With the exception of Remedy’s third-person Star Wars game, EA’s output of licensed titles set within that famous, far-away galaxy is at risk of drying up. Or, at least, the single-player ones are.
Last week, for instance, it was with a heavy heart that we brought you the news that former Uncharted game director Amy Hennig had left EA to pursue her own indie studio. That leaves Visceral’s retooled Star Wars title “on the shelf” for the foreseeable future, though one thing’s for sure: the solo experience that was coming together under Hennig is no more.
Chances are a Destiny-like shooter will emerge from the ashes of Visceral’s licensed game, but we’re now learning that BioWare, the studio behind Knights of The Old Republic, has no immediate plans to return to that far-away galaxy as Mass Effect, Dragon Age and the soon-to-be-released Anthem take precedence.
Here’s what BioWare general manager Casey Hudson told Game Informer (h/t WCCFTech) in a recent interview:
For Dragon Age and Mass Effect, we want to get back to them as soon as we can. Mass Effect is certainly a game I want to get back to. […] It’s my baby. I helped start Mass Effect, so of course we intend to get back to it at some point.
There are so many games that […] we as a studio want to get to. So, one challenge is, to make a really great game on this scale really, at this point, takes the majority of the studio the size of BioWare, and we’re a pretty big studio. There’s so many more games that we want to make than we can’t get to, so we kind of have to pick and choose and move through them. But, I’ve always loved Star Wars, I loved making Knights of the Old Republic. So…we’re always trying to figure out what’s next.
BioWare continues to doll out support for its widely popular MMO, The Old Republic, but it’s pretty clear that neither Hudson nor his creative teams have any immediate plans for a new Star Wars experience – multiplayer or otherwise.
Source: Game Informer