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EA: 'We’re Fully Committed to Making More Star Wars Games'

EA: 'We’re Fully Committed to Making More Star Wars Games' - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 February 2019 / 1,782 Views

It was reported this week that Electronic Arts has cancelled the open world Star Wars game that was in development at EA Vancouver.

An Electronic Arts representative speaking with Variety has stated the publisher is still committed to working on Star Wars games.

"There’s been speculation overnight about one of our Star Wars projects," said the representative. "As a natural part of the creative process, the great work by our team in Vancouver continues and will evolve into future ‘Star Wars’ content and games. We’re fully committed to making more ‘Star Wars’ games, we’re very excited about ‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ from Respawn, and we’ll share more about our new projects when the time is right."


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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17 Comments

Darwinianevolution (on 17 January 2019)

If Bungie has been able to escape from their contract with Activision, I don't know why Disney, freaking Disney, could not do the same with EA. For the sake of the license, they need good will as soon as possible.


KLAMarine (on 17 January 2019)

Disney just wants money.


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Azzanation (on 17 January 2019)

Pretty sure Disney can pull the plug When ever they need to. But EA might be begging them to give them more chances.


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StriderKiwi (on 17 January 2019)

Depending on who you ask, Disney's not doing much better with the license either...


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shikamaru317 (on 17 January 2019)

Actions speak louder than words EA. We're 6 years into the 10 year deal and you've released just 2 AAA Star Wars games, a VR "experience", and some mobile games. In the 6 year period from 2000-2006, LucasArts, in collaboration with other studios, released over 20 Star Wars games by comparison, including gems like KOTOR 1 and 2, Star Wars Battlefront 1 and 2, Galactic Battlegrounds, Jedi Outcast, and Jedi Academy.


Random_Matt (on 17 January 2019)

Gonna have to download the X1X versions of KOTOR I think.


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Mr Puggsly (on 17 January 2019)

All those old Star Wars games you mentioned likely had numerous developers and spent less money on development. I mean we have higher expectations for Star Wars games today. Regardless, I'd love to see some new Star Wars games that isn't just Battlefront and I'm losing faith in EA to get that done.


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HylianSwordsman (on 17 January 2019)

Thank God it's almost over. Just 4 more years of this. So help me God, Disney, if you give these assholes the license again I'll never forgive you. I'd rather it be exclusive to any of the big three platform holders than for EA to get the rights again. Why can't Disney just publish the games themselves and make deals directly with developers?


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shikamaru317 (on 17 January 2019)

Yeah, Disney should really consider re-opening LucasArts and staffing them up to maybe 200 devs, with the goal being to have multiple small teams which work with contracted 3rd party developers on Star Wars games. Maybe even staff them up even bigger and develop some themselves.


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HylianSwordsman (on 17 January 2019)

Absolutely that's exactly what they should do. Though I'm not sure Disney knows what they're doing with the Star Wars IP anyway, so...


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Random_Matt (on 17 January 2019)

EA next SW game will be a shitty multiplayer focused game, filled with micro transactions. No idea what fallen order is, probably more EA trash never the less.


shikamaru317 (on 17 January 2019)

Jedi: Fallen Order is the singleplayer action-adventure Star Wars game that Respawn Entertainment (Titanfall studio) are working on. Directed by Stig Asmussen (director of God of War 3), story by the main writer on Mafia 3. It is set a few years after Episode 3 and the playable character is a Jedi Padawan who survived Order 66. Combat is a mix of lightsaber action combat and force powers according to leaks. It sounds promising as long as EA didn't EA and force a bunch of pointless microtransactions into it.


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SecondWar (on 17 January 2019)

Skikamaru - Here's hoping, but this is EA.


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HylianSwordsman (on 17 January 2019)

I mean that sounds amazing but so does a lot of what EA produces when you first hear about it, then it comes out and you see what EA did to it.


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Johnw1104 (on 17 January 2019)

I genuinely cannot think of an IP more tailor-made for video game adaptations across multiple genres than Star Wars. This has been a level of incompetence that's truly difficult to fathom.


HylianSwordsman (on 17 January 2019)

Honestly that's the fate of a lot of great IPs that start as movies. Look at Harry Potter. There has not been a good Harry Potter game. There's no reason for that.


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Chazore (on 17 January 2019)

Yeah, mobile and F2P games maybe. The days of you doing AAA games without MT's is done and dusted EA. You've brought so many studios and IP's to the ground that it honestly doesn't matter what you say at this point.


Bisa (on 17 January 2019)

Battlefront 3 Battlefront 4 Battlefront 5 .....


Mystro-Sama (on 17 January 2019)

Please don't.


DonFerrari (on 17 January 2019)

They are excited about SW as long as they can tarnish it with their anti-consumer practices.


KungKras (on 17 January 2019)

Well at this stage, Star Wars and EA are a perfect fit for each other. I'll happily ignore EA games, and I'll happily ignore Star Wars stuff. And now, I can ignore both at the same time :D


Walbert (on 18 January 2019)

Yeah they are also committed to being the septic ulcer of the games industry.


VAMatt (on 17 January 2019)

Maybe this will prompt Disney to get back into the game development business. Frankly, I think it's strange that they ever left the business. It's fantasy entertainment, which, it would seem, is right up their alley.


Azzanation (on 17 January 2019)

Great..... more SW games under EA, i am thrilled *sarcasm*


Liquid_faction (on 17 January 2019)

Battlefront III Confirmed.


S.Peelman (on 17 January 2019)

Hah!


flashfire926 (on 17 January 2019)

Yeah right...


gtotheunit91 (on 17 January 2019)

Uh huh.......


Tridrakious (on 17 January 2019)

Was this the game that Amy Hennig was working on? Can't remember.


Darc Requiem (on 18 January 2019)

No they already cancelled that game when they closed Visceral. They gave the assets of that cancelled project to EA Vancouver. Now they've cancelled that game too.


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Tridrakious (on 19 January 2019)

Ah, well thank you for the information


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