Visceral’s Star Wars Game Rumored To Take Place Between A New Hope And Empire


Though it was nowhere to be seen at E3 2017, Visceral’s third-person Star Wars game is still trucking along in development ahead of an expected multi-platform launch in 2018.

Details on the studio’s licensed project are few and far between, aside from the fact that former Uncharted dev Amy Hennig is overseeing production. It’s one of many Star Wars titles incubating over at Electronic Arts, after the mega-publisher struck a deal with Disney to produce a Battlefront reboot and a VR spinoff headed up by Burnout dev Criterion Games. EA’s partnership has also led to Respawn Entertainment taking point on a Star Wars game, the details of which are yet to be revealed.

Barring the November release of Star Wars Battlefront II, Visceral’s untitled action-adventure game is surely the furthest along in production, and though EA is unlikely to divulge any concrete details anytime soon, Making Star Wars has unearthed a slew of rumors pertaining to Visceral’s third-person property. For one, it’ll allegedly take place between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back, and will thrust Todd Stashwick (12 Monkeys, Supernatural, Gotham) into the role of Dodger, an Alderaan native and drifter who stumbles into the galaxy’s criminal underworld and begins working with Jabba the Hutt – not unlike a certain Han Solo. Other rumored tidbits include the game’s codename, Project Ragtag, along with Dodger’s arsenal: a blaster and some form of stick.

All of this is yet to be officially confirmed, of course, but assuming MSW’s findings hold true, it’s another example of Disney crafting an original story within the Star Wars universe all the while including a handful of renown characters – Jabba the Hutt, in this case. The inclusion of Leia and Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One is a good example, too.

Battlefront II, meanwhile, deploys for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 17th and will seemingly include content tied to Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, itself due on December 15th, 2017.