EA Signs Up with Lucasfilm

May 7, 2013 at 9:16 am | Posted in Lucasfilm, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Video Games | 4 Comments

Electronic Arts has signed a multi-year, multi-title agreement with Lucasfilm Ltd. for “the creation of new high quality Star Wars games aimed at the core gaming audience and spanning multiple genres for console, PC, mobile, and tablets.” StarWars.com revealed the announcement, which also states that EA will be working with BioWare “in the development of new Star Wars games.” Kathleen Kennedy also weighed in on the announcement.

“Our number one objective was to find a developer who could consistently deliver our fans great Star Wars games for years to come. When we looked at the talent of the teams that EA was committing to our games and the quality of their vision for Star Wars, the choice was clear.”

The statement goes on to say that EA will focus on core games while Disney Interactive will focus on casual games. You can read the full announcement here.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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  1. So Disney shut down LucasArts so they could exclusively license Star Wars games to EA.

    Die in a fire Disney

  2. LOL, well, I don’t think it’s such a bad thing. While I was beginning to look forward to Star Wars 1313, LucasArts was having a really hard time putting games out there. If EA can put out more games, then I think it’s a good move. Though I’d personally like to see everyone have an open filed to make Star Wars games. Variety is always nice.

  3. Yeah, my issue is that it’s exclusively with one publisher, and EA at that. They’ve earned a very bad reputation and I do mean earned. Even if it was some other publisher, the fact that they apparently aren’t going to license to anyone else is hugely disappointing. As you said, variety would be nice. Instead it would appear all we will be able to reasonably expect is rushed release titles that are overhyped, require EA’s distribution channel, likely intrusive and annoying DRM, and lacking in creativity. That’s what EA has been releasing lately even with their big name franchises and I don’t think they’d do any differently with the SW title relatively guaranteeing a minimum level of sales for any given title.

  4. But let’s be honest, how many times have you wanted to post something like “Die in a fire, Disney” in the past few months? ;)


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