Electronic Arts has lifted a tiny corner of the lid on Visceral Games' secretive next title after it unveiled a brief look at concept footage of the game at its E3 2016 press conference.
The 'Star Wars: A Look Ahead' video (below) also gave fans a brief peek at its upcoming slate of Star Wars games, including Respawn Entertainment's unannounced Star Wars project and Star Wars: Battlefront 2 - which is being co-developed by DICE and Motive Studios. It also teased that Bioware is hard at work on a new game set in a galaxy far, far away.
Set for a 2018 release, the third-person, action-adventure title in development by Visceral Games - best known for the sci-fi survival horror series Dead Space - is being co-developed by Electronic Arts' Motive Studios, headed up by Assassin's Creed 2 producer, Jade Raymond.
The concept footage shows a male character walking out onto the streets of a sandy, Mos Eisley Spaceport-esque location. Tie Fighters fly overhead, while two classic-era Star Destroyers can be spotted lurking in the background. Red banners can also be seen, although the logo adorning the banners is seemingly neither the Imperial or New Order symbol fans will be familiar with.
Before the teaser aired at EA's E3 2016 Play event, Raymond took to the stage to confirm that Star Wars: Battlefront 2 is being co-developed by DICE - who helmed the 2015 reboot of the FPS franchise - in conjunction with Motive Studios as well. Raymond stated that the studios have both "listened to fans" (which could be a hint toward a much-desired single-player mode), while also promising that content from LucasArts' new trilogy of films would be included in the sequel.
Not content with championing just one third-person, action-adventure Star Wars title, Respawn Entertainment's Star Wars project was also mentioned, with EA revealing that the studio behind Titanfall (and its newly unveiled sequel) will be set in a different era of the Star Wars universe.
No footage was shown of Respawn's Star Wars game, but the video does show two motion-capture actors engaged in a fierce duel with lightsabers.
Bioware's next entry in EA's frighteningly large armada of Star Wars games also was alluded to, with Bioware Austin designer James Ohlen stating that the studio has more stories it wants to tell beyond its MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic.