Disney has pulled the plug on its browser-based free-to-play space combat game Star Wars: Attack Squadrons after months of closed beta testing. Perhaps the reception wasn't all that positive, and Disney decided it was best to just scrap it all and move onto the next project.
An announcement on the game's official Facebook page thanks gamers for their time and fans for eagerly await the release, but it regrettably announces that the game is no more.
"We want to thank all of the fans who participated in the closed beta of Star Wars: Attack Squadrons. After much consideration, we have decided to cease development so that we can focus on other Star Wars game experiences."
For what it's worth, I hadn't even heard of this game. It was announced last December and allowed 16-player dog-fights with familiar and fully customizable Star Wars ships including the X-Wing and TIE Fighter.
While it's hardly of the same high profile, this is the second Star Wars game to get the ax after the Disney takeover of LucasFilm. Disney unceremoniously allowed the previous game's, Star Wars 1313, trademark to simply expire. It had gotten a lot of hype thanks to its dark and back alley twist of the Star Wars universe, as well as the next-gen graphics, which were shown before we had even seen the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Last we heard of it, the writers had said that it was supposed to be a Boba Fett game, but LucasArts never got around to confirming it.
So good news? Bad news? Disney has the biggest franchise in history on its hands, and no doubt it wants to quality control it to kingdom come and back to avoid another massive mish-mash like the Star Wars Expanded Universe had achieved before. I think we can spare a free-to-play browser based space combat game if it means more quality products down the line.
With this canceled, hopefully we can jump back into the cockpit of our favorite ships in the near future. The space combat genre is disappointingly under-represented these days.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra's Space Zoom camera is amazing and a bit creepy
The Galaxy S20 Ultra supports up to 100X zoom, which Samsung calls Space Zoom, but is it any good? Can a phone really product usable photos at 100x zoom? We've got our Galaxy S20 Ultra already so join us to find out!
Win an iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch with the Reader's Choice giveaway!
What's the best phone of 2019? Is it the iPhone 11 Pro, Pixel 4 or OnePlus 7T? What about the best laptop, games console, tablet and more? Vote NOW in the Reader's Choice awards and win BIG in time for the holidays!
Here are the best products from IFA 2019!
Here are the products announced at IFA 2019 that were worthy of our Best of IFA 2019 awards. Also featuring MrMobile's single best product at the show!
Play at home or on the go with these awesome Nintendo Switch games
Nintendo Switch has an excellent catalog of games to play. From platformers to go-karts to open worlds, these are our favorites.