There’s a game sitting underneath all Battlefront II’s loot boxes and wonky progression systems that’s pretty good, but it’s tough not to sympathize with the folks who pine for the LucasArts era of Star Wars games. Not every one of those titles was a classic, but there was enough variety and originality to make for a unique set of adventures in the Star Wars universe, ranging from Doom-like shooter Dark Forces to Wing Commander-inspired space sims like X-Wing and TIE Fighter.
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Double Damage - the developers behind space western Rebel Galaxy - are currently developing a game that takes some inspiration from Wing Commander’s Privateer spinoff, and in 2016 they built a Star Wars space sim prototype and pitched it to EA. That pitch ended up going nowhere, but studio co-founder Travis Baldree has released footage of the prototype on his YouTube channel.