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EA Says Visceral's Cancelled Star Wars Game Was Too Linear

GamesIndustry.biz has more comments made by Blake Jorgensen at yesterday's Credit Suisse 21st Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, where the Electronic Arts CFO commented on the Star Wars game that was in the works at Visceral Games before it was cancelled by EA. He says they still may revive the project with a new developer to salvage some of what went into this, but he explains that as it was, the game was shaping up to be the kind of linear game that EA felt was way too 2012 for modern tastes (though some would question their judgment). Here's their rationale:

"Over the last five or six years, [Visceral Games] had shrunk in size," Jorgensen said. "It was down to about 80 people, which is sub-scale in our business. And the game they were making was actually being supported by a team in Vancouver and a team in Montreal because of that sub-scale nature. And we were trying to build a game that really pushed gameplay to the next level, and as we kept reviewing the game, it continued to look like a style of gaming, a much more linear game, that people don't like as much today as they did five years ago or 10 years ago."

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30. Re: EA Says Visceral's Cancelled Star Wars Game Was Too Linear Nov 30, 2017, 10:27 Darks
 
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Wesp5 wrote on Nov 30, 2017, 06:29:
So no one wants a linear single-player game anymore? Does anyone have numbers on how well the Doom and Wolfenstein remakes did? Because they were classical linear single-player shooters!

I feel like I'm regularly arguing with people here that claim linear games are awful. Where are they now? As soon as EA agrees with them suddenly they see the light?

Well, I wouldn't be one of them, I happen to like Linear games. I dont mind them at all. I like both open worlds and linear. as long as the story is good and the game plays well. I'm all in. makes no difference.

EA is just so full of shit, you cant believe anything they say anymore.
 
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