Electronic Arts (EA Games) has dropped its open-world Star Wars game, as indicated by three individuals familiar with goings-on at the company. The game, declared nearby the shutdown of Visceral Games in 2017, had been being developed at EA’s office in Vancouver.
EA Vancouver, an extensive studio that for the most part handles bolster for an assortment of the distributor’s games including FIFA and Battlefront, had been taking a shot at this open-world Star Wars game since October 2017, when EA shut Visceral Games.
Why was the Open-World Star Wars Game Cancelled?
Up to that point, Visceral—best known for its Dead Space horror game—was building up its own Star Wars game. That project, code-named Ragtag, was a straight-action experience game coordinated by Uncharted director Amy Hennig.
EA Vancouver had been helping on the project, and when EA shut Visceral Games on October 17, 2017, the Vancouver studio took it over.
In any case, it wouldn’t be precise to state that EA Vancouver’s Star Wars was the same as Ragtag. At the point when EA Vancouver assumed control, it rebooted this Star Wars game totally, keeping a portion of the art resources however changing it into an open-world game.
Presently, that project is dropped, as well.
EA had not shown any of EA Vancouver’s open-world Star Wars game freely. However, the distributor discussed it when it reported Visceral’s end.
It has become clear that to deliver an experience that players will want to come back to and enjoy for a long time to come, we needed to pivot the design.
“A development team from across EA Worldwide Studios will take over development of this game, led by a team from EA Vancouver that has already been working on the project.”
In June 2018, EA declared that it had extended its Motive studio. This was earlier a solitary office in Montreal driven by industry veteran Jade Raymond—to a Vancouver location also. That one would likewise be situated in the publisher’s large office in Burnaby, British Columbia, as a division of EA Vancouver.
On October 22, 2018, EA reported that it had introduced official Samantha Ryan to supervise Motive. Along these lines, Raymond left the company.
EA Vancouver : What’s Next
It’s not clear what EA Vancouver’s next new game will be. We’ve heard it may be an alternate Star Wars project. Respawn, the Los Angeles-based studio in charge of Titanfall, is additionally making a Star Wars game, called Jedi: Fallen Order. That game is right now booked for fall 2019.
EA also sent over the following statement:
“There’s been speculation overnight about one of our Star Wars projects. As a natural part of the creative process, the great work by our team in Vancouver continues and will evolve into future Star Wars content and games. We’re fully committed to making more Star Wars games, we’re very excited about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from Respawn, and we’ll share more about our new projects when the time is right.”