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Visceral’s Star Wars game is headed in “groundbreaking directions”

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It’s the week before E3 and everyone has that one game that they’re dying to see more of. Petrolheads want more Gran Turismo and Forza Horizon 3 details. Nintendo fans want to see Link dress up in green once again and hit the Wii U for one last hurrah. But me? My tastes are far simpler: I just want to see what Visceral has been working on in the Star Wars universe.

I’m looking for that tight and solid Star Wars game, something massive and fun to replace my love for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 1 and only 1 because there is no sequel and whatever evidence there is of it is merely an elaborate and expensive ruse of a terrible knock-off game. Ha, seriously, good joke LucasArts, you almost had me there back in 2010.

Right, so we’ve known that Visceral has been tasked with creating something big for EA and Star Wars for a while now. So what’s the status of it then? “Let’s get right to the point: we have awesome projects underway at both Motive and Visceral, and we are looking for some more amazing people to join our teams,” Motive and Visceral general manager Jade Raymond wrote in a blog post.

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According to Raymond, the Visceral developed Star Wars game is “forging ahead into an exciting phase of development,” under the direction of Uncharted writer and director Amy Hennig. “She is a rare breed of storyteller, and she’s collaborating with the creative leaders at Lucasfilm to tell a new, authentic Star Wars story,” Raymond explained.

Backed by the talented Visceral team, Amy and studio GM Scott Probst are taking this project in groundbreaking directions. Of course, there’s a lot more to the story with each of these projects in our EA Star Wars portfolio, and we’ll be super excited to share more updates in the months ahead.

I’m probably not going to get that Star Wars Rebels game that I’ve been looking for unless I actually get up off my arse and do it myself in Disney Infinity, but I’m keen to see what EA, Raymond and Hennig have been up to with the license from the house of mouse. Anyone feel like “leaking” the teaser trailer before E3 kicks off? It worked just swell last year during the great leakening of 2015.

Last Updated: June 6, 2016

54 Comments

  1. Visceral’s Star Wars game is headed in “groundbreaking directions” – like space? Because that would be a whole new battlefront.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 6, 2016 at 10:33

      That moment when you notice COD is going to space but a game called Star Wars Battlefront hasn’t even left the orbit

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      • Captain JJ bound

        June 6, 2016 at 10:43

        dayum

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          June 6, 2016 at 10:47

          Activision did promise boots on the ground gameplay. But they didn’t specify which planet 😛

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  2. HairyEwok

    June 6, 2016 at 10:41

    Only thing being broken by Visceral is people’s expectations.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 6, 2016 at 10:46

      Their wiki page doesn’t look good
      The Simpsons Game – No sequel
      The Godfather II – No sequel
      Dante’s Inferno – No sequel
      Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel – No sequel, series is dead
      Dead Space 3 – No sequel, series is dead, buried or launched into space where no one can hear the last death rattle being uttered

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      • Captain JJ bound

        June 6, 2016 at 10:47

        Not to mention Hardline. The game that to date has probably only seen 12 players.

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          June 6, 2016 at 10:48

          Probably the dev team

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          • Captain JJ bound

            June 6, 2016 at 10:52

            Haha. True. But I mean, come on, from the get go it was obvious that Hardline was 1. Just given the Battlefield name to sell copies, 2. probably not going to have much in terms of excitement, 3. going to fail badly

          • Matthew Holliday

            June 6, 2016 at 11:47

            which is a pity, because if they had used any other name than battlefield, it could have been a good game.
            mechanics wise it looked like a far smoother game than the other bf games.

          • Captain JJ bound

            June 6, 2016 at 11:49

            But with something like PayDay out there (RIP), they didn’t really stand a chance either way.

      • HairyEwok

        June 6, 2016 at 10:54

        The end of Star Wars is nigh.

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        • Captain JJ bound

          June 6, 2016 at 10:56

          Of all the companies that could’ve gotten the rights to Star Wars, they just had to fuck it up and give it to EA.

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 6, 2016 at 11:12

          • HairyEwok

            June 6, 2016 at 11:20

            Clarkson’s new car show is being filmed in SA first.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 6, 2016 at 11:23

            I heard, now excuse me while I dislike another Top Gear video with the new cast

          • Ir0nseraph

            June 6, 2016 at 11:25

            Let me join you, can’t wait for the Real Top Gear to return.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            June 6, 2016 at 11:44

            Why, oh why, does it seem as if Chris Evans is hard of hearing? Almost as if the only way he can convey a message via telecomms would be to jump through his phone bare chested, toting a green street hooligan T-shirt?

          • Matthew Holliday

            June 6, 2016 at 11:45

            Its okay, Matt Leblanc is less boring than i expected, but Chris Evans is a good excuse to catch up that sleep i need to catch up on.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            June 6, 2016 at 11:48

            But LeBlanc is the only guy not trying to be Clarkson…

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 6, 2016 at 11:52

            I can’t stand Chris at all.

          • HvR

            June 6, 2016 at 12:08

            I could tolerate the show with Le Blanc as 2nd or 3rd seat presenter but Chris “Rich’s lost uncle” Evans just irritated the crap out of me.

            And that challenge going to Blackpool in the production bought Robins followed by the Jeep/Land Cruiser face off was about as entertaining as watching horse crap in the road.

          • Matthew Holliday

            June 6, 2016 at 12:58

            that challenge was still better than Evans managing to “beat” Sabine at car lazer tag. in what world can Evans beat Sabine at anything in a car?

          • Captain JJ bound

            June 6, 2016 at 11:25

            Meh. The less I see of him the better.

      • Ir0nseraph

        June 6, 2016 at 11:00

        O damn , you making some valid points, ok set expectations too low for the new star wars game, and play overwatch a bit longer.

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          June 6, 2016 at 11:08

          EA should open up a dairy farm, they’re experts on milking things

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  3. Captain JJ bound

    June 6, 2016 at 10:46

    The Force Unleashed had such terrible gameplay mechanics and issues, but it was a fun game none the less.

    Visceral gave us Dead Space, but with EA’s influence also gave us Dead Space 3. So who knows.

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    • Admiral Chief Protector

      June 6, 2016 at 10:54

      You probably still haven’t finished it

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      • Captain JJ bound

        June 6, 2016 at 10:55

        Rich, coming from you.
        Those controls made my brain hurt…and also made me rage every now and then.

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        • Admiral Chief Protector

          June 6, 2016 at 11:28

          YOU NEED TO FINISH THE STORY

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          • Captain JJ bound

            June 6, 2016 at 11:31

            Hypocrite! 😀

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            June 6, 2016 at 11:33

            I’ll make you a deal, I’ll play, and finish Transistor, if you do the same with TFU and TFU2 (TFU2 being so short anyway)

          • Captain JJ bound

            June 6, 2016 at 11:34

            Transistor is a 3.5hour game. I’ve already put 12 hours into TFU, but it’s still on the list though. It will get done. All in time 🙂

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            June 6, 2016 at 11:41

            End of the week then, I will do the same

          • Captain JJ bound

            June 6, 2016 at 11:45

            I have to download that huge game still. Amongst so many other, so won’t happen this week I’m afraid.

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            June 6, 2016 at 11:53

            Excuses. NO matter, I will complete my side

  4. Original Heretic

    June 6, 2016 at 10:49

    There is no Force Unleashed 2.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 6, 2016 at 10:58

      ^This

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    • Captain JJ bound

      June 6, 2016 at 10:59

      So it seems TFU2 might just stay on my backlog then.

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      • Admiral Chief Protector

        June 6, 2016 at 11:29

        It is not that bad, it is just, toooooo damn short

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        • HvR

          June 6, 2016 at 11:39

          What she said

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        • Original Heretic

          June 6, 2016 at 11:45

          Eh, can’t agree at all. It wasn’t just the length, the story was absolutely abysmal. Starkiller, hardcore hero from the first game, became the whiniest character ever in the Star Wars universe. And considering the likes of Anakin and Luke mucking about, that’s saying a lot.

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          • Admiral Chief Protector

            June 6, 2016 at 11:52

            But this guy was the clone, I liked the original

          • Original Heretic

            June 6, 2016 at 11:56

            Starkiller was awesome in the first game. Even him being the clone in the second, they ruined the character. “Juno! Juno! Juno!”

            As strong as the story in the first game was, the second one was horrid.

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            June 6, 2016 at 11:57

            First one had the story, second one had improved gameplay, a bit

          • Original Heretic

            June 6, 2016 at 11:59

            The duel lightsaber wielding was cool. And that was about it for me.

  5. konfab

    June 6, 2016 at 10:50

    Give us:
    Interesting characters,
    High quality voice acting,
    An intriguing story about morality,
    fun mechanics
    and a sympathetic villain.

    And we will give you money.

    This is not a difficult formula EA.

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    • Admiral Chief Protector

      June 6, 2016 at 10:53

      Give us KotOR 3

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    • Captain JJ bound

      June 6, 2016 at 10:54

      For EA that’s gibberish.
      They see:
      Characters,
      Voice acting,
      Story…commercially predictable,
      It should work
      A bad guy with minions

      We want all your money.

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      • Greylingad[He Charges!]

        June 6, 2016 at 11:05

        *we want all your money, in compartmentalized and segregated bits…

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 6, 2016 at 10:58

      Apparently it is

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  6. Strawman Jim

    June 6, 2016 at 11:29

    lol, what?

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