It's not a surprise that EA has managed its exclusive rights to the Star Wars franchise since this generation. While the original Xbox and Xbox 360 saw a tremendous amount of Star Wars content, EA has only managed to release the mediocre Star Wars Battlefront games which have not been well-received by critics or gamers. The Star Wars Battlefront II features egregious pay-to-win microtransactions, resulting in various governments to crack down on the practice. However, that's not all. Recently, a troubling report emerged which said that EA was not allowed to use Knights of the Old Republic games.
According to multiple reports by Den of Geek and other outlets, BioWare has repeatedly asked EA for permission to make a new Knights of the Old Republic game, but the executives at the parent company keep on denying that request. As with any such rumor, it may be some truth to this
Many months ago, EA closed Visceral Games. The team was working on a linear Star Wars game that Star Wars writer Gary Whitta said would have been the franchise's Uncharted. A few days ago, EA canceled the open-world Star Wars game at EA Vancouver ̵
Right now, it seems like there are only two single-player Star Wars games in development at EA. Respawn is working on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and EA Vancouver just started work on a smaller title. DICE may be developing Star Wars Battlefront III, but given the underwhelming reception of the past two, probably not the title gamers and critics want.
What you think of this whole saga – or fiasco – whatever you want to call it ? Let us know.