Is Star Wars Battlefront 3 in development?

God we hope so.

Rumors of Star Wars Battlefront 3 being in development over at Spark Unlimited have been strengthened by OXM today. The site has found a listing that suggest the game is currently in development. The listing is looking for “a senior combat designer for a 3rd Person Action/Adventure sequel in a high-profile science fiction franchise currently greenlit for full production development for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC markets.”

Meanwhile, a developer CV mentions “unannounced third person sword fighting game (well known IP, Xbox 360, PS3)”. Swords in a sci-fi franchise, huh? Wonder what they could be.

The company’s own Twitter account also recently posted this: “Since we are working on a sequel for a well known sci-fi franchise, all aspects must remain secret.”

And to top it off, another CV suggests that the game will run on the Unreal Engine.

Battlefront 3 has been a long time coming; it was originally in development at Free Radical, which ditched the project when they became Crytek UK.