Electronic Arts hasn’t used the Star Wars license (which they obtained from Disney in 2013) to its full extent – they might now have the chance to make another memorable title based on the Star Wars universe.
Electronic Arts’ first Star Wars game was DICE’s Star Wars: Battlefront in 2015, which was then followed by a sequel in 2017 (with the help of EA Motive that was founded by Jade Raymond after her work at Ubisoft but before she departed to Google to be one of the leaders behind its Stadia efforts), and that game got a lot of backlash for its abuse of loot boxes. Last year, Respawn Entertainment prove with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order that you don’t need a multiplayer component, DLC, or a ton of microtransactions to have a good game. (It’s going to be available on Google Stadia from November 24.)
Daniel Richtman, who has a lot of Disney insight, started a rumour, that says Electronic Arts is coming back to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed ten years after its last instalment, and We Got This Covered claims that there’s not much else to it yet. Nor Disney, neither EA will say anything about it, but if this game does come to fruition, it will change: the previous dev team, LucasArts, was shut down in 2013, partially because The Force Unleashed 2’s sales were bad.
While the newest Star Wars game on the market is Star Wars: Squadrons with its dogfights, Respawn is reportedly working on a Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sequel with Ahsoka Tano, Darth Vader’s apprentice, as its protagonist. And since DICE is working on the new Battlefield with a Fall 2021 release window, EA Motive may be related to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 3, especially how they had job listings for a new action game in the universe.
It’s not official, though.
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