It appears that Electronic Arts has cancelled its open-world Star Wars game. This Star Wars game was being developed by EA Vancouver and was meant to be a re-imagination of the cancelled single-player adventure Star Wars game that Visceral Games was working on and was cancelled in 2017.
Now before continuing, know that this Star Wars game is not the same wit the one that Respawn is working. The Star Wars game that Respawn is currently developing is called Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and targets a Holiday 2019 release. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is an action game and takes place between Episode 3 and 4 in which you play as a Jedi and you can gold a lightsaber.
Electronic Arts has not made any official statement about the cancellation of the open-world Star Wars game but Kotaku claims that three people familiar with goings-on at the company have confirmed to it that this Star Wars game is no more.
Back in October 2017 when EA shut down Visceral Games, the publisher stated that it planned to shift the game to be a broader experience with the aim of allowing for more variety and player agency. The game would still be using the Frostbite Engine and its development team would re-imagine central elements of the game to give players a Star Wars adventure of greater depth and breadth to explore.
We’ll be sure to update the story once EA releases an official statement so stay tuned for more!