This mystery project was originally born out of three dedicated developers, before it became a full fledged project.
It sounds like in addition to all the projects we do know that EA’s Motive studio is up to, they may actually be working on another one. So, a quick recap first- the studio has two offices, one in Montreal, and the other in Vancouver. The Vancouver office is currently working on a new open world Star Wars game, and also a new Plants vs Zombies game, while the Montreal branch is helping on Star Wars, and working on a new open world action adventure IP.
With me so far? Good, because it seems like there is more. Speaking to Game Informer, EA Motive’s Jade Raymond, best known for her tenure at Ubisoft, where she stewarded the Assassin’s Creed franchise for a while, confirmed that there’s another game in the works in the Montreal studio.
“In Montreal, we have a big IP and then we have a second project, and the thing that I’m really excited about is that project was totally born from three passionate people who just worked on a pitch in their spare time,” Raymond said. “They were super passionate, saying ‘let us prototype it, let us do it,’ and we managed to give them some space to get it done because it was exciting. People saw what was going on and more people wanted to join their team. Now it’s a fully-fledged project, so we were able to get that going within Motive, which I think is one of the benefits of having a smaller studio.”
That’s good to hear, of course. Still, between Star Wars, Plants vs Zombies, the new IP, and now this brand new project, I just hope Motive doesn’t end up stretching itself too thin. It could happen, even with two studios- I just hope they prioritize and focus on one game at a time, and that all four games that are delivered are the best they can be as a result of that focus.