Cancelled Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Titles Finally Come to Light
Details on two more cancelled Star Wars titles have emerged; Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Trilogy and Rogue Squadron: X-Wing vs Tie Fighter.
The Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Trilogy went into development exclusively for the original Xbox but then switched over to the Wii in the following years. The trilogy was to include Rogue Squadron, Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader and Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike.
Speaking with IGN, former Factor 5 president Julian Eggebrecht said that the game was completed and even had support for Wii Motion Plus lightsaber battles. It ran at 60FPS on the Wii, thanks to its new engine compared to that of the first Xbox.
Believe me, if you ever saw it running on the Wii at 60fps, it is by far – and I think I’m not overstating that – the technically most impressive thing you would ever see on Wii.
The other title, Rogue Squadron: X-Wing vs Tie Fighter, focused on multiplayer experience and had players siding with either the Rebels or Imperials.
It was supposed to be a launch title for the Xbox 360 but internal issues at LucasArts, including financial problems, caused the title to be cancelled.
An interesting thing to note is that Factor 5 pitched the games to Sony after its acquisition as an in-house PlayStation developer but Sony showed no interested in the projects.