Nolan North played the part of Nathan Drake in the Uncharted franchise, and after A Thief's End, he was set to star in another franchise. While we had no idea what that was, he's revealed that he was supposed to be in the cancelled, Star Wars: Project Ragtag.
North revealed this during his talk with the We Have Cool Friends podcast hosted by Greg Miller. He reveals that he was supposed to play a ‘Han Solo-type' and that players would have been able to take control of multiple other characters. The segment starts at 1:18:30:
"It was a Bounty Hunter type character, it was kind of… think of a Han Solo-type character, yet without the moral compass. So it was interesting. And I wouldn't even say Han Solo, because there was another character that was like that. He [North's character] was a bounty hunter, and it was different from Drake, and it was so great."
Apparently there were plans on making at least three games in the franchise, and North had revealed that they were 4-6 months into motion capture work before the plug was pulled on the project. North says, "That was a real disappointment when they did that [canceled Ragtag]. That was when they were saying ‘people don't want narrative-driven games,' and things like that. It's like, ‘well what do you mean? Yes they do!'"
There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the canceled Star Wars games, and Ragtag has been a title that a lot of fans have been crying over. There just seems to have been a lot of work done on the game, and it's such a waste that we won't be able to play it.
If anything, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has been doing really well, and Star Wars is yet to have a narrative-driven shooter. With EA promising to release more Star Wars titles, maybe there's hope for Ragtag to be picked up one day.
For now, fans await the release of Star Wars: Squadrons on Oct. 2.