Rumors have surfaced to suggest that EA has canceled another Star Wars title, this time the open-world title from EA Vancouver.
First off, in the words of modern-day philosopher Will Smith, “it’s rewind time”: Remember when EA and Disney signed an agreement in 2013, which enabled EA to exclusively produce video games based on the Star Wars license until 2023? Which frankly is a license to print money? Do you also remember how many Star Wars games EA actually managed to release up until now? Ok, I am done.
Well, not quite. In addition to releasing only Star Wars: Battlefront and its sequel, they have only managed to prominently cancel a project known as Ragtag. In development at Visceral Games, the studio behind Dead Space, until 2017. The game was set to be an open world single player experience, but it was canceled only to be rebooted under EA Vancouver. This time around with a reduced scope from Visceral’s original concept for the game.
This rebooted project now appears to be canceled as well, according to a statement by Jason Schreier. To say EA’s track record for Star Wars games is not too hot would be quite an understatement.
In a fresh statement to Variety EA announced they were still “fully committed to making more Star Wars Games”. So far we’ve only got wind of some axed games, without an official yea or nay on the cancellation of this latest project on EA’s part.
Of course at E3 2018 there was mention of Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order but we didn’t get to see any material, only a verbal announcement by Vince Zampella of Respawn, developers of Titanfall. To what this proudly announced commitment on EA’s part will amount to remains to be seen.