Following on EA’s announcement back in 2017 on the cancellation of a Star Wars open-world game developed by Visceral games (the developers of the dead space franchise) who went under, after EA terminated them. EA Vancouver (the studio who have FIFA and Battlefield under their belt) then took the mantle of developing the game, though they were building an entirely new open world game, they were still to use Visceral Games’ artwork assets. EA then canceled the whole project which left the title in Limbo.
According to Kotaku’s report, Vancouver EA are still in the works of developing a relatively smaller scale game that could be set out to be released in the next-gen consoles. Mind you, it is still not clear when the next gen consoles are going to be released though there are speculations that the consoles may arrive late 2020.
Regardless of the numerous cancellations of the anticipated Star Wars game, EA have the exclusive rights to develop Star Wars games in consoles till 2023, hence their full commitment in developing Star Wars games.
That being said, Respawn games, are developing a star wars title, Jedi Fallen Order. Very little is known about the game, but it seems that it is in good hands because respawn has a good track record, with Titanfall being their most successful title, though they seem to have a lot on their plate for releasing their next titles before the end of 2019; Titanfall 3, Jedi Fallen Order and also an unannounced VR game.
Stephen is a gamer, experienced in immersive story, racing games and he casually plays first person shooters. He's been playing video games ever since the “Nintendo NES era” of consoles. He has taken interest in publishing game related articles in Kenya because there is a gap in our gaming industry in publishing consistent gaming content that would keep Kenya and African gamers updated on what’s going on in the gaming industry. He thrives in a creative and a team based working environment and always keeps an open mind in trying new game genres.