As we close in on a possible big announcement coming May the Fourth, new exciting Star Wars tidbits have been popping up slowly but surely. Shortly after the official announcement that the expanded universe would not be canon, Lucasfilm confirmed that future Star Wars games would be considered canon.
This includes popular games such as Star Wars: Battlefront and Visceral’s new Star Wars game written by Amy Hennig. This comes from 4playernetwork.com:
“The new direction of the Star Wars canon could explain why games such as Star Wars 1313 were cancelled and not just handed off to other developers.
If 1313 ever does resurface, it will probably only be after several alterations to ensure the game stays in line with official canon.”
The recent delay of the latest expansion for another EA title, Star Wars: The Old Republic, is unrelated to the official canon announcement. The Lucasfilm rep stated that:
“As far as The Old Republic MMO is concerned, nothing is going to change. TOR has always been a part of the Expanded Universe, and that’s not going to change.”
So it seems that the Old Republic Era of Star Wars will be intact unlike the rest of the Expanded Universe. This could be a good thing however since much story will be open for the ideas of authors and creators. As we posted earlier, there will also be books considered to be proper canon to the new Star Wars universe beginning with releases in September.
Keep checking back as we get more updates!
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