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Unannounced Star Wars game appears to leak via PlayStation Network

Star Wars: Project Maverick listing reportedly added to the European PSN

An Imperial Star Destroyer chases the Millennium Falcon in a still from The Empire Strikes Back Image: Lucasfilm/Disney
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A new Star Wars video game, one that hasn’t been officially announced by publisher Electronic Arts, may have just been revealed thanks to a datamined PlayStation Store listing. According to the Twitter account PSN releases, which is run by a bot that monitors Sony’s PlayStation Network for new Playstation 4 game releases and updates, a title called Star Wars: Project Maverick is in development.

The title was simply uploaded as “Maverick,” according to the Twitter account, but was paired with artwork that reveals a potential new Star Wars game. That artwork features a lone Imperial Star Destroyer and a small fleet of X-Wing starfighters, implying that the project would likely take place around the original Star Wars trilogy era.

The setting for that aerial battle appears to be Mustafar, the volcanic planet sanctuary to Darth Vader. Mustafar first appeared in Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith, and has been featured in multiple films and animated series.

Artwork of an Imperial Star Destroyer and quartet of X-Wing fighters against a background of black rock and lava, with the text Star Wars: Project Maverick. Image: Electronic Arts via PSN releases

According to a recent report from Kotaku, publisher Electronic Arts — which has exclusive rights to develop Star Wars games — has two new Star Wars projects in development: a sequel to Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and a “smaller, more unusual project at EA Motive.” Motive Studios co-developed Star Wars: Battlefront 2 and was working on another untitled Star Wars project.

Polygon has reached out to EA for comment and additional information on Project Maverick.

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