This is not an April Fools joke.
While many Star Wars fans are enjoying (and still playing) Battlefront, there is a large segment of fans who have already abandoned it. While the PS4 userbase is still very strong, and the Xbox One player base is decent, the game is virtually dead on the PC with fewer than 7,000 players on average playing.
This apparently is leading EA to rethink their Star Wars games going forward, and they have possibly cancelled two unannounced titles.
Our buddy Jordan at Cinelinx (who has good sources on the Star Wars gaming side of things) has heard some rumblings on the future of Star Wars games:
Supposedly, this has caused some shuffling about and moving of one title forward, while 2 other #StarWars games may have been scrapped.
— Jordan Maison (@JordanMaison) April 1, 2016
So far the unannounced Star Wars titles that are known of is the EA Visceral one, which is a story-based third-person adventure. There’s also been talk of an open world game being worked on by a Canadian studio, as well as a Star Wars game Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond is involved in (although that could be the Visceral one). Of course a sequel to Battlefront was rumored, but this report could put that in doubt.
Of the games unannounced that have been whispered about, the Visceral one is the the most likely to be pushed forward. It was expected to be announced this year, so that one could be the most safe of the future Star Wars titles if this rumor is true.