Lucasfilms shuts down the Star Wars Rogue Squadron fan remake in Unreal Engine 4

Remember the Star Wars Rogue Squadron fan remake in Unreal Engine 4 we reported back in 2018? Well, unfortunately Lucasfilms has shut it down. I mean, we all saw that coming as this fan remake looked actually great. And as with other fan remakes, this one will never see the light of day.

Indie developer Thanaclara has taken down all videos from the game’s YouTube channel, and removed everything from the game’s sub-reddit section. According to the C&D letter, he has until October 23rd to remove all Lucasfilms and Star Wars references from his project.

Truth be told, Thanaclara can simply turn this project into a non-Star Wars game. All he has to do is remove the Star Wars references and that’s it. However, and from what we know so far, there are no such plans right now. And to be honest, this is a bit disappointing as this Rogue Squadron remake had a lot of potential.

Here is hoping that Thanaclara will at least land a job. Moreover, this should remind indie developers to reveal their fan remakes only when they have a playable demo. Otherwise, most companies will shut them down. Unless of course they want to build their portfolio because, let’s face it, that’s one of the best ways to do so.

Lastly, you can find below the C&D letter that Lucasfilms sent Thanaclara.