A job listing for a position at Electronic Arts may hold the answers to what kind of Star Wars game the studio is developing.
The job listing, found on EA’s official website, puts out a call for a senior online designer to take up a position at EA Vancouver. The position’s description reads as follows:
We are looking for a talented and experienced Lead Online Designer to join an established group of developers working on a AAA Star Wars title in development at EA Vancouver. This is an opportunity to join a veteran team and help craft the vision and execution of a compelling, innovative and immersive Star Wars experience.
Looking down the position’s responsibilities, the designer will be expected to work with other development heads to “define and execute on the vision for a unique online experience,” as well as “lead the design, execution, and tuning of all online game modes, social experiences and live service features,” among other tasks. These requirements suggest that EA Vancouver’s mysterious Star Wars title will be heavily—if not exclusively—multiplayer focused.
A previous job listing posted for EA Vancouver called for a designer that would “lead a team to deliver Online features for a Star Wars Open World project.” Assuming these listings are for the same project, it would indicate that the studio’s new game will fall into a similar open-world multiplayer category as games like Tom Clancy’s The Division. If EA Vancouver’s current project is founded on the remains of Visceral’s cancelled Star Wars project, it would make sense for the new game to take an open-world multiplayer direction, considering Visceral’s attempt was supposedly axed for being too linear.
There is a good chance fans will learn more about EA Vancouver’s Star Wars project during E3 2018. While the publisher’s own reveal event is technically separate from E3 proper, EA Play 2018 will start the same weekend as other E3 press events.
Source: Electronic Arts