It looks like the spiritual successor to one of the better Star Wars game mini-series will not even see the light of day. A post on the Facebook page for Star Wars: Attack Squadrons has indicated that the game has been cancelled, with game representatives thanking their fans who participated in the game’s beta.
We want to thank all of the fans who participated in the closed beta of Star Wars: Attack Squadrons.
After much consideration, we have decided to cease development so that we can focus on other Star Wars game experiences.
We truly appreciate the time you spent engaging in the beta.
A free-to-play Star Wars game has not signified anything of greatness in recent years, so Disney may have wanted to focus on their grander-scale games. With EA Canada reportedly working on an open-world title with Visceral Games, EA DICE working on Star Wars: Battlefront and other games that won’t be movie tie-ins, there’s a lot of creative gaming opportunities to be made.
While I would have loved to see a proper Star Wars-related flight action game like a Rogue Squadron or a Tie Fighter-type game, Attack Squadrons being cancelled seems to be one of those unfortunate, tough decisions that have to be made for the better development of other future games. It’s not as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced, or anything.
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