EA Confirms Closure of Visceral Games, Star Wars Project Still Happening

May the force be with you, Visceral.

Visceral Games, the development team behind sci-fi horror franchise Dead Space will be closing down, EA revealed in a news update.

Previously known as EA Redwood Shores, Visceral Games was a subsidiary of Electronic Arts and had been working on an ‘authentic’ new Star Wars game prior to the announcement. EA filled in some more blanks in the update, revealing the game will be a “story-based, linear adventure” that will be created with the Frostbite engine (also used for Mass Effect: Andromeda). EA also made it clear that while Visceral Games is no longer, EA Worldwide Studios will be resuming work on the Star Wars project, which was originally projected to release by 2019. A new timeframe will be announced in the future.

EA also noted that it would be “shifting the game to be a broader experience that allows for more variety and player agency” in addition to reworking its central concepts.

The original Visceral Games website now links to a page for Battlefield Hardline, Visceral’s last IP developed in collaboration with EA DICE.