EA Reportedly Cancels Star Wars Open World Game

EA Reportedly Cancels Star Wars Open World Game

EA Reportedly Cancels Star Wars Open World Game 

EA has several new Star Wars games in the pipeline, from Respawn Entertainment’s Jedi: Fallen Order to the project that was formerly under Visceral, a studio which was closed by EA in late 2017. 

Visceral’s Star Wars game has been in the works since 2013, and with the demise of the studio, the game’s development has moved to EA’s Vancouver studio, reworking the project to create an open world game. Now, it looks like this project has been cancelled, at least according to Kotaku.  

EA’s Star Wars project was reportedly being developed under the name Orca, a project that was in early development. EA has allegedly canned the game to focus the studio on a smaller scale Star Wars project, which targets a closer release date. Kotaku estimates the new game’s release date as being in late 2020. 

EA’s cancelled game reportedly features “scoundrels or bounty hunters” as player characters, with the game allowing players to explore a variety of open world where they can interact with several factions within the Star Wars universe. Kotaku’s report also claims that the cancellation of Orca has not resulted in any layoffs, which is good news for everyone involved with the project. 
   

EA Reportedly Cancels Star Wars Open World Game  

The next Star Wars game from EA is likely to be Respawn’s Jedi: Fallen Order, which is currently scheduled to release later this year. At this time no gameplay footage has been shown for the title, making it likely that EA is saving the game’s unveiling for E3 2019.   

At this time EA has not commented on Kotaku’s report, though a focus on a smaller-scale project could turn out to be a good thing in the mid-term, especially if the new project turns out to be a single-player game. 

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