Reports suggest EA have canned ANOTHER Star Wars game

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The long awaited open world Star Wars game that was being worked in at EA's Vancouver studio has been canned according to a report on Kotaku. The game was announced at the time that EA pulled the plug the game being developed by Visceral and was thought to contain elements of that project.

While nothing has been confirmed as yet, we struggle to think of a studio that has failed so spectacularly to deliver a solid gaming experience from such a massive franchise. Yes, we've had a couple of Star Wars Battlefront games, and they've looked stunning. The first was hobbled by a lack of single player campaign while the second kicked off a massive row around loot boxes forcing EA to back down.

Other than that their other Star Wars projects have struggled to make it as far as home users and the focus has been entirely on multi-player experiences at the expense of providing a solid coherent and gripping single player narrative.

Is it time for Disney to look elsewhere for their AAA Star Wars game developers? It's a franchise ripe for amazing gaming in every arena and in recent times almost all have been untapped. Star Wars games in the past have offered a huge range of top drawer experiences - flight simulation through the brilliant X-Wing and TIE Fighter games, the Jedi Knight and Dark Forces games have been amazing single player outings and the franchise has also delivered solid RTS gaming.

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Star Wars is a science fiction film series created by George Lucas. It debuted in 1977 and the first film was quickly retitled to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. It was followed by two sequels - The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983. A trilogy of prequel films were launched in 1999 with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In 2015 Star Wars returned to the screens for a new trilogy under the control of Disney with The Force Awakens directed by J J Abrams. This was follows in the main Star Wars saga by Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi with the final film of the sequel trilogy, Episode IX, due in cinemas in December 2019 with J J Abrams back at the helm,A series of spin-offs were launched in 2016 with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One, which was followed in 2018 by Ron Howard's Solo and a fourth trilogy of films has been announced for release after 2020 which will be overseen by Rian Johnson which will feature entirely new characters and an entirely separate story.In addition, there are the animated TV series The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels along with Star Wars Resistance which starts in late 2018 and finally a new live action series currently being developed by Jon Favreau set some time after the events of Return of the Jedi.

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