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Star Wars Battlefront 3 could be announced by EA and DICE as soon as April, if a new rumour is to be believed. Last week, reports of a sequel to the divisive Battlefront II began to spread after it emerged after actors who'd worked on the 2017 shooter had started work on a new mystery project.
As reported by The Direct, two of the actors from Star Wars Battlefront II are back at work. TJ Ramini showed off his motion-capture suit in a post alongside the caption "Hello, old friend". Meanwhile, Anthony Skordi shared a selfie of himself recording some new lines. TJ Ramini played Del Meeko in Battlfeont II, while Skordi portrayed Admiral Garrick Versio of the Galactic Empire. Janina Gavankar, who played Iden Versio in the games, has posted images of herself with a motion capture suit.
Hot on the heels of this, a post on Reddit has appeared claiming to have new details on the unannounced sequel. It's important to note that this Redditor and their claims are, as of right now, completely unverified - so do take them with a pinch of salt. It's just interesting that these claims have appeared so soon after Battlefront II's actors headed back to work.
This alleged leaker suggests that EA will be announcing Star Wars Battlefront 3 in April, remarking that fans mark their calendars for the 20th. They also stress, however, that the game likely won't release until 2023 as DICE is currently busy with Battlefield 6, which we already know is expected to release before the end of this year. As such, the game is reportedly very early on in development, but is expected to take the series in a new direction that will "distinguish itself" from its predecessors. It's not clear what they could mean by this.
Again, there's very little to back these claims up. We know that DICE is currently hard at work on the next Battlefield game, yes. We also know that EA will continue to work with Lucasfilm Games to create Star Wars titles, despite having lost the exclusive license to publish games based on the IP.
In a post over on the official Star Wars blog, Douglas Reilly, VP of Lucasfilms Games, said: "we're really proud of the games we have created with EA".
"We will continue working with them and our relationship has never been stronger. While we may not have a lot of details to share at the moment, we've got a number of projects underway with the talented teams at EA."
From that alone we'd assume sequels for Star Wars Battlefront II and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order are a given, but there's every chance in this brave new world of Lucasfilm Games-produced Star Wars titles that Battlefront 3 could go to an entirely different developer. Watch this space.
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