Dead Space developer Visceral Games was going to make the next big single-player exclusive Star Wars game for Electronic Arts. Now that now longer is the case, with EA shutting down Visceral Games and moving the unnamed Star Wars title to another studio in their collective.
EA wants the Star Wars game to bring more exciting options to the player than ever before, and apparently more options than Visceral Studios was bringing to the table. The game itself is still being produced, as EA Vancouver will take over production.
“Our Visceral studio has been developing an action-adventure title set in the Star Wars universe. In its current form, it was shaping up to be a story-based, linear adventure game. Throughout the development process, we have been testing the game concept with players, listening to the feedback about what and how they want to play, and closely tracking fundamental shifts in the marketplace. It has become clear that to deliver an experience that players will want to come back to and enjoy for a long time to come, we needed to pivot the design.” — Patrick Söderlund, executive vice president of EA worldwide studios
In other related news, Amy Hennig, who was originally leading the development of this Star Wars game, may no longer be involved in this project. An EA spokesperson said, “[W]e’re in discussions with Amy about her next move.”
This Star Wars game has now also been delayed to EA’s next fiscal year, which takes place from April 2018 to March 2019.
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