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Report: EA cancels new property Gaia after six years in development at EA Motive

EA has reportedly canceled a new property codenamed 'Gaia' after six years in development.

Chris Kerr

February 26, 2021

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EA has reportedly canceled a new property codenamed 'Gaia' after six years in development. 

The project was being worked on by Star Wars: Squadrons developer EA Motive, and was briefly teased during a video showcase at EA Play 2020.

According to sources familiar with the project, speaking to Bloomberg, production had faltered in recent years due to "cultural clashes" that resulted in the departure of creative leads and other issues.

At one point, it's claimed the project underwent at least one major reboot, and after over half a decade in the development trenches EA eventually scrapped the project during the same internal review that saw Anthem bite the dust

The cancellation apparently won't affect the Motive dev team, however, which will continue to work on other projects at EA.

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Chris Kerr

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Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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