We’ve never heard of Project Maverick before, and it appears this is an early listing for a completely unannounced project.
The presence of a tiny group of X-Wings flying towards a Star Destroyer in the logo image has led some to speculate that this is a dogfighting game in the vein of the classic X-Wing or Rogue Squadron games.
Last month, we heard that EA had canceled a Star Wars game, codenamed Viking, in 2019, but that a “smaller, more unusual project” was still in the works at EA Motive in Montreal – it’s possible this is Project Maverick.
Star Wars games have been having a rough time in recent years: Amy Hennig & Visceral Games’ project, codenamed Ragtag, was canceled. Its assets were then repurposed for a game at EA Vancouver, codenamed Orca – which was also canceled. Here’s hoping Maverick avoids the curse.
Joe Skrebels is IGN’s Executive Editor of News and, if this is a dogfighting game, he hopes they bring back ludicrously complicated cockpit controls. Follow him on Twitter.