Rogue One Writer Rips EA A New Asshole Over Cancelled Star Wars Game
Earlier this week, Electronic Arts made gamers around the world do a double-take when it was revealed that the publisher had cancelled its promising open-world Star Wars game. After receiving a new lease on life following the shuttering of its original home at Visceral Games, the title was presumed to be in a safe place under EA Vancouver, though it didn’t stop the mega-publisher from pulling the plug once again in favor of a more small-scale Star Wars title that is slated for 2020. Now, a Star Wars writer has spoken out about EA’s cancelling of the game, and he didn’t exactly mince his words.
Rogue One writer Gary Whitta recently sat down with the folks over at Kinda Funny Games, wherein at one point he is asked about his views on the entire situation. He wasn’t particularly lenient towards Electronic Arts, stating that the entire thing has been “catastrophically mismanaged.”
If I were Disney, I’d be fucking furious. I saw a bunch of that game, and it looked terrific. It would have been Star Wars Uncharted.”
The very aspect of a Star Wars/Uncharted hybrid should set gamers’ nerves on fire, though unfortunately something like that doesn’t seem to be a possibility, at least not for the near future. The entire premise of ‘Orca’ was that players would be placed into the role of a Bounty Hunter or a Scoundrel-type figure, and it would have been interesting to see what EA Vancouver could have come up with. Alas, EA has struck again, and we can only hope that any part of Visceral Games’ work will live on in future titles.
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