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EA ‘Cancelled Star Wars Battlefront Spin-Off’

EA reportedly cancelled a ‘Star Wars Battlefront’ spin-off last year. Image Source/ Bang Showbiz It’s said the title – which was codenamed ‘Viking’ – was originally set to be released this year as part of Sony and Microsoft’s next generation console lineup, but timescales changing meant the project was allegedly shelved. Kotaku reports: “EA Vancouver […]

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EA reportedly cancelled a ‘Star Wars Battlefront’ spin-off last year.

Image Source/ Bang Showbiz

It’s said the title – which was codenamed ‘Viking’ – was originally set to be released this year as part of Sony and Microsoft’s next generation console lineup, but timescales changing meant the project was allegedly shelved.

Kotaku reports:

“EA Vancouver spent some time designing ideas and prototypes for Viking, and Criterion came aboard soon afterward [but] that was when the problems started…

“Although Criterion was, on paper, the lead studio, the logistical challenges of cross-country game development made that a difficult proposition.

“As one person involved with the game said,'”too many cooks’ was a running theme.”

It means the potential game is the third ‘Star Wars’ title to be cancelled, including Amy Hennig’s Ragtag and EA Vancouver’s Orca.