EA Now Sole Publisher of Star Wars Games

Move over LucasArts, EA to now publish Star Wars games.

Lucasfilm Ltd. and Disney Interactive, the new heir to the Star Wars property, have just signed on a multi-year exclusive licensing agreement with EA. The official statement reads "...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". 

Well known companies like DICE (Battlefield developers), Visceral (Dead Space devs), and BioWare (Mass Effect, SWTOR devs) will be collaborating to bring us new Star Wars titles, most likely starting the development process now to release alongside the new movies slated for 2015.

Starwars.com also tells us that EA will develop for the core Star Wars audience, while Disney Interactive will bring us the casual Jar-Jar Binks Disney princess type of games. Their definition of "core audience" has not been very concrete here, but based on the developer team picks made we can safely assume that the audience includes the older generations.

Fingers crossed for Battlefront 3! Do you think that EA will do a better job than LucasArts?

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Published Jun. 18th 2020
  • McLain Anderson
    Columnist
    This is great news! I hope they revive Star Wars 1313 and Battlefront 3!!
  • Rothalack
    Master O' Bugs
    I think EA will realize what a huge responsibility this is. I think they know this is what is going to make or break them. They better step it up and make a spectacular come back with this IP. I have some faith that they will take great care in making these games and rebuild their reputation.
  • Red Blue Yellow
    Correspondent
    True Roth, there's a ton of pressure from the fan base to make Star Wars experiences immaculate. BioWare has a pretty good track record with the KOTOR series.

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