In the Hoth-like coldness of Star Wars "Wilderness Years", following Return of the Jedi in 1983 but before The Phantom Menace in 1999, advancements in the story of the galaxy far, far away had to be done in the form of books, comics, and video games.
Interestingly, sometime after Jorgensen's statements, the data miners discovered personalization objects among the files of Star Wars: Battlefront II.
It was a pleasant surprise to see multiplayer return in 2005's Star Wars Battlefront II, both because people still cherish that game and, well, 2017's Battlefront II didn't pan out how we would've liked. However, a lot of them couldn't help but feel joyful at the idea that even a decade-old game is getting updated this year. "270MB patch for a 2005 game in 2018?"
So unless EA has another secret Star Wars project that we don't know about, it probably didn't turn down Double Damage's pitch because it was too similar to something it already had going on. Notable among those is Destauch's "Darth Vader In Pink". A hidden character customization screen was discovered in late November that tipped EA's hand on further customization for the game. Not to mention you probably don't want Darth Vader in pink.
The reboot of the series in 2014 saw the franchise reborn and last year's Star Wars Battlefront II was heavily criticized for pushing loot boxes on players. "No offense to pink, but I don't think that's right in the canon", Jorgensen was quoted as saying by PC Gamer at the time.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC.