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Obi-Wan canned

At least on the PC, fans of the next generation consoles may still get a chance

Star Wars : Episode I Obi-Wan for the PC has been canceled today by developers Lucasarts, who issued a concise statement that "Following an extensive review of the project and a great deal of deliberation, LucasArts Entertainment Company has ceased development of Star Wars: Obi-Wan for the PC". But on the bright side, they are "now planning to bring the game and its assets to a next-generation console platform", and apparently further announcements are due in the new year. This behaviour certainly comes as something of a surprise. Lucasarts were once very shrewd about allowing substandard Star Wars titles onto the market, but in recent years one would consider that reputation somewhat tarnished by the likes of the Episode I adventure game and the rather boring Racer of last Summer. It looks more likely in this case that due to the massive scope of the project, demands on the team were just too great, and development on a smaller more restricted platform such as the PlayStation 2 is a far more reasonable proposition. Nonetheless, this cancelation marks a big disappointment for the Star Wars community, to whom this game had been heralded as the sequel to the infinitely successful Jedi Knight.