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Old 05-06-2013, 04:31 PM   #1
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EA aquires Star Wars License

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ELECTRONIC ARTS SELECTED FOR MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT FOR THE FUTURE OF STAR WARS GAMING
May 06, 2013
Today it was announced that Lucasfilm Ltd. and Disney Interactive are entering into a multi-year, multi-title exclusive licensing agreement with Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) for the creation of new high quality Star Wars games spanning multiple genres for console, PC, mobile, and tablets.

Industry leaders and creators of best-in-class blockbuster games, the development and publishing teams at EA will collaborate with the creative teams at Lucasfilm to provide audiences with all-new gaming experiences set in the ever-expanding Star Wars galaxy. As part of the agreement, EA studio teams DICE (Battlefield series) and Visceral (Dead Space series) will join BioWare (Mass Effect series, Star Wars: The Old Republic) in the development of new Star Wars games.

"Our number one objective was to find a developer who could consistently deliver our fans great Star Wars games for years to come," said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. "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."

While EA studios will develop for the core Star Wars gaming audience, Disney Interactive will focus on delivering new Star Wars games for casual audiences on mobile, social, tablet, and online gaming platforms.

"This agreement demonstrates our commitment to creating quality game experiences that drive the popularity of the Star Wars franchise for years to come," said John Pleasants, co-president of Disney Interactive. "Collaborating with one of the world's premier game developers will allow us to bring an amazing portfolio of new Star Wars titles to fans around the world."

"Every developer dreams of creating games for the Star Wars universe," said EA Labels President Frank Gibeau. "Three of our top studios will fulfill that dream, crafting epic adventures for Star Wars fans. The new experiences we create may borrow from films, but the games will be entirely original with all new stories and gameplay."

More information, including titles in development, will be announced in the coming months. Continue to check StarWars.com for updates on the future of Star Wars gaming.
SOURCE - http://starwars.com/news/electronic-...rs-gaming.html

It's good that Disney killed Lucasarts for a far more competent company

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Still it would be interesting to see if DICE could make Battlefront III or a new KoTOR
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:40 PM   #2
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Hey, new IPs based on an existing IP are still new IPs in my book. It is what the industry needs right now.
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:45 PM   #3
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:51 PM   #4
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You know what? I'm gonna be hopeful on this. EA has a new CEO, they've been cleaning house, and goddamn it I want a new awesome Star Wars game to fall in love with. Let's hope these are all the makings of a brand new Star Wars game series we can all love.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:22 AM   #5
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Didn't EA say that they weren't making games for Wii U any more?
Guess that means no Star Wars games on Wii U.
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:44 PM   #6
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Kinda pumped for this, if anything I guess I'm just excited for a possible new branch of Star Wars games. Pretty excited to see what comes from this.
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It will be interesting to see what EA does with this. I expect lots of DLC's and more greed like tactics for their future games.
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Didn't EA say that they weren't making games for Wii U any more?
Guess that means no Star Wars games on Wii U.
That'd suck if there were any games from EA to look forward to on Wii U.

Their loss.
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