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Report: EA Canada recruiting for "next gen open world" Star Wars game
Posted: 28.11.2013 10:51 by Simon Priest Comments: 2
According to well-placed Bothan spies, EA Canada is recruiting for a "major new next gen open world action game," with the recruiter confirming it was for a Star Wars project. EA Canada is the third studio on the IP.

EA has confirmed DICE and Visceral working on Star Wars, however the position at EA Canada may in fact be joint as "multi-site development" experience is wanted.

This would be an indirect confirmation then that Visceral is working on an open world action title set within the Star Wars universe, as DICE are busy with Battlefront's revival.

A job post for an Animation Director from last month revealed EA Canada now count Star Wars under their development belt, alongside Madden, FIFA, The Sims, Need for Speed, Dead Space and Battlefield. A recruiter highlighting the position of a Lead Combat Designer at EA Canada said it was the "Best job title EVER!" because of it being "for Star Wars".

Dead Space developer Visceral Games was previously known as EA Redwood Shores. So far no open world game has made it out into the world for Star Wars with LucasArts' Star Wars 1313 close but ultimately canned. Avalanche Studios, creator of Just Cause, almost had a deal in place to tackle the challenge once.

EA has previously boasted their efforts won't be movie-to-game adaptations but original creations.
Source: Kotaku
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Comments

By nocutius (SI Elite) on Nov 28, 2013
nocutius
A slight increase in interest detected :).
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Nov 28, 2013
herodotus
Dampened by the reminder of "SW:TOR" in my Inbox this morning. Can Dice salvage both their reputation and that of the "SW" franchise in one fell swoop? I doubt it, but we'll see.