We’ve seen our fair share of cancelled Star Wars games through the years. Star Wars 1313 and that Darth Maul game come to mind. Now, a new Unseen64 video on DidYouKnowGaming reveals there were a few more Star Wars games that never saw the light of day.
The video focuses on Star Wars: Rogue Squadron developer Factor 5, and the cancelled Star Wars project it was working on before it shut down.
After the release of Rogue Squadron 3: Rebel Strike, Factor 5 was working on a spin-off to the Rogue Squadron series called Dark Squadron. Dark Squadron was similar to the Imperial bonus missions in Rebel Strike that let you play a “what if” scenario, where the Empire repelled the attack on the Death Star and won the Battle on Yavin. Players would have played the role of Darth Vader, who would lead Imperial squadrons into battle, and even issue them commands or call for reinforcements.
We also learn more about the cancelled Rogue Squadron collection. Originally planned for the Xbox, with added support for online multiplayer, the collection was eventually developed for the Wii before being completely scrapped. The video goes into much more details, and even talks about the studio’s closure.
Apart from Factor 5’s work, there’s also a mention of a cancelled action adventure game staring non other than Chewbacca. The game was supposed to follow Chewbacca’s story between Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope, and would have explained how Chewie went from a warrior on Kashyyyk to being Han Solo’s best friend.
Star Wars fans are by now silently weeping in front of the screen. Don’t worry though, as we are getting a bunch of Star Wars games in the near future, including Star Wars: Battlefront 2, Visceral’s action-adventure title, and Respawn’s third-person action game.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.