Julio Torres, project lead on Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, has broached the subject of a potential third instalment in the popular sci-fi series, stating that LucasArts is still “figuring out” plans for The Force Unleashed III.
Torres’ comments come following speculation back in August indicating that an in-development third outing had already been shelved by the newly appointed studio head, Paul Meegan.
However, speaking during an interview with Sam Roberts of SciFiNow Magazine, Torres revealed that the prospect of a Force Unleashed III is still very much up in the air for the time being:
"Well I can’t tell you how the game [TFU2] ends because that would ruin it for you, but I can tell you that the timeframe for The Force Unleashed and TFU II is about a year, and there’s still, between that and Episode IV, a couple of years for us to play with,” he said.
"So that means no matter how the game ends for Starkiller and Vader for TFU II, we still have some time to figure out how we solidify the canon so that everything makes sense for IV."
“We still have some to figure out how we can solidify the canon.”
"Obviously, if that were to be exposed, it would most likely be a TFU III. I’m just afraid I can’t share what that could be yet because we’re still figuring it out. I cautioned that…the key is that, that time is still left. If we had finished TFU II and we were up against the timeframe, we would probably have been done."
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is due out on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and DS on October 26.