According to a report, Lucasfilm/Disney may be in talks with Ubisoft and Activision about taking over videogame publishing duties of the Star Wars license from EA, as they are supposedly deeply unhappy about the way EA has treated the license after Star Wars Battlefront 2 and the cancellation of Visceral's title.
The rumour was reported by Cinelinx. After the Loot Box issues of Star Wars Battlefront 2 brought Star Wars into the national press in a negative light, suggesting that they were selling gambling to children, right about the time The Last Jedi was about to come out, Disney/LucasFilm cannot have been happy with EA. Combined with the cancellation of Visceral's title, which LucasFilm was supposedly lead to believe would be the big release for 2018
We've already reported how Disney and Lucasfilm were unhappy with EA, but now according to Cinelinx's sources Lucasfilm are talking to at least Ubisoft and Activision about taking over the license. Regarding pulling the license from EA, according to Cinelinx "supposedly there's an addendum of some kind within the contract that would allow Disney to pull the license, or shop it around, if certain standards/conditions weren't being met."
Releasing just two Star Wars games in 4-6 years, and both being massively controversial, might be enough.
It should be pointed out that both Ubisoft and Activision have previously published Star Wars games. Ubisoft handled the Revenge of the Sith tie-in game and DS title Lethal Alliance, and Activision had the Jedi Knight games and Republic Commando. While we'd certainly go with Ubisoft over Activision for general quality (despite the gulf between those titles we just named), it's still frustrating that no matter what happens - we're still at minimum another two years away from another Star Wars videogame.
And we weren't that fond of the last one. Come back LucasArts, all is forgiven.