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“Star Wars Battlefront” reportedly had a spin-off game coming out. And EA axed it.

EA with the clean cuts

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If you were ever wanting a Star Wars Battlefront spin-off game, it would seem that you were denied by an EA lightsaber-blocking move.

EA apparently also canned a third Star Wars game last year that was intended as a spinoff of the Star Wars Battlefront shooter series. The project reportedly was codenamed “Viking”, and was expected to be released the third-quarter of this year. However, when the project failed to hit those key delivery dates, the project was canned.

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EA is no stranger to pulling the proverbial plug on Star Wars-inspired games. In 2017, Electronic Arts pulled the plug on Visceral Games, which had been working on a new Star Wars game, codenamed Ragtag, under Amy Hennig’s direction. Elements of the project were put to use as the foundation of another Star Wars game at EA Vancouver, codenamed Orca, until that too was shut down in early 2019.

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But further to the taxing axing news, the Kotaku article that reported on the cancelled game also reports on future Star Wars projects overseen by EA. This includes two new Star Wars games in the works: Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sequel, and apparently a “smaller, more unusual” game at EA Motive.

More as things develop.

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