Formally often known as EA Redwood Shores, Visceral Video games are the builders behind video games like Useless Area and Battlefield: Hardline. They have been engaged on an as-yet untitled Star Wars recreation for a while now, nevertheless it has been introduced that the staff “can be ramping down and shouting” as that Star Wars recreation is taking over a brand new course.
EA are working in the direction of “shifting as lots of the staff as potential of different initiatives and groups at EA,” however, there are not any precise numbers on how many individuals will stay at EA or EA-owned studios. Visceral Video games itself have solely shared a picture of the staff as an entire for the reason that announcement, a memorial of the studio earlier than it closes down.
The Star Wars recreation itself, which was supposedly going to characterize an all-new story, was by no means given a full title, however, was being led by Amy Hennig, who was the director and script author on three Uncharted video games. At E3 2016, a short take a look at the sport was given, though the discharge date was a considerably tentative fiscal yr 2019.
The rationale for the shift within the untitled Star Wars undertaking’s focus is that EA really feel it has “grow to be clear that to ship an expertise that gamers will need to come again to and revel in for a very long time to come back, we would have liked to pivot the design.”
“We’ll preserve the gorgeous visuals, authenticity within the Star Wars universe, and concentrate on bringing a Star Wars story to life. Importantly, we’re shifting the sport to be a broader expertise that permits for extra selection and participant company, leaning into the capabilities of our Frostbite engine and remaining central parts of the sport to present gamers a Star Wars journey of larger depth and breadth to discover.”
The undertaking is now being developed by a staff throughout EA Worldwide Studios, by EA Vancouver main the undertaking. It is unclear whether or not Hennig will stay as part of the undertaking.
The earlier purpose of fiscal year 2019 is not the estimated launch date for this recreation, and as an alternative, a brand new timeframe can be introduced sooner or later.