Well that's a lot of hats !
So why not finish the project but making it super generic? Strip all star wars terms out. Then when the game is finished, allow for modders to make a conversion mod that will reinsert the star wars material? That way he can finish it and we all can get what we want and no one has to give up on their dreams.
When are you guys going to make God of War 5?
Steven Cormann has shared a short guide to setting up a nice-looking ocean with the help of Maya and Redshift (you could actually use other tools). The tutorial shows that it takes just five minutes to get a beautiful render.
Here goes the guide:
The tutorial was originally shared on Facebook. Here’s the final result: