Add another one to the graveyard.
Ever since EA got the Star Wars license, their offerings have been somewhat on the slim side. While they released the highly popular Battlefront revival as well as the latest title, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, it feels like the license has not been utilized nearly as much as you’d expect for such an iconic series. Well, it seems another game in the franchise also quietly bit the dust, if a new report is to be believed.
According to Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, EA was working on a spinoff of some kind of the Battlefront games codenamed Viking. It was canceled last year. The game was being worked on by a combination of EA Vancouver and Criterion Games, and was meant to release sometime this year alongside next generation consoles. This comes after the high profile cancellations of two other Star Wars titles, Ragtag by Visceral, as well as Orca being developed by EA Vancouver. This will make the third Star Wars game since 2017 to be canceled by the publisher.
While game cancellations aren’t uncommon, it does seem as if EA has developed something of a troubled history with the license. Schreier does also say that a Fallen Order sequel is in the works, which has been speculated on for awhile, as well as a smaller title. Hopefully, they survive.