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Visceral Star Wars game in 'earliest concepting phase'

Visceral is starting work on its Star Wars game, according to a job listing dug up by Superannuation. The position calls for "an experienced Senior Game Designer to help lead the design and guide a pre-vis team currently in concept phase on a Next-Gen Star Wars title. "

The designer will join a new team within the studio which is at the "earliest concepting phase of game development." EA previously made it clear that none of the games arising from its exclusive deal with Disney will release this year.

The posting reveals little else about the game (it sounds like there isn't much to discuss yet), but it does ask for an "excellent grasp of level design: scripting, laying out combat spaces, combining core mechanics into fun sequences."

So Visceral's Star Wars game will for sure feature levels. And fighting. So much for Sabacc Night at the Inventory...

EA has said it wants to ride some of the new Star Wars films' momentum by releasing around the same time (via GameSpot), so expect to see Visceral's efforts surface sometime in 2015.

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11 comments

  • occasionalgoldfish - May 27, 2013 11:34 a.m.

    I hope that they revive 1313. That game looked awesome!
  • punkamisto - May 26, 2013 12:39 p.m.

    I was going to say KOTOR but then I saw Visceral, so no RPG for sure..Oh well, we will certainly going to shot something that´s for sure.
  • Z-man427 - May 25, 2013 4 p.m.

    All I want is what The Force Unleashed should have been. Something like God of War/Dante's Inferno, but with lightsabers and The Force. Not as gory, but dark and violent.
  • BlueScorpion91 - May 25, 2013 3:54 a.m.

    That was one of the best, lol.
  • ZeeCaptain - May 24, 2013 9:42 p.m.

    It'll probably be something along the lines of a third person shooter of sorts, just by the devs history of army of two and dead space, not my favorite games but this might work out...
  • N7Spartan95 - May 24, 2013 9:36 p.m.

    Please be Battlefront III, please be Battlefront III, please be Battlefront III, please be Battlefront III, please be Battlefront III... Hey, a guy can dream, can't he?
  • CUFCfan616 - May 24, 2013 5:13 p.m.

    So EA are hoping to jump on the new films momentum? Does this mean we can expect in typical EA fashion a yearly update of the same game set on a different planet maybe with slightly flashier graphics and more realistic ball control? Sorry, slipped into FIFA mode there
  • ObliqueZombie - May 24, 2013 2:58 p.m.

    They're the master of a seamless HUD, so somethinlike that!
  • haxxoromg - May 24, 2013 3:34 p.m.

    oh man seamless hud? crawling through dark,claustrophobic sci-fi settings and shooting aliens? if they dont reboot star wars republic commandos im going to have to punch somebody
  • olane123 - May 24, 2013 2:01 p.m.

    Since its Visceral im hoping for undead Ewoks spreading across the Galaxy devouring the souls of Inoccents to the tune of yub yub - On a serious note im looking for a more gritty version of the star wars universe hopefully looking at the fall of the sith empire, follow the short story of the IG-88 assassin droid that gained sentience and went on a killing spree or finally the story of a Sith reforming and joining the jedi order
  • jason-t-ayresa - May 24, 2013 1:54 p.m.

    Something better than the Clone Wars games, those were not good.

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