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An Open-World Star Wars Game is in the Works
Joshua Rowe Mar 26, 2018 • 1 min read • Posted in Events
It looks like a new Star Wars game is in development by Electronic Art's Vancouver studio, but it seems they're still trying to keep things on the DL since some of the [most exciting] details have been omitted.
The news initially struck after an EA job posting emerged for a lead online engineer, although it seems as though the publisher has pulled any mention of the open-world Star Wars concept after news hit. The job listing itself details some pretty extensive online knowledge and programming, possibly indicating that the open-world concept is in development, but it's hard to tell with so many games being online nowadays.
It's hard to say what EA actually has up their sleeve, but speculation points to a possible reboot of Visceral's Star Wars game that EA temporarily halted due to a studio move back in October. If the rumors are true about the open-world concept, this could be a good opportunity for EA to rehabilitate their image after the Battlefront II loot box controversy.
We are shifting the game to be a broader experience that allows for more variety and player agency, leaning into the capabilities of our Frostbite engine and reimagining central elements of the game to give players a Star Wars adventure of greater depth and breadth to explore.
Patrick Söderlund, EA Executive Vice President
Brief footage of the game was shown off back at E3 in 2016: