New gameplay footage that apparently stems from a playable prototype version of the canceled Star Wars Battlefront III emerged today, providing a new look at the ill-fated game.
Posted on Reddit by a person who says they aren't a big Star Wars fan but that they "take interest in prototype games," the footage showcases a rough version of the much-discussed game that was in development at Free Radical Design, the UK studio that eventually folded into Crytek.
According to the Reddit user, a build of the game is playable on Xbox 360 development kits. According to Kotaku the link to the game build was removed by Reddit mods on the basis that it constituted pirated copyright material.
However, videos from the Battlefront III prototype have popped up online, showcasing combat on Hoth.
"I hope you all have a nice time with this," the Reddit user said. "Some may be mad at me but the story behind this build is a disaster and not releasing it will cause more issues than anything else.
"After a lot of work I managed to get my hands on Star Wars Battlefront III and wanted to share the infamous cancelled game that I'm sure many of you wanted to play. I know not everyone will get the chance to play this immediately, but over time I expect the modding community to be able to change that."
Despite evidence of its existence and development, LucasArts never actually confirmed that Battlefront III was in production. The game has long been the subject of much rumor, speculation, and head-butting.
This isn't the first footage we've seen of Battlefront III, but the difference is that this looks to be the first leak that's actually been playable.