Depending on your feelings toward Electronic Arts and Star Wars, the news that the publisher is working on a new open-world game set in a galaxy, far, far away may elicit joy or despair (or perhaps cautious optimism).
In any case, it appears to be true: EA is reportedly creating a “Star Wars open world” title, at least according to some job listings on the company’s website. A listing for a lead online engineer points to definite “online features and infrastructure” for the game, which certainly raises the possibility of persistent worlds and massively multiplayer crowds.
The full job description is as follows: “Lead a team to deliver online features for a Star Wars open world project. You will design, architect and implement the online infrastructure for the project while working with industry-leading central technologies. You will lead a team of engineers to accomplish the goals for the product as well as be an effective people manager to grow the talent on the team. You will report to the project technical director and ensure that the online systems are meeting the robustness and performance requirements.”