Remember EA’s open-world Star Wars game that was said to have bounty hunting across the series’ universe? It sounded very promising, but alas, it’s been scrapped. EA Vancouver has cancelled the project, which it inherited in 2017 after shutting down the title’s original developer, Visceral Games.
It was originally codenamed “Ragtag” and boasted a linear action-adventure theme. EA Vancouver rebooted it, keeping some of the art assets and adding in the open-world element. “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,” the company said.
It just wasn’t meant to be. This is actually the latest in a long line of missteps for EA’s Star Wars attempts. The first Star Wars: Battlefront was criticized for its meager content and lack of a single-player campaign. The follow-up fared even worse over its use of loot boxes. This game may have helped EA course correct, but sadly it won’t be happening now.
It looks like EA is in fact working on a “smaller scale” Star Wars project that is due in late 2020 though if you need more Star Wars in your life.