Open-World Star Wars Game Cancelled By EA

Visceral Games Closed Because Players Don't Like Linear Games, EA Says

As many gamer know, Electronic Arts has been underway with several of the Star Wars series’ planned video game adaptations. However, not all of them have fortunately seen the light of day, with Visceral Games’ former efforts being altogether cancelled by the publisher. While the world was deprived of this promising title, fans’ hopes for an open-world Star Wars game would see new life in a follow-up project from EA Vancouver, but this too looks like it wasn’t meant to be.

According to Kotaku, EA’s plans for an open world Star Wars title have reportedly gone up in smoke, with “three people familiar with goings-on at the company” confirming the news with the outlet. This marks yet another time EA has cancelled a single player Star Wars experience under their contract with Disney, leaving 2017’s Star Wars: Battlefront II as the publisher’s most recently-released Star Wars game.

Not much was ever revealed about EA Vancouver’s project, but all seemed to be in capable hands just a handful of months ago. Motive Studios’ Jade Raymond had confirmed the new Star Wars game would pull from a diverse group of developers and attempt to make use of Visceral’s previous efforts in the galaxy far, far, away.

When we announced we were moving the game, the idea was pivoting more into player agency but still keeping a lot of the stuff that was great about it. There was a lot of really cool stuff like tons of assets and really cool characters that had been created. So, there’s the goal of making sure we use all that.”

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