EA job listing points to an open-world Star Wars game

With the closure of Visceral Games many months ago, EA effectively doused the hopes for an open-world Star Wars game, a title industry veterans like Uncharted's Amy Hennig were working on. However, it seems like the publisher isn't done with the concept just yet.

Recently, a new listing was spotted on EA Vancouver's jobs page asking for lead online engineer applicants. If hired, the individual would "lead a team to deliver online features for a Star Wars open-world project" and "ensure designs will maintain high-traffic services for multi-platform games". The job listing points to a new online, open-world Star Wars game along the lines of titles like Destiny and Sea of Thieves.

When Visceral Games closed, EA's Patrick Söderlund said that the company was moving the open-world Star Wars game to EA Vancouver. In an effort to keep players coming back for more, an online approach would be adopted. This listing confirms the statement he made back then.

Hopefully the company will reveal more about the project at E3 2018 or at another one of its events. However, if you want your Star Wars fix in the meantime, be sure to check out Star Wars Battlefront II on Xbox One and PC. The publisher recently converted all of the pay-to-win microtransactions to cosmetics and the game is better for it.

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  • The Old Republic 2? That'd be unexpected. I loved playing TOR when it came out, I just hope 2 would have more content at start. When my initial subscription passed, I already had two characters at max level. And then they broke the game with 'free to play' bs, paid expansions and all sorts of EA crap.
  • I would prefer some good single player games. Maybe a snuggler or bounty hunter game.
    Or a coop campaign. Something like Rogue One.
  • Oow yeah, I love a cozy Star Wars game, really get close with each other. :D
  • No. F' off EA.
  • It would be nice if it was a console focused swtor kind of like swtor with force unleashed like controls.
  • KOTOR 2!!
  • I wish someone like CD Project Red could take up SW and do KOTOR 3. I guess people like me who love single player, third person action RPG are few now, we are a dying generation.
  • Oh god yes, yes yes yes. CDPR-made Kotor 3 would be just what the fans have been loooong waiting for. It doesn't even have to be Kotor, it could be a new Star Wars RPG in different times, I'm pretty sure it'd end up awesome anyway. There aren't many studios who could pull that off, but CDPR is one. With BioWare basically gone, it's either them or Obsidian.
    Dreaming over. So long as Star Wars is in greedy claws of Disney and EA, we can't count on that happening. Nor anything quality being made, for that matter.
  • I would love this!!!
  • I would really like a developer to pick up Star Wars 1313 as that game looked like it had potential. Apparently Star Wars 1313 was at one point an open world RPG.