EA claims it is "fully commited" to the Star Wars IP

EA claims it is "fully commited" to the Star Wars IP

Publishing giant EA has said that it is still making more Star Wars games, despite cancelling two projects in the last 15 months.

Speaking to Variety, the publisher said that it is "fully committed" to making new Star Wars games, following the news that EA Vancouver's project - codenamed Orca - had been axed.

EA's statement doesn't confirm this news, saying simply that the studio is still working and that it is "evolving into future Star Wars content and games". This does seem to lend credence to Kotaku's reporting that Orca was cancelled to EA could release something smaller scale by the end of 2020.

The firm also has Jedi: Fallen Order from Titanfall developer Respawn, which is set to launch at the end of 2019.

“There’s been speculation overnight about one of our ‘Star Wars’ projects,” EA said.

“As a natural part of the creative process, the great work by our team in Vancouver continues and will evolve into future ‘Star Wars’ content and games. We’re fully committed to making more ‘Star Wars’ games, we’re very excited about ‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ from Respawn, and we’ll share more about our new projects when the time is right.”

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