It may not be with EA Games (yet), but developer Red Fly is making their Darth Maul game anyway.
During a Q&A, Dan Borth, owner and CEO of Red Fly Studio, said that his team has been working on a canceled Star Wars: Darth Maul game as an extra piece on their own time. The work is being made to produce a full demo for the current generation of systems, then take that to EA, the exclusive publisher of console games in the Star Wars family for the next decade, with hopes of approval and a green light.
"We have been burning a candle for this game since it was killed in hopes we can get it turned back on again," Borth said during a Reddit AMA. "IF that is to happen we need to approach EA with a demo that will impress them. I think we have that or are close to it. Still it is completely not up to us."
The team has work done - and hopes to show it soon. They've also encouraged fans to hit up EA and Disney Interactive, and let them know that they'd like to see the game at least get a chance at reality.
Borth's love for Star Wars is punctuated by his Reddit username: "Rancor_lover." While some fans asked whether there's really a possibility of a Darth Maul game, since the focus seems to be on the future of the Star Wars line rather than revisiting the past, Borth said the game's combat is good enough that they could alter it for other characters. Of course, the first playset for Disney Infinity that featured Star Wars was in the Clone Wars era of the prequels, and a Darth Maul figure and playable character is due on shelves next month, so Disney sees some value in the character's gaming future.
As for their storyline, Red Fly is looking at pre-Episode 1, with Maul being picked on Dathomir by the then-Senator Palpatine, and tortured and trained into becoming a Sith Apprentice. Such a storyline would have challenges of its own, having to go through the Star Wars Story Group at Lucasfilm for approval, as well.