All future Star Wars game will be official canon

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December 9th, 2010 @ 01:04:50

Star Wars games in the past pretty much had the opportunity to craft whatever story they wanted to. It’s how we got gems like Jedi Outcast, The Force Unleashed and Dark Forces. It’s an approach that is also responsible for turkeys such as Force Commander, Masters of Teras Kasi and that horrid Obi-Wan game. Expect this expanded universe approach to be jettisoned however, as all future Star Wars games tie directly into the official canon.

Which is also all thanks to the fact that the expanded universe canon was placed in the unofficial bin after Disney acquired the Star Wars property through the LucasFilm and LucasArts deal. Millions of Wookiepedia voices cried out in pain, when that decision was made.

Instead, future games are going to be directly tied into the canon of the upcoming new Star Wars movies, according to Gamespot. Lucasfilm announced that “all aspects of Star Wars storytelling moving forward will be connected”. Which means that a dedicated story group will oversee “all Star Wars creative development”.

This new approach has already kicked off with the recent debut of Star Wars Rebels, which also paves the way for Star Wars Episode VII apparently. Throw in DICE’s Battlefront game and the project that Visceral Games is busy with at the moment, and that galaxy  far, far away is about to become much, much bigger.

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And hopefully not populated by Gungans.

Last Updated: October 9, 2014

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  • Mike

    but what does that mean for history predating all the movies storylines? Like KOTOR?

    • Matthew Holliday

      more concerned about the the 50 years of comic book history thats been piling up.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Only movies are canon. Nothing EU is canon any more.

        • Matthew Holliday

          thats dumb, years of sith storyline, the jedi order befor the jedi order actually existed, past prophecies that lead to the existance of luke skywalker, stories that spread over THOUSANDS of years, scrapped because theyr not directly tied to the new DISNEY movies.
          great…

    • Viking Of Divinity

      sorry, nope, not Canon. never happened.

      • Matewis Jubilai

        They can’t kill Revan! They can’t destroy the Ebon Hawk!

        • Admiral Chief 0

          I SHALL HUNT THEM DOWN AND DESTROY THEM!!!

          HANDS OFF THE HAWK!!!!

        • Matthew Holliday

          cant kill someone that wasnt actually there.
          but, thats the whole point, its not canon.

  • Matthew Holliday

    well its not like star wars doesnt have enough content to go around.
    unless Disney are scrapping all the existing comicbook canon and going for direct movie tie ins.

    because if thats the case, we all know how well the iron man & transformers games turned out.

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

      The comic books are not considered canon… Sorry bud 🙁

      • Matthew Holliday

        some are, but i worded that wrong anyway, didnt mean canon, just meant established theory.
        regardless, still BS.

        • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

          As far as I know only the movies are considered canon. Nothing else. From what i heard Lucas himself confirmed that Disney will only use the movies and that all games and comics are now considered non-canon

  • Matewis Jubilai

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    PSSHHHHTT

    • I ‘read’ most of what you typed.

      …today is just one of those days -_-

    • Admiral Chief 0

      Awesome!

    • Anon A Mouse

      You missed a VMMMM there somewhere.

    • DrKiller

      I saw the fight on Episode 1 in my head when I read your comment

      • Theunis Jansen van Rensburg

        Episode 4, perhaps?

        • DrKiller

          Nah Episode one.. The Darth Maul fight. It was exactly like that!

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

      lol GG

  • Captain JJ Underleyened

    I just hope they don’t go the route of games like The Amazing Spider-Man that has to be like the movie.

    • Matthew Holliday

      or iron man.
      or transformers.

      because all direct movie tie in games turn out SO well.

      • Captain JJ Underleyened

        Wow, that Iron Man one was terrible

  • What what

    Dear Disney DIE!!!!

    • Jedi Consular Kromas

      Why? They did amazing things with Marvel so let us hold off on death threats.

      • Hammersteyn

        Refresh my memory, what have they done with Marvel in relation with games? I’m not saying anyone should die, I just can’t recall

        • Jedi Consular Kromas

          The hold of the death threats thing is just an expression. Also I was talking movies and not really games as games pretty much = EA right now even though it will still have a disney sticker slapped up somewhere in the game.

          • Hammersteyn

            Thought so. Would love a new X-men game right about now.

          • Jedi Consular Kromas

            Like wolverine. That was quite a nice game.

  • Ichigo

    Please disney dont make movie tie in games of star wars. there has never been ( that I can think off) a good movie tie in game.

    • Jedi Consular Kromas

      Tie Fighter. 🙂

      • Johan du Preez

        I up you 1 with X-Wing vs Tie Fighter 🙂

        • Jedi Consular Kromas

          Okay then we go Rebel Assault. 🙂

    • Matewis Jubilai

      Star wars racer!

      • Ichigo

        o yeah. That game was great fun…

    • konfab aka derp

      Lego Star wars

      Battlefront

      Galactic Battlegrounds

      X wing alliance

  • Admiral Chief 0

    They could have just made a TFU movie, just like that, and BILLIONS WOULD HAVE LOVED IT!

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

      Sorry. But TFU is no longer canon either 🙁

  • Matewis Jubilai

    We’re never gonna get another star wars racer are we? :'(

    • TheBrain

      And I venture to say that we shouldn’t.

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

        Disagree. I’d love another one 🙂

      • Matewis Jubilai

        gasp! it sounds corny if you haven’t played it, but it was actually insanenly fun.

      • Brady miaau

        Nah, it was awesome

        • TheBrain

          Maybe my dislike for young Anakin is clouding my judgement of the game.

          • Brady miaau

            that is true, but just view it as a racer in a non specific universe, there has been nothing like it since.

  • Captain JJ Underleyened

    I really gave Disney the benefit of the doubt from the start, but slowly they’ve been showing me more and more to be worried about the upcoming movies.

    • Brady miaau

      I think Disney taking over Star Wars is fantastic. New ideas, new directions and some clever cartoons to build on

      • Captain JJ Underleyened

        Considering the cartoons it’s very disappointing to see what route they picked. I work with Disney every day, so I get a lot of info, and on the animation side it’s not looking good.

        • Brady miaau

          NOOOOOO. Cause I kind of enjoyed the cartoons. wet myself laughing at the lego star wars cartoons, just super silly

          • Captain JJ Underleyened

            Me too. The Clone Wars was just excellent as well. The moment I saw the one character on the new animated series has a laser kettie I knew we were in for something disappointing.

  • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

    But… but…. does that mean the old republic stories from KOTOR are… are not canon either????? I thought the official lucasarts games would at least have been canon still……

    WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

    *cries*

  • konfab aka derp

    I sort of understand why they did this, the extended universe cannon ATM isn’t really suitable for film adaptation. They would have had to step on toes anyway.

    The only thing that matters is that the developers make good games, it matters little what source material is used. Maybe it might even force the film writers to consider computer games when writing the script.

    From the source:
    “The Lucasfilm rep told GameSpot, “[A]s 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.””

    If they mean that, then I see no reason why a KOTOR 3 couldn’t happen. It just won’t be called cannon, which is fine by me.

    • Brady miaau

      Yeah, things got a little out of hand, I have no problem with this.

  • Brady miaau

    Do you have any idea how many Star Wars books I own? All crap? All non canon? Still, some of them are just good stories, that can stand on their own.

  • Peet Luckhoff

    No Thrawn? No Republic Commando’s? No Karen Traviss?

    I cry a single wookie tear ;(

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Her RC books are so good.

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