As you might have heard, EA’s Visceral Games was developing a new Star Wars title. The title in question was meant to be an action-adventure style kind of game, which we suppose makes sense. However it looks like EA will now be taking the game in a completely new direction and will also be shutting Visceral Games down.

In a post on EA’s website, EA’s executive VP of worldwide studios Patrick Söderlund wrote, “Our Visceral studio has been developing an action-adventure title set in the Star Wars universe. In its current form, it was shaping up to be a story-based, linear adventure game. Throughout the development process, we have been testing the game concept with players, listening to the feedback about what and how they want to play, and closely tracking fundamental shifts in the marketplace. It has become clear that to deliver an experience that players will want to come back to and enjoy for a long time to come, we needed to pivot the design.”

He adds, “We will maintain the stunning visuals, authenticity in the Star Wars universe, and focus on bringing a Star Wars story to life. Importantly, we are shifting the game to be a broader experience that allows for more variety and player agency, leaning into the capabilities of our Frostbite engine and reimagining central elements of the game to give players a Star Wars adventure of greater depth and breadth to explore.”

With Visceral shutting down, Söderlund writes that a new development team will form across EA Worldwide Studios who will be taking over the project. We’re not sure with these changes when this particular title will be launched, so we guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

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