A History of Cancelled Star Wars Games

“Star Wars is one of the most popular settings in all of video games, so it’s no surprise that its owners are continually looking to create new bestselling games in the galaxy far, far away. But for every smash-hit like the Jedi Knight series, Battlefront, and Knights of the Old Republic, there are several games that never see the light of day. Games are cancelled for any of a number of reasons. But whether it’s the publisher canning the game late in development or an early concept that never gets fleshed out, it’s always disappointing to see games with huge potential left on the cutting room floor.”

How many times have we written about a cancelled Star Wars game here? Even worse is when we tell you about a new game in the making that we’re really excited for, only to find out later, it’s been cut. We hate bringing you news of cancelled games that at one time looked really awesome. Sadly, it seems to happen a lot and we found a great video that showcases that point very well in a history of Star Wars games that have been cancelled.

Return of the Jedi: Ewok Adventure starts this video off. This was a cancelled Atari game that looks like it might have been a lot of fun. Then there was a spinoff to the Jedi Knights series. Then there was a game that would never be called Proteus. It was meant to give the console gamers something good to rival Star Wars Galaxies, which the PC gamers had been enjoying for some time now. Then there was KOTOR 3, which sadly never came to fruition, either. With how popular KOTOR 1 and 2 were, fans were super excited for KOTOR 3 and rightfully disappointed when it was cancelled.

What other Star Wars games were cancelled? Watch the video below to see them all.

Which cancelled Star Wars game were you the most excited for? If you give them a lot of likes, they’re going to follow this video up with a Part 2 so if you liked it, be sure to hit that “like”.


Lisa Clark

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.