Star Wars games will be a part of and expand on the official franchise canon, Lucasfilm has confirmed.
Past Star Wars games were considered part of the Star Wars Extended Universe canon, but Disney decided to give the franchise a do-over after purchasing Lucasfilm and LucasArts. As a result, the lore established by the many novels, games, comics and other media beyond the core films and the Clone Wars animated series has been pretty much wiped.
But it’s not all bad news: moving forward, video games won’t be part of the Expanded Universe. Instead, they’ll be part of the core franchise canon.
Gamespot reports Lucasfilm has announced that “all aspects of Star Wars storytelling moving forward will be connected”. A dedicated story group will oversee “all Star Wars creative development”, apparently.
Ongoing Expanded Universe projects, like Star Wars: The Old Republic, will not be folded into the glorious new canon, Lucasfilm confirmed.
The new canon will begin its expansion with upcoming novels and a new animated series, but later on DICE’s Battlefront and the mysterious Star Wars project at Visceral Games will contribute their mite.