroll237 Jul 2 2013, 3:40pm says:

New link for the speeder bike model! Sketchfab.com

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Aurelian7
Aurelian7 Jul 7 2013, 10:00am says:

Looking good, seems like we might get 2 battlefront games around the same time :D

I jsut hope EA, dosn't decide to sue/destroy this project. Because they see it as competition :/

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