Disney Shuts Down Star Wars: Rival Mobile Game, Offers No Refunds

By Michelle J. Brohier on Sep 13, 2018

Free-to-play games aren't always that bad when done right, but it sure gets a lot of criticism when it cashes in on fans dedication and love for specific movies/series/other forms of entertainment. Disney thought they could go with that route as they developed Star Wars: Rival, an obvious free-to-play game with in-app purchases that's catered to bank in on fans' love for the Star Wars series.

Image Source: Android Police
Image Source: Android Police

Star Wars: Rival was an action shooter game where players could buy skins, weapons and even to collect heroes. The game only had a soft launch sometime in July and was not available in a lot of regions, which is possibly for the best. Because now, Disney seems to have seen the error of their ways and have decided to shut down the game with no proper explanation, leading us to assume it was just a bad game all around.

Image Source: Android Police
Image Source: Android Police

While we're definitely thankful to have dodged a bullet with that game, those who did download the game and went so far as to even do in-app purchases will be suffering a big loss as Disney has no intention to refund any money fans have spent on the game. Their only consolation being that those who already installed the app will still be able to play until October 11th, so it's best to use up what they have until the game is completely removed.

It sure does seem that there just isn't any good Star Wars games out there (we're not letting you go, EA) but we promise you there is. As for a good mobile adaptation that will be available in our region, it's another case of wait and see.

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