According to Games Radar, Electronic Arts has approved a new Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic project. “Re-imaging” would be EA’s approach for the new game. The new Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic game will “integrate elements from the first two games in order to bring certain things into the current Star Wars canon.”
Last year it was reported that EA had cancelled EA Vancouver’s Project Orca. This project was meant to be an open world Star Wars game. This was the second project cancelled by the developer.
Visceral Games had started a project for a Star Wars game under the code name Ragtag, the game was being directed by Amy Hennig, but when EA closed the studio, EA Vancouver took over the task of continue the project, it was announced that they will be working on a Star Wars game under the code name Orca, they kept some of the assets and changed from a linear-action-adventure approach to an open world adventure game.
“There’s been speculation overnight about one of our ‘Star Wars’ projects,” EA said. “As a natural part of the creative process, the great work by our team in Vancouver continues and will evolve into future ‘Star Wars’ content and games. We’re fully committed to making more ‘Star Wars’ games, we’re very excited about ‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ from Respawn, and we’ll share more about our new projects when the time is right.”
The Walt Disney Company, which owns the “Star Wars” franchise, signed a multi-year, multi-title exclusive licensing agreement with EA in 2013. The publisher would focus on creating games for the core “Star Wars” audience, while Disney Interactive focused on titles for casual audiences on mobile, social, and online gaming platforms. Since then, the only games EA has produced are a pair of online shooters, “Star Wars Battlefront” and “Star Wars Battlefront II.”