Rumor: "Next-Gen Open World Star Wars game" in development

EA Canada (FIFA, NHL) may be working with Visceral Games (Dead Space series) on a Next-Gen Open World Star Wars game.

Superannuation spotted some job listings posted by Electronic Arts seeking an animation director, an executive producer and a lead combat designer position for “a major new next gen open world action game” at EA Canada. The lead combat designer position was linked to the Star Wars property by a former recruiter for the publisher on Twitter back in September and now, thanks to the recent ad description, we know that this “next-gen Star Wars project”, could possibly be an open-world game.

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If you remember, Star Wars 1313 supposedly was also being developed as an open world game before Disney (owner of the IP) canned the game’s development in April.

By the way, DICE is working on Star Wars: Battlefront, which is expected to be released in the summer of  2.015.

Thanks, Kotaku & Joystiq.