It looks like somebody has flipped a few switches too early and a listing for a new Star Wars game has been added to the European PlayStation Network.
News of this came from a Twitter account called PSN releases, which is a bot that tweets when new games, add-on content, and even patches and updates are added to the PlayStation Network. Today, at 6:35 a.m. Eastern time, the account posted that Star Wars: Project Maverick had been added to European PSN with some key art, but no link to a store listing or any other information.
The game Maverick has been added to the european PSN! pic.twitter.com/H0wmojX4S1
— PSN releases (@psnrelease) March 4, 2020
It’s worth noting at the start here that searching for Star Wars: Project Maverick on European PSN yields no results as of this writing. While that likely means that either the switches that put it on the storefront were very quickly switched back, the account datamines from PSN directly, and thus has likely been able to retrieve and post this artwork without the listing ever going live to the store. Regardless, it’s worth taking the whole thing with a grain of salt at this point.
But what is this mystery Star Wars video game? Well, based on the art, we can see that there’s a Star Destroyer and some X-fighters which…doesn’t really narrow this down at all. Maybe the title can help us discern what is going on in this mystery Star Wars interactive entertainment product?
According to the search results on the Star Wars Fandom Wiki, “Maverick” could refer to one of a few things:
- A speeder bike that originated from Bioware’s Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO that’s existed in the game since 2015.
- An unidentified maverick moon that series hero Luke Skywalker apparently destroyed in a 1979 children’s book called Star Wars: The Maverick Moon because it had been knocked out of orbit and was going to collide with an inhabitable planet.
- Or there’s also the Forked River Mavericks, who are a sports team based on a planet called Lothal that were, according to the wiki, Not Very Good.
So, what I’m gathering from this is that the title doesn’t help us narrow down what this game could be either. Unless it’s gonna be some kind of a space Blitzball game about the bad team learning the power of teamwork and going on to become galactic champions. Which would be dope, but unlikely considering the military ships seen in the art.
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Whatever the game might be, it’s likely it’s coming from Electronic Arts and its studios, as the company currently holds exclusive rights to the franchise in the business of video games. While that’s worked out in a few cases, like Respawn’s Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, the company has had to can more than a few projects set in the Star Wars universe since it made this deal. This included an open-world game code-named “Viking,” which would have been a spin-off of the Star Wars: Battlefront franchise.