EA and Disney agree to multi-year, multi-game Star Wars deal
Authored by Andrew Esposito
Electronic Arts and The Walt Disney company have announced a multi-year agreement to develop and publish new games based on Star Wars characters and stories.
EA will create new Star Wars titles for a “core gaming audience.” These games will span “all platforms” and “the most popular game genres.”
Disney, meanwhile, will retain rights to create new Star Wars games for the mobile, social, tablet, and online markets.
EA Labels president, Frank Gibeau said in a statement:
“Every developer dreams of creating games for the Star Wars universe. Three of our top studios will fulfill that dream, crafting epic adventures for Star Wars fans.”
Battlefield studio DICE and Dead Space outfit Visceral Games are currently making new Star Wars games. These two studios join BioWare, which will continue to support Star Wars: The Old Republic. The new games from DICE and Visceral will run on the Frostbite 3 engine.
Gibeau went on to say that:
“The new experiences we create may borrow from films, but the games will be entirely original with all new stories and gameplay.”
Financial terms of the EA-Disney deal were not disclosed.
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