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Breaking news from Kotaku:

https://kotaku.com/ea-cancels-open-world-star-wars-game-1831786371

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Is this the Viseral game that got transferred to EA Vancouver?

Though anyways, EA gonna EA. Pretty sad we're more than halfway through the Star Wars/EA deal, yet they havent been able a single quality star wars game so far.



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It'll amaze me if Disney renews with EA when there contract ends. All we've gotten so far is 2 battlefront games filed with controversy. Now we have this one canceled.

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cycycychris said:

It'll amaze me if Disney renews with EA when there contract ends. All we've gotten so far is 2 battlefront games filed with controversy. Now we have this one canceled.

Signing up with one publisher IN GENERAL is such a confusing decision to make anyways. Not to sound like a hippie, but there just seems to be way more potential with licensing out the property to multiple capable companies. More games, more titles, more of a chance for greater profit and quality. Of course licensing it out to too many people could be a problem, but still.

 

I'll be glad when a more interesting company takes the Star Wars games into their hands.



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Ugh. EA's handling of the Star Wars game rights have been piss poor. We are now 6 years into the 10 year deal, and all we have gotten are Battlefront 1 and 2, with Jedi: Fallen Order announced but not released. Just 3 games, with no others announced to be in development at this point. How pathetic. Greedy Disney should never have sold the game rights to the highest bidder, they should have licensed out Star Wars on a game by game basis. 



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
cycycychris said:

It'll amaze me if Disney renews with EA when there contract ends. All we've gotten so far is 2 battlefront games filed with controversy. Now we have this one canceled.

Signing up with one publisher IN GENERAL is such a confusing decision to make anyways. Not to sound like a hippie, but there just seems to be way more potential with licensing out the property to multiple capable companies. More games, more titles, more of a chance for greater profit and quality. Of course licensing it out to too many people could be a problem, but still.

 

I'll be glad when a more interesting company takes the Star Wars games into their hands.

I dont think going with EA exclusively was an inherently bad idea, but on hindsight it sure has been.

Though I do wonder if Disney is involved in some way... like they have more creative control that is derailing some aspects of the project. its not like Disney seems upset



Star Wars in a sony first party studio it would be interesting. Come on Disney!



twintail said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Signing up with one publisher IN GENERAL is such a confusing decision to make anyways. Not to sound like a hippie, but there just seems to be way more potential with licensing out the property to multiple capable companies. More games, more titles, more of a chance for greater profit and quality. Of course licensing it out to too many people could be a problem, but still.

 

I'll be glad when a more interesting company takes the Star Wars games into their hands.

I dont think going with EA exclusively was an inherently bad idea, but on hindsight it sure has been.

Though I do wonder if Disney is involved in some way... like they have more creative control that is derailing some aspects of the project. its not like Disney seems upset

Supposedly the CEO of Disney called EA during the Battlefront 2 debacle to tell them to get their shit together. 

Supposedly.