In fact they "almost got that deal" sealed, according to former studio manager Oskar Burman. If it had of gone through, LucasArts "would be alive today," replied Christofer Sundberg.
Just Cause is known for its massive open worlds and Avalanche would have pursued a singleplayer story set in a galaxy, far, far away. EA now commands the license.
"Long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, we almost got that deal when I was at Avalanche," Oskar Burman.
"If they had given us the deal back then Lucas Arts would be alive today," replied Avalanche's chief creative officer, Christofer Sundberg. "A massive SW open world game! We would have rocked it."
"Very much agree," said Burman. "You'd done wonders with the SW license. Single player, open world, travel in galaxy, do missions. Yummy!" Feel that massive heartbreak now crushing your soul? It'll stay that way for a while.
Exclusive videogame rights have been awarded to EA with BioWare said to be working on something, and that shouldn't include just more Star Wars: The Old Republic content. Apparently EA has DICE's Frostbite 3 engine lined up.
Right now Avalanche are working on Just Cause 3, so we'll just have to wait until a mod team slaps in some lightsabers.