When you had been trying ahead to taking part in Visceral Video games’ upcoming Star Wars game, we remorse to tell you that that day won’t ever come. Digital Arts has introduced that, together with closing the studio, they are going to be “pivoting” the sport in a brand new route. So whereas a Star Wars recreation remains to be inbound, it does not sound like will probably be something like what the Visceral group had been laborious at work on.
Over on the EA blog they’ve introduced the closure of Visceral Video games and, sadly, it is acknowledged as a footnote to the truth that the sport they had been engaged on might be present process some drastic adjustments. The announcement, posted by Patrick Söderlund, explains that the video games’ panorama is consistently shifting. Due to that, he states that improvement has to shift, too.
Apparently, that shift with the Visceral Star Wars recreation wasn’t going to be potential below the identical roof. To that finish, the studio has been shuttered and the undertaking is being shipped off to another studio. In line with Söderlund…
In its present kind, it was shaping as much as be a story-based, linear journey recreation. All through the event course of, we have now been testing the sport idea with gamers, listening to the suggestions about what and the way they need to play, and intently monitoring elementary shifts within the market. It has turn out to be clear that to ship an expertise that gamers will need to come again to and revel in for a very long time to come back, we wanted to pivot the design.
Visceral grew to become fashionable final technology for his or her survival-horror trilogy, Dead Space. The third recreation within the collection did not meet EA’s expectations, it could appear, and so the group was subsequent placed on Battlefield: Hardline; one other recreation that failed to satisfy gross sales expectations.
A few years again, it was introduced that Visceral could be shifting on to a brand new Star Wars recreation with former Naughty Canine juggernaut Amy Hennig on the helm. Given her expertise with the Uncharted collection, it appears like her Star Wars undertaking was seeking to transfer in an analogous route; semi-linear maps, a centered story and, almost definitely, an emphasis on a single participant marketing campaign.
When you’ve been taking part in video games these previous couple of years, you are most likely conscious of the truth that fewer and fewer video games are taking that route. Publishers need extra “video games as service” titles that ship as a $60 bundle after which broaden frequently via for-pay DLC. Based mostly on the assertion for EA, that is precisely what they need to flip their new Star Wars recreation into.
Söderlund states that the Star Wars recreation won’t provide a “broader expertise” with “higher depth and breadth to discover.”
It appears like they need a Star Wars recreation constructed on the Destiny mannequin, however we’ll have to attend and see what turns up. The sport was initially anticipated to launch throughout late fiscal 2019, however that apparently is not within the playing cards any longer.