Footage of what appears to be a likely canceled Star Wars RTS has surfaced today. The video hits all the Lucas high notes, with X-Wings, TIE Fighters, AT-ATs, The Millennium Falcon, and even a saber-swinging Luke.
The short clip appeared on a Vimeo channel belonging to a user named Elise Baldwin. The description indicates she was the audio director on the game, which was in development for more than a year and went through a number of engine changes.
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A search for Baldwin reveals a LinkedIn account with the same name that appears to be the same the person. That individual worked for EA from 2003 to 2015 and has an unannounced game on her resume that she worked on from 2014 to 2015.
No platforms are listed, and because of the nature of Vimeo accounts, we are unable to confirm that these people are one and the same. However, a number of other videos listed on the Vimeo account are connected to The Sims games listed on the LinkedIn profile.
You can see the video for yourself here. We’ve reached out to EA for comment and will update should we receive a response.
Assuming this is real, there are a lot of questions. Is this a mobile game? Which studio was working on it? Why can’t I play it? Can I please play it?