Monday, May 6, 2013

EA Signs Exclusive Deal To Develop Star Wars Games

Disney and EA announced today that they have signed a multi-year exclusive licensing agreement to develop and publish new Star Wars games. Disney will have rights for mobile, social, tablet and online platforms while EA will be handling new Star Wars titles for a core gaming audience, spanning all interactive platforms and the most popular game genres.

Disney said: "This agreement demonstrates our commitment to creating quality game experiences that drive the popularity of the Star Wars franchise for years to come. 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."

EA said: "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. 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."

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