Star Wars: Battlefront III For PSP Was Real and One Fan Has A Copy
Fans are begging for the playtest copy to be preserved!
One lucky Star Wars fan has managed to dig out an early playtest copy of Battlefront III for the PSP. The sequel to the hit 2005 game of the same name was unfortunately cancelled before being turned into Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron.
It seems that before the title was cancelled, development was far enough along for playtest copies to be sent out to certain individuals. One of which has now seen the light of day after a fan took to Reddit to reveal they still owned a near-perfect copy of the working game.
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Playtest Copy of Star Wars: Battlefront III For PSP Emerges Online
Reddit user /u/MissFeepit took to the official Gaming Subreddit to reveal that their fiancé had a working playtest copy of Star Wars: Battlefront III for the PSP.
According to the Reddit user, Lucasarts was once a client of a relative of their fiancés and is how they managed to get a hold of this gaming relic. They state that once the game was cancelled, all assets were then gathered up by the studio, but this playtest cartridge for the PSP somehow managed to slip through the cracks.
Many fans pointed out that this is likely a copy of Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron, which was released in 2009 by Rebellion Developments, as Elite Squadron could have possibly used the already developed assets from the cancelled version of Battlefront III.
However, this doesn’t make it any less cool. The Reddit user even attached pictures of the playtest copy working on an original PSP, showing the start-up screen, main menu, and loading screen.
As many Star Wars fans will know, the series was rebooted in 2015 by DICE and EA with Star Wars: Battlefront, followed by Battlefront II in 2017. The reboot received mixed reviews from fans, with many still preferring the nostalgia of the original titles.
Fans can check out the images in the post below to see what the cancelled version of Star Wars: Battlefront III could have been.
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