Defunct developer Factor 5 was once working on two Star Wars games that sadly never made it to shelves.
One was a Star Wars: Rogue Squadron trilogy, combining the three well-received titles released on Nintendo 64 and GameCube, for multiple platforms. The compilation would have seen all three games remastered for the original Xbox, and was half finished when LucasArts pulled the plug, according toIGN.
LucasArts was concerned about creating a launch game, and so canned the project.
Very shortly after, Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida reached out to Factor 5 with the chance to make a launch title for PS3. While the developer proposed Rogue Squadron: X-Wing vs TIE Fighter, Sony preferred the idea of a first-party new title – a project that eventually became the ill-fated Lair.
Develop has more details.