A project that had been codenamed “Gaia” from developer EA Motive (those behind Star Wars Squadrons) has been canceled after having been in development for six years. This is according to a report by Bloomberg.
Bloomberg states that “people familiar with the matter” said Electronic Arts stopped development on Gaia before giving the it an official title. The game was last seen during EA Play in June 2020 where the publisher showed off some footage calling it a “highly ambitious, innovative new game that puts the power and creativity” into the player’s hands.
The report also charts the trajectory of Gaia’s development, saying the game was teased back ing 2015 when former Assassin’s Creed 2 and Watch Dog executive producer Jade Raymond opened the EA studio in Montreal that same year. Motive’s staff grew when BioWare Montreal closed its doors in 2017, bringing creative leads from Star Wars Battlefront 2 — kicking off Gaia’s reboot in 2018.
EA gave a statement, but didn’t specifically mention the cancellation of this mysterious game. Spokesperson, John Reseburg said, “We have a deep and robust pipeline of new content with more than 35 new games in various levels of incubation and development.”