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Report: EA Canceled a Star Wars Battlefront Spinoff Last Year - VG247

Another one bit the dust.

A new report says EA quietly canceled yet another Star Wars video game last year in 2019, this time a planned spinoff of Star Wars: Battlefront.
According to Kotaku, EA canceled a third Star Wars game, code-named “Viking.” Although details regarding Viking’s plot and settings are a secret, the report says it was planned to be a spinoff of Star Wars: Battlefront with open-world elements.
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Project Viking wasn’t a complete unknown. After Visceral’s Star Wars game under Uncharted director, Amy Hennig was canceled, EA Vancouver inherited some assets from project Ragtag to work on its own game which became project Orca.

When Orca was also canceled, EA Vancouver began working on a third Star Wars project that was planned to be released in fall 2020. This project was Viking.

According to Kotaku’s sources, Viking was being developed by EA Vancouver with the help of Criterion, best known for the Burnout series.

Unfortunately, the cross-national development and multiple studios involved created a “too many cooks” situation and the project’s scope soon became too ambitious for its planned year and half development time. Without wanting to extend the deadline, EA canceled the project in spring 2019.

EA still has several Star Wars projects in development according to the report. A sequel to the wildly successful Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order at Respawn and a “smaller, more unusual project at EA Motive” based in Montreal.

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Star Wars -- EA Vancouver Project Image

Star Wars -- EA Vancouver Project

Rated "RP-T+"
DeveloperEA Canada
PublisherElectronic Arts
Release DateTBA

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