Electronic Arts Buys Even Deeper into the Star Wars Franchise
Electronic Arts has been the main contributor in terms on PC games and other related software releases based on the Star Wars franchise. However the developer is looking to further increase its potential for new releases, by cutting even deeper into the publishing rights owned by Disney.
The Star Wars franchise seems never ending with the developers investing their resources into bringing it to life each time in different forms. With Disney acquiring LucasFilm last year, Electronic Arts have decided to even further purchase into the publishing rights for upcoming titles.
Since 1977 when first released there have been a great number of games based on the Star Wars universe. One of the most recent and successful title comes in the form of the MMO by Electronic Arts named The Old Republic. With its success EA is planing on further expanding its universe and maybe release new titles with the recent acquisition of the publishing rights from Disney. John Pleasants, Co-President of Disney Interactive stated:
“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.”