EA Vancouver staffing up for ‘Star Wars Open World project’

EA Vancouver staffing up for ‘Star Wars Open World project’
Mike Harradence Updated on by

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Electronic Arts’ Vancouver studio is reportedly developing an open-world Star Wars title, according to a job listing posted by the company.

The developer is on the lookout for a lead online engineer at the Burnaby-based studio, and explicitly states that the successful applicant will be leading a team ‘to deliver Online features for a Star Wars Open World project.’ It also mentions ‘experience implementing Online features such as Matchmaking, Asynchronous interactions, Live services, Server-host migration, etc.’

That’s about all there is to know about the mystery project right now, although the job listing does indicate it’ll be a multiplatform title, so presumably we can expect it to release on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One at the very least. 

Of course, the most obvious question is whether this could be the new incarnation of Visceral Games’ Star Wars title, which was brought back to the drawing board after the studio was shuttered by EA last year. Following its closure, EA said that future work on the title would be handled by its Vancouver studio, so this could very well be an early indication of what direction the project is heading in. 

Nothing official has been said about the status of that project, however, and there’s a chance this could be completely unrelated. Regardless, EA right now is busy supporting Star Wars Battlefront II, which received a new progression-changing patch last week.