EA reportedly cancels new IP from Motive Studio

Star Wars Squadrons Lasers
Star Wars Squadrons Lasers (Image credit: Electronic Arts)

What you need to know

  • Per Bloomberg, EA Motive Studio's new IP, codenamed Gaia, has been canceled.
  • This new IP was reportedly an action-adventure game similar to titles like in the Assassin's Creed franchise.
  • Motive Studio will remain intact despite the cancellation.

A new action-adventure IP from Motive Studio has been canceled by EA. That's according to a report from Bloomberg, which explains that this new IP wascodenamed Gaia and was an action-adventure game similar to the Assassin's Creed franchise.

Gaia was first developed under the leadership of Ubisoft veteran Jade Raymond. After Raymond departed EA, the project's leadership fluctuated and clashed while the game suffered setbacks and at least one reboot, especially as Motive Studio worked on other projects, such as assisting with the development of Star Wars Battlefront 2.

While a tiny glimpse of a prototype for this game was seen during last year's EA Play Live 2020 presentation, the game has now been canceled. Motive Studio is reportedly not in any danger due to this project cancellation however, with the team's recent game Star Wars: Squadrons seeing critical and commercial success.

A lot of things appear to be shifting around at EA development teams right now and resources being examined, with the Anthem Next overhaul canceled while BioWare doubles down on the next Dragon Age and Mass Effect titles, the former of which is now reportedly back to being a single-player role-playing game.

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  • EA can cancel games and abandon updates as much as they want, as long as they start committing to some games whole heartedly. Nobody likes a rushed game, or a half baked one.
  • Eh, not really surprising as this is EA after all. They easily could have put the project on the back burner as opposed to cancelling the entire IP.
  • Cancelled, cancelled, cancelled …
    Very monetizable Star Wars.
    It goes to others studios.