Fans of HK47, Dash Rendar, Bastila Shan, and Mara Jade are in mourning. Lucasfilm has declared that all past Star Wars tie-in properties are non-canon and that a new unified entertainment strategy will be used going forward. In an official Star Wars blog post, Lucasfilm clarified the new direction in merchandising which comes as a result of Disney purchasing the company in late 2012. The only existing Star Wars material that will be officially considered part of the new Star Wars continuity will be the original trilogy movies, the three prequel movies, and the CG-animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars show. None of the Star Wars video game content developed in the past decades will count. The post did give feeble hope to fans of some of the old content by clarifying that minor elements may be brought forward.
In order to give maximum creative freedom to the filmmakers and also preserve an element of surprise and discovery for the audience, Star Wars Episodes VII-IX will not tell the same story told in the post-Return of the Jedi Expanded Universe. While the universe that readers knew is changing, it is not being discarded. Creators of new Star Wars entertainment have full access to the rich content of the Expanded Universe. For example, elements of the EU are included in Star Wars Rebels. The Inquisitor, the Imperial Security Bureau, and Sienar Fleet Systems are story elements in the new animated series, and all these ideas find their origins in roleplaying game material published in the 1980s.
All that hard work mastering Teras Kasi is for naught, and it doesn’t matter how well you piloted The Outrider. None of it means anything to Star Wars! It was a Jedi mind trick.