Even with the seemingly infinite number of Star Wars games that were released in LucasArts’ heyday, there are more than a few that never saw the light of day. Thanks to a new video by DidYouKnowGaming, we’ve gotten a very thorough glimpse at what might have been with two such titles.
The first of these is Dark Squadron, a dark side-focused follow-up to the Rogue Squadron series by Factor 5. It would’ve had you piloting Imperial fighters as Darth Vader, and would’ve expanded on the command option of Rogue Leader, allowing you to spend resources to call in support ranging from orbital strikes to AT-AT walkers.
The other would’ve been an action-adventure title featuring Chewbacca in the time between episodes 3 and 4, showing how he went from a warrior on Kashyyyk to Han Solo’s copilot, and his role as a bounty hunter in the meantime. The title competed directly with Dark Squadron for funding, and was ultimately greenlit over the former title.
George Lucas himself shut down the Chewbacca game, unhappy with the idea of Chewie leading his own title. Factor 5 went to work on an Xbox collection of Rogue Squadron titles that would feature online play, but this project was shut down due to funding concerns. The whole story between both these titles is far longer and more complicated, and the whole video is absolutely worth a watch if you’re interested in lost games.