EA Vancouver’s open-world Star Wars project has been canceled, thus tainting EA’s reputation even further.
Today’s heartbreaking news comes from Kotaku’s Jason Schreier and marks the second disappointing update for the unannounced game. Kotaku says the information comes from three sources close to the project’s development.
BREAKING: EA has canceled its open-world Star Wars game, three sources tell me. This is the one that EA Vancouver took over when Visceral shut down in October 2017. Not clear what EA Vancouver will do next – rumors suggest yet another Star Wars project… https://t.co/OtZ6OTE1np
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) January 16, 2019
The EA Vancouver project was made up of the remains of what Visceral Games was able to muster up before its own shutdown. Not much is known of what the game would have become, but the rumors were stunning.
Job listings told of an expansive open-world as well as a strong single-player narrative component. Kotaku’s report also suggests that rumors are pointing toward EA Vancouver carrying the torch for its own Star Wars project.