Video game news outlet Kotaku has new information concerning the status of Star Wars games being developed at EA.
One the two upcoming projects include a direct sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Jedi with developer Respawn returning to make it.
Today, EA has two new Star Wars games in development—a sequel to Jedi Fallen Order at Respawn and a smaller, more unusual project at EA Motive in Montreal, Canada.
Montreal developer EA Motive had worked on Star Wars: Battlefront II.
It had been previously reported that EA cancelled two other Star Wars video games while in the development stages and have added a third cancelled game to the pile code-named Viking, a spinoff from the Star Wars: Battlefront series of games from EA Vancouver and Criterion.
This third game was called Viking, and it was designed as a spinoff of the Star Wars: Battlefront series with open-world elements. The plan was also for EA to bring in yet another studio to help out—Criterion, based in London, England, which was previously best known for racing games like Burnout and Need for Speed but had in recent years expanded to more genres.
Disney’s Sr. VP of Games Sean Shoptaw recent spoke at the 2020 DICE Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada and revealed they’re now opening Disney’s IP vault to game developers which could likely lead to other developers tackling Star Wars.
Aided by a former Jedi Knight, a prickly pilot, and a fearless droid companion, you must escape the sinister machinations of the Imperial forces in this story driven adventure.