Report: EA’s beleaguered open-world Star Wars game is no more [Updated]
Wednesday January 16, 2019. 02:05 AM , from Ars Technica
Artist's approximation of the status of EA Vancouver's Star Wars video game. (credit: Lucasfilm)
Ahead of an official EA announcement, Kotaku has gone forward with major Star Wars gaming news. The most troubled game in the EA and Star Wars deal, which was signed in 2013, has been canceled.
The game in question was once codenamed 'Ragtag' while in development with wholly owned EA subsidiary Visceral Games. That changed in late 2017 with a formal announcement of that studio's closure, along with the game's assets and development being primarily handed over to the EA Vancouver studio. This handover was officially described as 'a significant change' to the in-development game due to 'fundamental shifts in the marketplace.'
Kotaku's Tuesday report alleges that the resulting, rebooted Star Wars game, which had been built as an 'open-world' adventure, has since been canceled. The report, from Jason Schreier, cites 'three sources,' but it does not confirm an exact timeline of the cancellation. Schreier says that EA has neither offered its own news post nor responded to Kotaku's questions.
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