Star Wars online games, specially those of the formidable variety, are no strangers to advancement hell – the time period that audiences and developers give online games that are in limbo with on once more/ off once more manufacturing schedules and indefinite ‘TBA’ release dates.
It occurred to Star Wars 1313, a cancelled motion-experience sport from now-defunct developer LucasArts, and now it looks like it could come about to Visceral Games’ even now-untitled foray into the Star Wars universe.
It’s happening due to the fact its developer, the aforementioned Visceral Games, has officially been scheduled for closure as of this early morning.
So, what’s to develop into of the Star Wars sport? According to EA executive vice president Patrick Söderlund: a finish re-style and design.
“Our Visceral studio has been developing an motion-experience title established in the Star Wars universe. In its current variety, it was shaping up to be a tale-centered, linear experience sport … It has develop into crystal clear that to produce an encounter that gamers will want to come back again to and enjoy for a lengthy time to come, we essential to pivot the style and design,” Söderlund reported in a weblog publish.
“A advancement crew from throughout EA Globally Studios will just take above advancement of this sport, led by a crew from EA Vancouver that has currently been functioning on the task. Our Visceral studio will be ramping down and closing, and we’re in the midst of shifting as quite a few of the crew as possible to other tasks and teams at EA.
“Lastly, though we experienced originally predicted this sport to start late in our fiscal yr 2019, we’re now hunting at a new timeframe that we will announce in the foreseeable future.”
Hasta la vista, Visceral
Closures for studios are hardly ever easy to report on, specially types as specific and unique as Visceral Games. This was the business that experienced designed the beloved Dead House franchise, legendary The Godfather online games and two of the much better The Lord of the Rings online games.
The business started back again in the late ’90s as EA Redwood Shores and has considering that finished comprehensive operate adapting movies into respectable, effectively-built online games, though making new well-liked IPs like Dead House.
Visceral was 1 of a few EA-owned advancement studios recognized to be functioning on a Star Wars title – the other two getting BioWare and DICE, the latter of which is releasing Star Wars Battlefront II on November 17, 2017.