Disney Pulls The Plug On Star Wars Rivals Before Its Official Release

Author Thumbnail BY Tiny Diapana - September 13, 2018

 

 

Star Wars fans might have been excited to download Star Wars: Rivals but it looks like the real-time competitive mobile action shooter phone game has just been canceled by Disney before its official release.

According to Gadgets 360, the game might have been given a soft launch in places like Canada, Australia, and New Zealand back in June, however Star Wars: Rivals has no longer been made available for download on Google Play and on the iStore. In-app purchases in Star Wars: Rivals has also been available.

It’s such a shame that the game was pulled. A free-to-play mobile action shooter, the game would have featured characters from the many eras of the Star Wars universe including Star Wars saga icons like Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Darth Vader, and sequel trilogy newbies like Captain Phasma and Finn - a  feature which is also offered in Star Wars: Battlefront 2. The game would also allow players to use iconic weapons like Han Solo’s DL-44 pistol, Chewie’s bowcaster, and Boba Fett’s EE-3 carbine rifle. The game also offered gamers special skills like Admiral Ackbar’s Orbital Strike and Darth Vader’s Choke (a classic).

Though the publication hasn’t specified the reason why Disney has decided to pull the app before its official release, gamers who still have Star Wars: Rivals on their devices can continue playing the game until October 11 when Disney will officially pull the plug on the app. Disney won’t be offering any refunds for the in-app purchases that players have already made within the game.

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