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EA pulls the plug on Star Wars open world game

January 17th, 2019 by Marc Comments

It seems that it’s bad news for Star Wars fans as EA has seemingly pulled the plug on a massive open-world game they were developing.

The game was announced in 2017 when EA closed Visceral Games and consequently cancelling their planned Star Wars games dubbed Ragtag.

EA took wnat Visceral had developed and were reworking it into a full open-word adventure in a galaxy far, far away.

Little is know about the game except it was reportedly codenamed Orca and was very early in development and “would involve playing as a scoundrel or bounty hunter who could explore various open-world planets and work with different factions across the Star Wars universe”.

Word is they cancalled it to develop a much smaller scale game that will hit shelves sooner, likely 2020 to likely coincide with next-gen consoles’ releases.

The report also states that no-one was laid-off over the change up and they do hope to finish Orca down the line.

EA released the following statement: There’s been speculation overnight about one of our Star Wars projects. 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.

Make of that what you will, but it looks like the work on Orca will be repurposed… for a second time.


Source: Kotaku

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….