Recently on Reddit, Red Fly Studio’s Dan Borth took to an AMA to discuss Darth Maul title for Lucas Arts that sadly got canceled. According to the AMA, they are working hard to revive the ill fated project.
You can find all details about the AMA here, but in it Dan Borth stated that “We created the Darth Maul title for Lucas Arts that was cancelled. We are currently working on resurrecting it.”
Dan Borth and the team at Red Fly “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.” they go on to say that they ” 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.”
There are plenty of hurtles that the studio would have to go though before it could be realized, not the lest of witch would be Disney. But this time around they would not need to deal with George Lucas, this sounds like a good thing where the studio is concerned, the story that Lucas had in mind was not accepted by the Red Fly.
Borth states that, “We didn’t meet Lucas for a while. I don’t know to what extent all the decisions that led to some of the Lucas Art’s failures were his. He employed a lot of powerful people and they were very, very risk adverse. Ultimately the final story Lucas wanted was “challenging” to say the least.”
Dan Borth manages to give a small hint at the style of the game they had planed. The game “was very story driven and definitely not open world. It was a clear accept mission infiltration/destroy target type of game.”
The full Reddit AMA is an interesting read, it gives a sense of what the studio has planned, and what they had to go though when Lucas Art pulled the plug on all the projects in the pipeline. If this game manages to make its’ way back from the dead, maybe one day we may even get a better idea what happened to the 1313 and see it in one form or another.