EA has announced that the upcoming Star Wars game that was being directed by the Uncharted series creator Amy Hennig will be moved to another studio as Visceral Games shuts down.
There’s a lot to take in with this news as Visceral Games has touched the hearts of many as they’ve shown their mastery in the industry time and time again with their work on Dead Space and Battlefield. In a blog post posted by Executive Vice President of EA Patrick Soderlund, it was revealed that the Star Wars game was shaping up to be very much like Uncharted as it was a linear story-based action-adventure game. That title will be shaped into an entirely different beast as it moves throughout EA’s Worldwide Studios with EA Vancouver leading the project.
To see a small teaser of what could have been, check out the video down below.
It seems EA is diving further into it’s “games-as-a-service” movement with this title as a way to follow in the successful footsteps in other titles, namely Destiny. In the same blog post, Soderlund describes the new direction for the title as 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.”
As for Amy Hennig, EA has confirmed that it is in talks with her about what her future with the company will be.
While this is upsetting news for many fans and those employed at Visceral Games, we here at Hidden Item wish the best for everyone involved. As the story develops more you can expect full coverage but until then, for all your gaming news and endeavors keep on searching for Hidden Item!