Recent reports that surfaced regarding a job listing for a new Star Wars game by EA Motive have now been officially shut down.
For those unaware, EA Motive actually put out a job listing for a programmer for working on “an upcoming Star Wars action game,” which was described as “an exciting new IP.”
Even though it was stated that this IP’s work was set to begin immediately, Motive Montreal came out on Twitter, explaining how the listing was, in reality, a human error and that the studio is not working on any new Star Wars game.
Here’s what they tweeted out:
Seeing as how Motive has worked on a previous Star Wars game as well, that game being Battlefront 2, and how the recent two games in the franchise – Jedi: Fallen Order and Squadrons, with the latter being their own game, were received with a lot of positive reception, it becomes clear that, if this listing was for real, the excitement amongst the fans must’ve been immense!
However, nothing but disappointment awaits us all, considering how Motive specifically shot down the theory that they could be working on a new IP. Some people also theorize that the listing was an old one for Squadrons that may have been reposted by accident.
As for the listing, well, it’s been changed since then, and it no longer mentions any game whatsoever. But, if we take into account how Patrick Klaus, the general manager over at Motive, stated that the studio is actually working on a lot of unannounced games, they may be requiring programmers for one of those.
Rest assured, Star Wars is not going to be amongst those games.
On a less disappointing note, EA’s Q2 2021 is right around the corner! That said, we may finally get a clue as to what Motive, and Electronic Arts in general, are up to.
Not to mention, let’s REALLY hope there are none of those copy-pasted games in the presentation anymore!