Gaming juggernaut EA has announced today that they will be shutting down their studio Visceral Games, known for such titles as Dead Space and Battlefield Hardline. The studio was in the middle of creating a Star Wars action game being lead by former Uncharted director Amy Hennig. Now that game is being revamped and will be moving to a new studio. EA’s Patrick Soderlund said this in a blog post:
A development team from across EA Worldwide Studios will take over development of this game, led by a team from EA Vancouver that has already been working on the project. Our Visceral studio will be ramping down and closing, and we’re in the midst of shifting as many of the team as possible to other projects and teams at EA.
Lastly, while we had originally expected this game to launch late in our fiscal year 2019, we’re now looking at a new timeframe that we will announce in the future.
Hennig’s involvement with the project is currently unknown.