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EA says its is “fully committed to making more Star Wars games”

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Yesterday, we learned that EA has cancelled yet another Star Wars game. It means that in the six years since EA inked an exclusive deal to make games using the Star Wars licence, they’ve released just two AAA console or PC games: the well-received Star Wars Battlefront, and its catastrophic sequel. As you’re probably aware it was Star Wars Battlefront II that broke the proverbial camel’s back with regards to public perception and EA. Battlefront II was opportunistic and greedy with its implementation of microtransactions, with the game – and other EA properties – having to be retooled to remove its most predatory features.

Just about every other Star Wars game that’s been announced has been cancelled. Despite the most recent cancellation, EA asserts that it’s still committed to delivering digital Star Wars experiences.

“There’s been speculation overnight about one of our Star Wars projects,” the publisher told Variety. “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.”

All that’s really left to look forward to is Titanfall developer Respawn’s Star Wars game. Announced at E3 last year, it’s called Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and we know very little of it. According to EA it’s “a brand-new action adventure game which tells an original Star Wars story around a surviving Padawan set shortly after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.”

The multi-year Star Wars exclusive deal has been disastrous for both Disney and EA, and I’m sure fans (and probably both companies themselves) wish it was never made in the first place.

Last Updated: January 17, 2019

33 Comments

  1. Marigold's Revenge!

    January 17, 2019 at 09:25

    The Force is not with EA

    Reply

  2. Pieter Kruger

    January 17, 2019 at 09:25

    Get Disney & Obsidian together in a room already….

    Reply

  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    January 17, 2019 at 09:34

    And I’m fully committed to eating less junk food and going to gym regularly…

    Reply

  4. Nick de Bruyne

    January 17, 2019 at 09:55

    EA says it’s fully committed to making money.

    Reply

  5. Nick de Bruyne

    January 17, 2019 at 09:59

    I might be wrong, but to try be positive here… I’m hoping that cancellations are a good sign that crap that’s not up to standard is being tossed out. They really need to set the bar high and hit it if they want to bring the Star Wars brand back into the spotlight again, with both the films and the games.

    Reply

    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      January 17, 2019 at 10:10

      Do you honestly think that EA will not shit all over this game no matter how good it is?

      Reply

  6. For the Emperor!

    January 17, 2019 at 10:19

    If God of War, and a few others over the last few years have shown, a well written, well directed, well executed SP game works! And in the SW universe, it could much be bigger than GoW was as it would be cross platform AND has a wider fandom! Give us a new KotOR, or Jedi Academy, or something. Do it well, and we will buy it in the millions!

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    • Mark Treloar

      January 17, 2019 at 11:04

      Right but Respawn under EA is still working on a Star Wars game

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      • For the Emperor!

        January 17, 2019 at 11:09

        For now…I hope it does run to completion!

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  7. MaSeKind

    January 17, 2019 at 10:55

    Uh-huh, but not because they want to make good games, but because if they don’t at least pretend to work on SW Disney would probably have something to say about it.

    But then again when has Disney really cared about gaming. If they did they would have seriously stepped in a long time ago

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  8. Geoffrey Tim

    January 17, 2019 at 09:25

    Somebody at EA needs to be committed.

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    • Dutch Matrix

      January 17, 2019 at 09:45

      In a mental hospital? For sitting on a franchise license whose fans are begging for a decent Star Wars game and they not doing anything?

      Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      January 17, 2019 at 09:45

      TO A FIRE PIT

      Reply

  9. HvR

    January 17, 2019 at 09:40

  10. Dutch Matrix

    January 17, 2019 at 09:45

    YOU GUYS!!!

    You have it all wrong!!!!
    There has been a Star Wars game out for ages now. DLC and add-ons and what nots dropping like flies!

    The fact that it is hidden in the Sims 4 should not detract you from it…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6f946e8d65592e3a24d93c3c3cdbf3e6df78b3133ed2b4624685cee25ba9b4af.png

    Reply

  11. Purple_Dragon

    January 23, 2019 at 06:45

    Imagine a studio like Rockstar or Naughty Dog making a Star Wars game.

    Reply

  12. Purple_Dragon

    January 23, 2019 at 06:45

    Yeah, yeah, sure, sure.

    Reply

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