EA Vancouver's Open-World Star Wars Game Canceled

EA Vancouver's Open-World Star Wars Game Canceled

The project was a reboot of Visceral Games' linear Star Wars game.

Electronic Arts has reportedly canceled its open-world Star Wars game from its Vancouver studio. The project was announced during the shutdown of Visceral Games in 2017.

According to sources who have spoken to Kotaku, EA Vancouver's open-world Star Wars game is no longer in development. Our own source familiar with EA confirm this to be the case. The unnamed Star Wars game from EA Vancouver had been in-development since 2017 when EA shut down Visceral Games, and EA Vancouver, which had been assisting on the game, took over.

This Star Wars project is a retooling of what was originally set to be a linear action-adventure Star Wars game from Visceral Games, before it was handed off to EA Vancouver. According to Kotaku, Vancouver kept some art assets but changed the focus to an open-world game.

We've only ever seen glimpses of Visceral's Star Wars game codenamed "Ragtag." Since then, there has been no assets released for Vancouver's open-world direction, so it's hard to say exactly what kind of game EA canceled. Meanwhile, EA is still updating Star Wars: Battlefront 2, and Respawn is also working on its own Star Wars game called Jedi: Fallen Order.

EA Vancouver recently absorbed parts of Motive Studio, which was founded by designer Jade Raymond before she left EA late last year. Samantha Ryan has taken over Motive, which is now a division of EA Vancouver.

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