Electronic Arts are preparing for their big EA Play event next week, which is rumoured to host a number of exciting new announcements. This may include a Dead Space remake. However, they’ve now told fans not to expect any new Star Wars game announcements at the event, suggesting they’ll only have more to share in 2022.
EA told fans yesterday that they don’t plan to unveil any new Star Wars games at EA Play next week, but will have more to talk about next year instead.
Previous rumours suggested that a remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was in the works, but it sounds like we may have to wait until 2022 for any update or confirmation on that. EA stated:
“We won’t be showing any new Star Wars games at EA Play Live on July 22nd…but all of us look forward to celebrating with you next year when we share our vision for the Galaxy far, far away!”
The Star Wars license has now been made available outside of EA, with the Ubisoft teams responsible for The Division working on a new Star Wars game. LucasArts have yet to reveal any more potential studios that could take on the IP, but it was reported that developers other than Ubisoft and EA may have the Star Wars license, and will work on new games in the popular mega-franchise. Unfortunately, they may still be a long way off from any official reveals, especially from EA at this stage.
EA Play is shaping up to be an event to look out for, as the company has been dropping smaller mini-events leading up to the big one on July 22nd. Thanks to numerous leaks circulating around reputable insiders and sources, it seems very likely that EA Motive has been working on a “reimagining” of Dead Space, which is said to be a full-on remake of the original title by the now-defunct Visceral Games. Unfortunately, we won’t receive any updates on either Dragon Age 4 or Mass Effect 4 either. Only time will tell if these rumours turn out to be true, but the absence of any new Star Wars title is definitely felt considering EA has annually released one new game in the series.