“Full next-gen demo” of Star Wars Darth Maul game in development

By Matt Martin, Monday, 26 October 2015 10:01 GMT

Red Fly Studio wants to re-pitch cancelled Darth Maul game to Star Wars Battlefront publisher EA.

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Red Fly Studio has said it intends to pitch a demo to EA of a game based on Star Wars anti-hero Darth Maul.

The developer had originally worked on a Darth Maul game for last-gen systems but it was shitcanned after eight months work.

“We are currently working on a full next gen demo of all things Maul to show to the powers that be. It’s been a lot of work on our off time,” said Red Fly’s Dan Borth in an AMA.

“We have been burning a candle for this game since it was killed in hopes we can get it turned back on again. IF that is to happen we need to approach EA with a demo that will impress them. I think we have that or are close to it. Still it is completely not up to us.”

Star Wars is big business again this year in the run up to the release of new movie The Force Awakens and EA’s Star Wars Battlefront game, but both focus more on the events of the Original Trilogy rather than the poorly received prequels.

Borth said that he would consider reskinning the game with another character if it made the game more marketable.

“Hopefully EA will see the value in us reskinning our combat mechanic to be more in line with what they are thinking for Star Wars if they are not interested in Maul.”

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