Developer Behind The Ill-Fated Darth Maul Game Hoping To Bring It Back To Life

by Kyle Hilliard on Oct 25, 2015 at 06:54 AM

Red Fly Studio's Dan Borth recently took to Reddit to answer questions about its canceled Darth Maul video game and talk about how it hopes to bring it back to life.

 You can find the AMA here. In it, Borth writes, "We created the Darth Maul title for Lucas Arts that was cancelled. We are currently working on resurrecting it and I am here to answer questions." Here are a handful of other interesting tidbits from the AMA:

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.

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.

Borth also addressed the studios' direction in the event that EA showed interest in the game's combat mechanics, but not its focus on Darth Maul, writing, "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."

We covered Red Fly Studio's cancelled Darth Maul game extensively earlier this year, complete with art and gameplay video from the game that never came to be. You can find the full story here.

[Source: Reddit]


Our Take
Darth Maul is one of the few interesting characters to result from the prequel films and is certainly worthy of an action game focused on his back story. Moving forward, Star Wars media is likely going to focus on episodes IV-VII, which is great, but I wouldn't mind learning more about Darth Maul in a game like the one Borth and Red Fly is proposing here. It certainly has potential.