The Star Wars Darth Maul Game that Never Was - Video

Developer Red Fly was working on the game for eight months

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The Star Wars Darth Maul Game that Never Was - Video
There was a Star Wars game starring Darth Maul in the works for eight months at LucasArts and developer Red Fly, according to Game Informer. The title was apparently canned after some rather muddy communication from publisher to developer, but footage allegedly from the game has surfaced online.

Game Informer cites anonymous sources and Red Fly CEO Dan Borth, stating that Red Fly was given a shot at a Darth Maul game after working on the Wii version of The Force Unleashed 2 in 2010. Apparently the now-defunct LucasArts provided little by way of guidance, however, and didn't tell the studio what was going on with Maul in The Clone Wars.

The game was originally supposed to be a Nintendo platform exclusive, before LucasArts decided it should be for PS3, Wii U, PC and 360. Then George Lucas through another spanner in the works by saying he wanted the game to be a "buddy cop-like experience" with Maul and Darth Talon, a female Sith who lived 170 years from Maul in the Star Wars continuum.

While Red Fly apparently managed to work out some gameplay mechanics that would fit with the new direction (and there was talk of the LucasArts buying the developer), eventually communication was cut and the game cancelled.

LucasArts is now gone, of course, having been shut down by Disney not long after the giant bought parent company LucasFilm. EA is now handling the Star Wars games.

Have a look at the footage below.

Game Informer via Polygon


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