The Walt Disney Company and Electronic Arts Inc. announced today a new multi-year exclusive licensing agreement was by to publish and develop games based on Star Wars characters and storylines. EA would be in charge of developing and publishing new Star Wars titles for a core gaming audience which would be on all interactive platforms and popular game genres at least most genres. Disney would retain certain rights to develop new titles in the mobile, social, tablet, and online game categories. So be on the lookout for future Star Wars titles from these companies.
“This agreement demonstrates our commitment to creating quality game experiences that drive the popularity of the Star Wars franchise for years to come,” said John Pleasants, Co-President of Disney Interactive. “Collaborating with one of the world’s premier game developers will allow us to bring an amazing portfolio of new Star Wars titles to our fans around the world.”
“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. DICE and Visceral will produce new games, joining the BioWare team which continues to develop for the Star Wars franchise. The new experiences we create may borrow from films, but the games will be entirely original with all new stories and gameplay.”