Fantasy Flight Games has just announced they're discontinuing their collectible card and dice game, Star Wars: Destiny, with the upcoming expansion "Covert Missions" being their final release for the game. Game shops and the Fantasy Flight webstore will sell the product until it runs out.
Organized play for the game is also running out, with one final World Championship taking place at the Fantasy Flight Games Center in Minnesota in early May. Along with with that tournament, one final kit will come to stores, as the press release states:
Launching after the World Championship, this kit supports a series of trilogy sealed tournaments, as well as a special tournament that will provide participants with one copy of every card and die from Wild Horizons, the unreleased tenth set of dice and cards for Star Wars: Destiny. We’ll have more information to share about the Star Wars: Destiny World Championship and the Echoes of Destiny kit in coming months!
One copy of every card and die from the never-to-be-released tenth set of dice is quite the handout. As a bit of a bright note to this story, Lead Developer Jeremy Zwirn, who really did quite a good job shepherding the game since its release in 2016, says in the announcement, "It has truly been a pleasure and honor to work on Star Wars: Destiny, and I’ll forever be grateful to have had this unbelievable opportunity—but at the same time, I can’t wait to start work on new projects at FFG." So at least he's moving on to new projects at Fantasy Flight.
There are lots of rumors running around right now that, because they've ended the RPG and now Destiny, Fantasy Flight might be losing the entire Star Wars license, but I really don't think that's likely. Star Wars: X-Wing and Star Wars: Legion seem to be big sellers for them, and while the RPG has a really neat system (it kind of blends storytelling-centric systems with a more traditional "roll to see if I hit" system), it never took off the way it should.
Personally, I'm truly bummed that Destiny is ending, because it was the go-to collectible game my wife and I played together (she ran a nasty Count Dooku deck), but I know they weren't really flying off the shelves at my FLGS. It's a shame a stronger national community didn't blossom around the game (shout out to the YouTubers who did try to make something happen with this game) because the mechanics are smart, fast, and fun.
Have you ever rolled the dice on Star Wars: Destiny? Why do you think Fantasy Flight is shutting the game down? Let us know in the comments below!