EA Cancels Another Star Wars Video Game
It is being reported that Electronic Arts have cancelled its open-world Star Wars game, that was being developed by EA’s Vancouver studio. This game was known as codename Orca and was very early in development. The game would involve playing as a scoundrel or bounty hunter who could explore various open-world planets and work with different factions across the Star Wars universe.
This is the second time this project has suffered from a cancellation. Originally the game was being developed by Visceral Games with Uncharted’s Amy Hennig running the team, before EA shut down Visceral Games and moved all the development over to the Vancouver team to reboot the Star Wars project. The original project was shown off in early stages with some images such as the one below:
EA has never released any information on the now cancelled Star Wars project, but will be releasing a new game called Jedi Fallen Order in late 2019 and ReSpawn are also working on a new Star Wars title, which is rumoured to be a new shooting game or a new installment of Battlefront.
The reason given for the cancellation is that EA wanted to release a smaller Star Wars project sooner, which could be out in late 2020, that would line up with the launch of the next generation of consoles.
EA have had a terrible reputation for releasing Star Wars video games and signed a ten year contract with Disney for the rights to make them. However they are now over half way through that deal. Following the backlash to Star Wars Battlefront 2 and the cancellation of two Star Wars console games, it doesn’t look good for EA.
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