Yesterday, Kotaku reported that EA Vancouver's open world Star Wars title had been cancelled by the infamous publisher. Three sources claimed this to be true, and the project, codenamed Orca, has apparently been shelved in favour of something on a smaller scale.
In response to these reports, EA has sent out a statement to some outlets regarding the matter. Here it is in full:
There’s been speculation overnight about one of our Star Wars projects. As a natural part of the creative process, the great work by our team in Vancouver continues and will evolve into future Star Wars content and games. We’re fully committed to making more Star Wars games, we’re very excited about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from Respawn, and we’ll share more about our new projects when the time is right.
The publisher neither confirms or denies that the open world Star Wars game has indeed been cancelled, and instead has plainly talked around it. EA Vancouver will continue to work with the licence, it seems, but quite what they'll be working on now is anyone's guess. Perhaps we'll see a more linear Star Wars adventure after all? Search your feelings in the comments below.