EA to look after future Star Wars games
LucasArts maybe all but gone, but a new exclusive agreement between Walt Disney and EA means that there will be no shortage of Star Wars games in the future.
The multi-year exclusive licensing agreement between Walt Disney and EA sees, EA develop and publish Star Wars games for a core audience, spanning all interactive platforms and the most popular games genres, while Disney will retain the rights to develop new Star Wars titles for mobile, social, tablet and online game categories.
In the press release about the agreement, EA Labels President Frank Gibeau made the following statement, stating which EA owned studios would develop future Star Wars games.
“Three of our top studios will fulfill that dream, crafting epic adventures for Star Wars fans. DICE and Visceral will produce new games, joining the BioWare team which continues to develop for the Star Wars franchise. The new experiences we create may borrow from films, but the games will be entirely original with all new stories and gameplay.”
It will be interesting to see what Star Wars games these three studios may create. Although I hope that DICE and Visceral will be finishing off Star Wars 1313 and Star Wars: First Assault, two games which were pretty much cancelled after LucasArts went under. With that said I’m not overly fond of the idea of Bioware making new Star Wars games. Granted Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was a brilliant game, but their recent Star Wars game, the mmo, Star Wars: The Old Republic was a disaster.
It will be interesting to see what EA do with the Star Wars license in the near to far future. Maybe we might learn something at this year’s E3.
Author: Aaron Meehan
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