EA shuts down Visceral, moves Star Wars game to EA Vancouver/others

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Damn. What about the Star Wars project? What an out-of-the-blue announcement.

Best of luck to all devs involved, hope you find a new gig asap!
 
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Aug 14, 2013
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OMG


WHERE IS MY HENNIG STAR WARS YOU MOTHER FUCKERS!!!!

GOD DAMN IT EA!




its being moved to another studio with hopefully the same people writing and leading it
 
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The Star Wars game lives somewhat:

The Star Wars game in development at Visceral will be revamped and move to a different studio.

“Our Visceral studio has been developing an action-adventure title set in the Star Wars universe,” EA’s Patrick Söderlund said. “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. 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.”
 

Some Nobody

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I don't give a shit about Battlefront 2, so I guess it's fuck Star Wars games then.

Edit: Wait, revamped? If this shit turns into some GaaS/lootbox Destiny bullshit I'm gonna be hella salty.

Also, this is a damn shame about Visceral. >_< They had to be employing a bunch of people--hopefully all of them can land on their feet. :(
 
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Holy shit. Haven't they been working on that Amy Hennig Star Wars game for years now? Jesus EA. What the hell happened?
Edit: There goes any hope of a resurrected Dead Space game.
 

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Just a reminder to everyone that Visceral put out Dead Space less than a decade ago, one of the best survival horror games ever.
 
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This needs updating. Again.
Thanks, I was expecting it.


What about Amy and Star Wars? This is insane! Guess they must have had development problems.

Edit: Clearly I can't read. Apparently they understand the game would bomb hard as a strict single player experience. What about Amy, though?
 
Jun 19, 2015
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Fucking EA, I hate you.

I hope every new game you make bomb hard, so hard that failures will remain in history.

Starting with the shitty upcoming NFS: I hope it sells even less than MvC Infinite.

(Sorry for the rant)
 
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Yes, I’m sure an amazing guaranteed 10/10 Star Wars game was coming next year only to be canceled today! It’s been a hot minute since these guys put out a quality game. They just not have been on track with Star Wars, and gotten the boot as such.