May 7, 2013
Electronic Arts to make Star Wars titles for Disney
EA and Disney have announced that EA will be making core audience Star Wars titles. EA will be bringing titles to the PC, consoles, tablets, and more. There are no titles announced at this time, nor is the fate for Star Wars First Assault, or Star Wars 1313. President of EA labels, Frank Gibeau, did drop a few studio names that could make future Star Wars titles, these studios include Visceral, DICE, and Bioware. Bioware has already done a Star Wars title with The Old Republic. Gibeau also stated that “These imaginative teams will make games that may borrow from films, but the games will be entirely original with all new stories. Powering it all will be the the Frostbite 3 development engine”. So we will have new original games on a great looking engine, this is intriguing. Battlefront 3 with the destructibility and vehicle combat of Battlefield would be a fever dream. I know that EA is not everyones favorite company, but this could possibly be redeeming; as long as we don’t get microtransactions ad nauseum. Once we hear more on what EA has planned for any future Star Wars titles, we will update. Anxious? Nervous? Think this is a bad idea? Let us know below.