EA’s Star Wars recreation has been cancelled


Electronic Arts (EA) has cancelled its upcoming open-world Star Wars online game, reports Kotaku Tuesday.

EA Vancouver took over growth of the untitled Star Wars title from Visceral Video games, when EA shuttered that studio in October 2017. The sport was initially conceived as an Uncharted-like linear expertise at Visceral and was to be directed by Uncharted alumni Amy Hennig. Hennig departed the studio in early 2018, but noted the project was still alive in June that yr.

Nonetheless, on the time of Visceral’s demise, Patrick Soderlund, govt vice chairman of EA worldwide studios, said there could be a pivot within the recreation’s growth due to shifts within the market. EA Vancouver’s Star Wars recreation wouldn’t be Visceral’s Star Wars recreation but a ‘reboot’. Because the Vancouver studio took over growth, belongings remained however the recreation shifted to an open-world title. 

Soderlund said in 2017 that transfer would allow ‘a broader expertise that enables for extra selection and participant company, leaning into the capabilities of our Frostbite engine and re-imagining central components of the sport to present gamers a Star Wars journey of larger depth and breadth to discover.’

Visceral’s Star Wars recreation was originally unveiled at E3 2016 with a brief teaser clip to a lot pleasure. Although EA Vancouver had moved on from these authentic plans, it appears clear that this specific Star Wars recreation has met the identical destiny because the younglings Anakin confronts in Revenge of the Sith.

Followers of the galaxy far, distant aren’t lengthy for extra Star Wars tales in 2019 although. Star Wars: Episode IX will release in December and Respawn Leisure are engaged on a Star Wars game called Jedi Fallen Order, at the moment slated for the vacation season later this yr.

EA has not but responded to a request for remark.

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