by on May 7, 2013

EA secures exclusive licensing deal to develop and publish Star Wars games

The Walt Disney Company and EA have announced a new multi-year exclusive licensing agreement to developer and publish new games based on Star Wars characters and storylines.

EA plans to developer and publish new Star Wars titles for a “core gaming audience”, with the promise to span all interactive platforms and the most popular game genres.

Battlefield developer DICE and Dead Space studio Visceral join BioWare in making titles using the Star War license.

“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.”

Disney will retain certain rights to develop new titles within the mobile, social, tablet and online game categories.

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

With Visceral working on the Star Wars franchise does this mean Dead Space has been retired as VideoGamer.com reported earlier this year?

Also, who else it totally hyped to see a Star Wars Battlefield game?

Source: Press release

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