Even though Electronic Arts released only two major Star Wars games since the acquisition of the license, it doesn’t mean that they are abandoning Disney’s IP.
Electronic Arts told Variety the following: „There’s been speculation overnight about one of our Star Wars projects. 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.”
The speculation that Electronic Arts mentioned is about Kotaku’s report, saying that the publisher has cancelled the game in development at EA Vancouver. This project was initially led by ex-Uncharted director Amy Hennig, and it was planned to be a single-player, linear Star Wars title. When Visceral got closed, EA shifted the development over to their Vancouver studio (who began reworking it into an open-world title).
Still, we don’t trust Electronic Arts that much. During EA Play (as it’s unlikely to see the publisher being directly part of E3…), they have tot reveal Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, especially if it is rumoured to launch around November this year…