When Orca was also canceled, EA Vancouver began working on a third Star Wars project that was planned to be released in fall 2020. This project was Viking.
According to Kotaku’s sources, Viking was being developed by EA Vancouver with the help of Criterion, best known for the Burnout series.
Unfortunately, the cross-national development and multiple studios involved created a “too many cooks” situation and the project’s scope soon became too ambitious for its planned year and half development time. Without wanting to extend the deadline, EA canceled the project in spring 2019.EA still has several Star Wars projects in development according to the report. A sequel to the wildly successful Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order at Respawn and a “smaller, more unusual project at EA Motive” based in Montreal.
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