Star Wars fans worldwide are delighted about a future game based on the franchise, with the support of the almighty Electronic Arts. The game will feature a third person perspective on action and adventure, and will be developed by the studio who also created Dead Space, Visceral Games. However, while the Star Wars game will definitely see the light of day, the game studio’s future is quite dark.
The Star Wars game remains, but Visceral Games is out
EA definitely wants to keep the Star Wars game going but, after listening to player feedback and analyzing the market, it seems that Visceral Games’ perspective is not the most suitable to make the game a successful title. The studio’s aim was to make the gameplay quite linear, but EA wanted to make sure this was the right choice.
Therefore, they tested this concept on several players, who then had to express their opinions and rate their experience. Then, they looked at what the market offers, and how other similar games look like. In the end, the conclusion was that the design needed a reboot. EA is more eager to shift the linear progress of the game into something easily influenced by the player’s choice.
The game will be shaped more after the player
The remaining work of the Star Wars game’s development will be taken over by EA’s studios from Vancouver. However, many of the Visceral Games employees who worked on the title will definitely go on developing it, but within EA leadership.
The game, titles Star Wars Battlefront II, was supposed to come out sometime in 2019. However, given these unexpected changes, the game has been diverted towards “a new timeframe”. Therefore, it might experience a delay. Motive Studios was one of the developers which supervised the project and, once Visceral is gone, Motive might get more active in the development process.
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