IN A NUTSHELL:
- EA scrapped the so-called Gaia project;
- It was an action adventure game developed by EA Motive, which in some ways resembled the Assassin's Creed series.
Bloomberg reports that Electronic Arts canceled Gaia, a project developed by EA Motive in Montreal, after five years of work. It was supposed to be a game reminiscent of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series of action adventure games (now the series is closer to RPG).
The title was never officially announced, but it appeared in several media statements of high-ranking Electronic Arts employees, such as Patrick Söderlund (then chief studios officer, no longer working there) and Blake Jorgensen (chief financial officer of EA). The project was initially worked on by the co-creator of the Assassin's Creed series - Jade Raymond - but in 2018 the developer left the company to join Google.
It's worth recalling that the title being developed by EA Motive made a brief appearance at last year's EA Play Live presentation, during which it was described as "a highly ambitious, innovative new game that puts power and creativity in the hands of the player and would be impossible without next-gen technology." At that time we saw some screenshots from a (very) early version of this production.
- Electronic Arts - official website