EA Secures Multi-Year Deal to Develop Star Wars Games
Written Monday, May 06, 2013 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Electronic Arts has been selected by Disney Interactive and Lucasfilm Ltd. to develop future Star Wars games following the closure of LucasArts earlier last month.
This sees EA entering into a multi-year, multi-title agreement that will incorporate studios like DICE, Visceral and BioWare. As you'll well know, the latter developed Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO, so is no stranger to the Star Wars license.
EA studios will be responsible for developing 'core' Star Wars experiences, while Disney Interactive will handle Star Wars titles for casual audiences.
"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."
Star Wars titles in development will be announced "in the coming months."
[Via StarWars.com | Thanks, ViperxSniper]