Open-World Star Wars Title In The Works With EA
Last year, Visceral Studio was closed down and the Star Wars RPG game they were working on was transferred over to EA Vancouver. The studio was well known for its linear sci-fi horror of the Dead Space franchise. The Star Wars title they were working on also ran in the same vein being a linear adventure.
Unfortunately, EA is moving away from single-player focused titles in order to make room for more open world models/online gaming due to being “easier to monetize.” That being said, they did say they were going to “restructure” the game left in the wake of Visceral’s closure by picking apart the bones and recreate another online experience. That’s where the latest report comes in, the one about what’s next on the horizon.
EA’s jobs site has a position listed for a lead online engineer and wastes no time indicating what kind of project the applicant will be working on. The opening sentence for the listing reads as follows:
Lead a team to deliver Online features for a Star Wars Open World project. You will design, architect and implement the Online infrastructure for the project while working with industry-leading central technologies. You will lead a team of Engineers to accomplish the goals for the product as well as be an effective people manager to grow the talent on the team. You will report to the project Technical Director and ensure that the Online systems are meeting the robustness and performance requirements.”
Not much else is shared within the listing however there are references to the title being multi-platform and that it will have multiple online components such as matchmaking, asynchronous interactions, live services, server-host migration, and more. Unfortunately, EA has yet to comment on the listing or what it means for the future of the Star Wars franchise in the gaming world.
It won’t just be EA’s title in the near future. Titanfall’s Respawn is said to also be working on their own adventurous Star Wars game, as well. Even with the issues surrounding the recent microtransaction controversy of Battlefront II, it’s hard not to get excited for a new Star Wars game. Let us know your thoughts on EA’s open-world Star Wars title in the comment section below. As always don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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