Freelancer 2 [X360 - Cancelled]

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by Unseen64staff In: MICROSOFT| xbox 360

4 Apr 2008

The first Freelancer was a space trading and combat simulation game developed by Digital Anvil and published by Microsoft, released in March 2003 for PC. The game allows players to pilot a starfighter and visit many star systems. They can engage in combat with other starfighters to protect traders or engage in piracy themselves. They can also visit planets and space stations to look for jobs and to engage in commodity trade. [Infos from Wikipedia]

A sequel, Freelancer 2, was in development by Digital Anvil / Microsoft Game Studio in 2006 for the XBOX 360, and was internally know as “Project Lonestar”. Sadly the game was cancelled for unknow reasons, even if it looked really good.



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21 Responses to Freelancer 2 [X360 - Cancelled]



April 5th, 2008 at 6:40 am



Captain N

January 22nd, 2009 at 11:00 pm

What a shame. I loved the original. It was actually the first PC game i bought for myself… (Im only playing console) And still to this date i have not purchased more than 5 PC games ever i think.


Drake Lake

January 22nd, 2009 at 11:37 pm

It was really fun, especially with the nice mods Freelancer had like Discovery. Too bad there aren’t any more games like it. Instead we get crap like Project Sylpheed on consoles which isn’t even similar at all.



January 23rd, 2009 at 3:15 pm

I never played Freelancer, but when i found out about the cancelled sequel, i became really interested in the game. Sooner or later, i’ll try it. The concept is really interesting and this could have been a wonderful game. Shame on whoever decided to cancel it… even if they had their good reasons.



April 9th, 2009 at 12:33 pm

it’s a shame really i loved the first one i think microsoft should make a second freelancer set in the same place just diffrent story i mean like at the end of the first freelancer left me wondering if a second freelancer would come out



April 21st, 2009 at 7:14 am

I don’t know if it will do any good but there are pensions being brought up all over the place to have the game made. If Microsoft sees a big enough interest from fans they will have no choice but to finish the project.



April 21st, 2009 at 2:10 pm

I dont have much faith in petitions, if you remember the ones from (with huge numbers) about the Mother series, they never had any effect :(



April 26th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

I only just found out that they cancelled a sequel after thinking it would be cool if they made one. it looked really good and i loved the original so much the disc broke i had so many mods on it!!!



May 13th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

what a shame it’s cancelled….

It’s also to bad for microsoft, cus my guess is thousands of people would buy this and microsoft would make an incredible load of money!

(trust me telling developers they’ll make alot of money if they finish a project like this hopefully will work!) XD



May 26th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

:(( sory to hear that:( freelancer was and it is the best game i ever played!my opinion is that the microsoft will gonna create the freelancer 2 afterall bcs i navigate over the internet and there are manny people like me who want a game just like this<a unic game like freelancer.I was played freelancer with interes bcs the subject was something new and verry diferent from what i played before:) and i liked alot.P.S. sry about my english



June 4th, 2009 at 10:01 am

Its a real shame…. i too thought that a sequel would be released after the way the first freelancer ended. And i was so looking foward to it too. Freelancer is the best game i ever played and it would be a real disappointment to all of its fans which im sure are many, if a sequel is not made for it. Pls pls pls make a freelancer 2……



June 13th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Really Shame. Fantastic game and nice story! Best space game ever. I bought Freelancer in 2002 it was amaizing and still is! I still play Discovery mod online.

It is a fact and a big Shame, that there is no other better futuristic Space Rp Game Than Freelancer, throug past 8 Years.

Its Amaizing



June 15th, 2009 at 10:21 am

I have been playing the game since it went on the shelves and still buy and share copies wherever I find them. Microsoft Corp. believe because sales really sucked that it was not a popular game. In fact the publicity for the game and advertisement was done terribly. I didn’t know the game existed until I was rumaging the shelves at Best Buy. The game has a massive cult following, and Microsoft is too stupid to understand the animal they have created. The closing of Digital Anvil was incredibly unwise. I want FREELANCER 2, and I WANT IT NOW!



July 26th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

The first Game was excellent! To upgrade your ship, the exciting missions, and the difficulty good, a bit raising with the missions. I’m so sad, that no second part will be developed. I’ve tried some of the other Games playing in the space, which are meant in Freelancers german Wikipedia Article, but they are, out of graphics, worse.



July 28th, 2009 at 9:40 am

there must be another reasons because i dont understand why they are not developing freelancer 2 after the first game’s success. Stop thinking about money microsoft, just make freelancer 2, do us a favor.



November 13th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Maybe they canceled it because they wanted to wait until a new DirectX would be made to benefit form better graphics?Or next generation gaming consoles? I dunno.
I am writing little 3D games using Microsoft’s game development kit. Maybe I will gather up some friends and we can write the sequel one day. It’s the bare basics of graphics as I see, but an interesting game.
Shouldn’t be that hard. Like maybe just 5 years of programming? I hope they will make it soon.

I found out about the game through one of the games soundtrack creators, Andrew Sega. He was one of those who made the soundtrack for Unreal Tournament


FL lover thing

January 17th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

OW MY GOD…they was making it..why did they caNCEL IT? XOO!!!!!!!!!……………………. hey people search in google for freelancer 2 and show microsoft games…how LOVED is this game ……take i from forums and things likle that………WE WANT FL 2 BEFORE 2010/5/1 !!!!



January 27th, 2010 at 6:40 am

this is a lay, that images and video are from another game..




January 30th, 2010 at 10:08 am

i dont think so looks way different. :( i want fl2



February 3rd, 2010 at 12:07 am

freelancer, is the first and only of its kind. it has concepts used in eve online but also much different concepts used in games like freespace, the threat, wing commander, etc. if i was to bet what the best time for a sequel or atleast another game with a similar engine, I WOULD SAY THE TIME IS NOW. So, Dark Anvil, Microsoft or anyone from the orginal project crew, please act on my words and release something. With eve online going strong and star trek being released, long time FL fans WILL return. and with new concepts/ controls added, new fans will be created.



February 21st, 2010 at 8:15 pm


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