Third EA Star Wars Game Reportedly Cancelled Last Year
While the latest EA Star Wars game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order turned out to be a pleasant surprise, the licensing deal with Star Wars hasn’t always had the smoothest of roads. DICE’s first and second Star Wars Battlefront games were met with much backlash regarding their DLC and microtransaction policies at launch. In the time since, word has gotten out about two additional Star Wars game projects, each cancelled midway through their development. Now, it seems that the existence of a third EA Star Wars game has also been revealed, marking the latest entry to be unceremoniously canned.
As reported on Kotaku, several anonymous sources close to EA have suggested that the unreleased third EA Star Wars game met its untimely end last year. The cancelled project was given the code name ‘Viking’ and was in development by EA Vancouver, with British developer Criterion also called in to assist on the project. The game would have supposedly been a spin-off of the Battlefront series, but featuring more open-world elements. According to the report, EA decided to pull the plug on it last year, as they realized a targeted Holiday 2020 release date alongside next-gen consoles would ultimately be unfeasible.
This is now the third cancelled EA Star Wars game to be made known, with the first from now-defunct studio Visceral Games and the second from EA Vancouver—the latter ultimately dropped in favor of this Battlefront spinoff. Given the success of Jedi: Fallen Order, it seems EA may be planning on smaller, more focused Star Wars games for the future and hopefully, these ones will have enough shield generators to prevent them from being cancelled.
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