Daily Glixel: The 'Star Wars' Space Shooter That Could Have Been

Sorry, 'X-Wing' fans. It's not happening.

'Rebel Galaxy' Studio Pitched a 'Star Wars' Game to EA in 2016

Double Damage is the studio behind space trading and combat sim Rebel Galaxy and, back in 2016, it tried to pitch a Star Wars space shooter to EA. Travis Baldree, co-founder of Double Damage and Torchlight studio Runic Games, recently told Kotaku the team envisioned a modernized take on X-Wing "with all the classic bits."

"It was a long-shot, and we had near-nil hopes that it would be seriously considered, but we probably did it to please ourselves rather than out of any hope that it would get greenlit," he said.

You can check out some of the footage Baldree posted to YouTube last month. He said the pitch was created using assets cobbled together from various sources. Unsurprisingly, it also borrows some UI elements from Rebel Galaxy. It looks like it could've been fun! EA wasn't interested in the idea, however, and the team moved on to other projects.