No matter whether Rebellion or Pandemic do this, I expect the game has a good possibility of ending up sub-par. While Battlefront 2 was enjoyable to a degree, one wonders what collective brain-fart conceived LOTR: Conquest, which was disappointing on so many levels (hell, I can fly spaceships in SW:BF2 but can't fly a Fell Beast in LOTR:Conquest?). If that's the direction Pandemic are going then SW:BF3 doesn't fill me with excitement.
The initial rumors regarding a handover to Rebellion were no better. They've barely put out a noteworthy game in 10 years (exceptions being the original AVP on the PC and arguably Rogue Trooper). I lost faith in them after they released Dredd Vs Death - a totally wasted effort on a franchise with massive potential. Oh, and they even managed to put out a mediocre AvP game for the PSP not long ago, which just proves that just because a developer does justice to a franchise once (or in Rebellion's case twice if you consider the 1994 Jaguar AvP game) doesn't mean they'll always retain that consistency of quality.