The wwebsite Cinelinx has uncovered abandoned plans for a Star Wars game that would have been released in the mid-2000’s. It would have been a post-OT game that had you controlling Luke Skywalker’s son.
The title of this game? Star Wars Episode VII: Shadows of the Sith. At the time, George Lucas was fully in charge of where the Star Wars franchise was going, and his belief was that there would only be six Star Wars movies forever. This Episode VII would have been part of the Expanded Universe, the book-and-video-game continuation of the Star Wars saga that Disney has declared non-canon now.
Skywalker’s son in the books was Ben Skywalker, and he would’ve been the main character of this game. Haden Blackman, former creative director at Lucasarts, told Cinelinx that the proposal was the result of focus-testing that showed consumers wanted to play as a Jedi and use the Force a lot. Ben would’ve been “walking the line between the light and dark sides of the Force, unleashing new Force powers never-before-seen in games or movies as he investigated a new threat to the galaxy,” says Blackman.
That threat to the galaxy happened to be a member of the Solo family, possibly the evil one of the twins Han fathered with Leia in the Expanded Universe. Eventually Lucasarts would publish their “use the Force a lot” game in a different form — if you hadn’t already guessed, it was The Force Unleashed and its sequel. Lucasarts was shut down six months after Disney acquired its parent company Lucasfilm.