After Star Wars Battlefront 1 & 2, many eyes have been on EA (Electronic Arts) to produce a Star Wars game to please both fans and critics, but with yet another game cancelled it looks like that won’t be happening anytime soon.
Gary Whitta, who has written scripts for triple A games such as Prey and Gears of War as well as being the screenwriter for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has had enough and is openly voicing his issues with the way the developer is handling the Star Wars license. As reported by Forbes, Whitta told Kinda Funny Games Daily that:
“If I was an EA shareholder, I’d be f*cking furious… [The Star Wars license] has been catastrophically mismanaged.”
This comment is referring to the fact that EA gained exclusive rights to the Star Wars games in 2013 but has only produced the two aforementioned games.
The latest Star Wars game was directed by Amy Henning, who is well-known for her work on the Uncharted series. The game would include many Uncharted elements being an action-adventure game. The game was later changed to an open world adventure game before it was finally cancelled.
“I saw a bunch of that game and it looked terrific,”
Whitta said referring to the original version of the game.
“After it was cancelled I saw some stuff, I saw what they had up that point, it was far from finished but it looked amazing, it would have been Star Wars Uncharted which I’m very excited about. My understanding is what [EA] was saying all the way through is that we don’t want to make Star Wars Uncharted. Well, maybe don’t hire the narrative director of the Uncharted games to make it for you, and figure out what it is you actually want?”
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the only other game in development. There is very little known about it besides it’s 2019 release date. No one is sure what the future holds for EA and its Star Wars relationship but if it continues on the way it is now it doesn’t look bright.