You had to assume this was coming. No-brainer.
Electronic Arts and Disney have announced a new multi-year agreement that will result in the development and publication of new games based on the legendary "Star Wars" franchise. Who's psyched?
The agreement states that EA will produce new Star Wars titles for a "core gaming audience" and unsurprisingly, they will be released across "all interactive platforms." Disney will retain the rights to generate new stuff for the mobile, social, tablet and online markets. Said EA Labels president Frank Gibeau:
"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."
Currently, we know that DICE and Visceral Games are working on a new Star Wars game; it's going to utilize the fresh Frostbite 3 engine. BioWare will continue to support Star Wars: The Old Republic, and there's no word on the status of Star Wars 1313 .
"The new experiences we create may borrow from films, but the games will be entirely original with all new stories and gameplay."
This is one series that will never die. And how much did Lucas sell "Star Wars" for again? Over $2 billion or something like that? I wonder if anyone thought the franchise would be worth that kind of money when it first launched way back in 1977…