When EA closed the doors at Visceral Games back in 2017, alongside the studio closure came word that the single-player Star Wars adventure from one of the creative leads behind the Uncharted series (Amy Hennig) had been cancelled. Since that time it became apparent that a new open-world Star Wars game ala Assassin's Creed and so forth was in development at EA Vancouver. Now it seems that's been cancelled too.
A new report, over at Kotaku
, cites people close to the project as the source for the cancellation news. Going on to write that it would have been a major release from EA Vancouver - a studio mostly used as support for other EA titles across a wide range of genres. Apparently the new Star Wars game was built utilising assets and other elements from Visceral's cancelled title, transforming it into an open-world game. Although EA hasn't publicly announced the game it has stated that the Vancouver team was working on a new Star Wars project.
So yeah, this whole EA and Star Wars deal hasn't exactly been the best fit - with only two Battlefront games released so far across PC and consoles. Here's hoping that Titanfall developer Respawn's Jedi: Fallen Order, due for release later this year, turns out great. Strange to think that we've been getting more Star Wars movies than games of late.