Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Sequel In Development but Star Wars Battlefront Spin-off Canceled

Sequel to last year’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order currently in development, according to Kotaku.

According to this report, there are two Star Wars projects in the works by EA. One, a sequel to last year’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order by Respawn, while the other a smaller game by EA Motive.

Today, EA has two new Star Wars games in development—a sequel to Jedi Fallen Order at Respawn and a smaller, more unusual project at EA Motive in Montreal, Canada.

This same report reveals an open-world Star Wars Battlefront spin-off WAS in development for PlayStation 5 and Xbox One Series X. The game was in development by EA Vancouver. (With help from Criterion)

This third game was called Viking, and it was designed as a spinoff of the Star Wars: Battlefront series with open-world elements. The plan was also for EA to bring in yet another studio to help out—Criterion, based in London, England, which was previously best known for racing games like Burnout and Need for Speed but had in recent years expanded to more genres.

EA Vancouver spent some time designing ideas and prototypes for Viking, and Criterion came aboard soon afterward. That was when the problems started. Although Criterion was, on paper, the lead studio, the logistical challenges of cross-country game development made that a difficult proposition. As one person involved with the game said, “too many cooks” was a running theme. Criterion leads had an ambitious vision for the game, aiming to put a strong focus on story and characters.

This game was SUPPOSED to be ready for a next-gen launch, but since it wouldn’t be ready by the end of 2020, EA decided to cancel it back in early 2019.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2: The Next Day, has yet to be announced OFFICIALLY.

(source – kotaku)