However it also means that every game up until this point is also outside the canon, but Lucasfilm have said every new title from this moment on will be considered official.
Technically this would apply to BioWare's Knights of the Old Republic era too, which is thousands of years before the events of the films, but an exception will likely be made.
It's good news for EA though as every new Star Wars game they produce with their decade-long licensing agreement with Disney will become an official part of the canon. The first new entry into the Star Wars timeline will be the animated series Star Wars Rebels. Lucasfilm did confirm Star Wars: The Clone Wars is also considered canon.
"We have an unprecedented slate of new Star Wars entertainment on the horizon," Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. "We're set to bring Star Wars back to the big screen, and continue the adventure through games, books, comics, and new formats that are just emerging. This future of interconnected storytelling will allow fans to explore this galaxy in deeper ways than ever before."
The fan favourite Jedi Knight series also didn't happen; that blue milk run was just a fever dream. Currently DICE is developing a new Star Wars Battlefront with only the Battle of Hoth teased so far.
Lucasfilm decree future Star Wars video games 'will be canon'
28 April 2014 | By Simon Priest
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