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Default Lucasfilm made a deal with EA - 05-06-2013, 21:22 | posts: 274 | Location: southern California, U.S.

ELECTRONIC ARTS SELECTED FOR MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT FOR THE FUTURE OF STAR WARS GAMING
May 06, 2013
"Today it was announced that Lucasfilm Ltd. and Disney Interactive are entering into a multi-year, multi-title exclusive licensing agreement with Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) for the creation of new high quality Star Wars games spanning multiple genres for console, PC, mobile, and tablets.

Industry leaders and creators of best-in-class blockbuster games, the development and publishing teams at EA will collaborate with the creative teams at Lucasfilm to provide audiences with all-new gaming experiences set in the ever-expanding Star Wars galaxy. As part of the agreement, EA studio teams DICE (Battlefield series) and Visceral (Dead Space series) will join BioWare (Mass Effect series, Star Wars: The Old Republic) in the development of new Star Wars games.

"Our number one objective was to find a developer who could consistently deliver our fans great Star Wars games for years to come," said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. "When we looked at the talent of the teams that EA was committing to our games and the quality of their vision for Star Wars, the choice was clear."

While EA studios will develop for the core Star Wars gaming audience, Disney Interactive will focus on delivering new Star Wars games for casual audiences on mobile, social, tablet, and online gaming platforms.

"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 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. The new experiences we create may borrow from films, but the games will be entirely original with all new stories and gameplay."

More information, including titles in development, will be announced in the coming months. Continue to check StarWars.com for updates on the future of Star Wars gaming"

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Default 05-06-2013, 21:32 | posts: 3,714

As long as they don't embed crippling DRM on the games so bad you'd want to force choke them.
(and of course as long as they turn out great; 'decent' or 'good' no longer does the franchise justice)

How long before a Mass Effect-style (a.k.a. cover shooting) Star Wars game, though? =b




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Default 05-06-2013, 21:33 | posts: 2,285 | Location: Netherlands

So...uhm...Battlefront III, KOTOR III and Dark Forces III, huh?
   
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Default 05-06-2013, 21:39 | posts: 9,775 | Location: UK

Had to be EA.
Oh well, fingers crossed, at least Star Wars is coming to life again
   
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Default 05-06-2013, 21:46 | posts: 274 | Location: southern California, U.S.

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Had to be EA.
Oh well, fingers crossed, at least Star Wars is coming to life again
Yeah, that's exactly what I thought when i saw this.
   
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Default 05-06-2013, 21:49 | posts: 4,651 | Location: Logd n jst 2 change avatar

really! EA! well atleast it wasnt Activision.
   
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Default 05-06-2013, 21:52 | posts: 5,840 | Location: Tacoma, Washington

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really! EA! well atleast it wasnt Activision.
Considering EA is the lesser of the two evils when it comes down to those companies. Even when they have Origin, I'd rather buy their games.
   
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Default 05-06-2013, 21:56 | posts: 3,714

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really! EA! well atleast it wasnt Activision.
Well, we could probably get COD: Jedi Warfare and Sith Ops with Activision.
Or maybe Jedi's Creed with Ubisoft.





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Default 05-06-2013, 21:57 | posts: 2,279 | Location: Manchester, UK

Ohh baby, the prospect of a Dice made Battlefront is just to much - I want it NOW!!!.

In saying that, I'd love to see what Visceral come up with.

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Default 05-06-2013, 22:13 | posts: 10,788 | Location: Finland

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So...uhm...Battlefront III, KOTOR III and Dark Forces III, huh?
Jedi Knight... Mixed with Kotor....
   
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Default 05-06-2013, 22:28 | posts: 776

C'mon, EA is the DARKSIDE ffs, you really want that?
   
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Default 05-06-2013, 22:28 | posts: 5,840 | Location: Tacoma, Washington

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As long as they don't embed crippling DRM on the games so bad you'd want to force choke them.
(and of course as long as they turn out great; 'decent' or 'good' no longer does the franchise justice)

How long before a Mass Effect-style (a.k.a. cover shooting) Star Wars game, though? =b
Its EA which probably means they'll be attached to origin, or maybe not. But I'm betting they'll require it in some form.
   
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Default 05-07-2013, 02:05 | posts: 1,055

The dark side in league with the dark side?

Oh boy, I can't wait to see these "quality" titles! ;D
   
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Default 05-07-2013, 02:15 | posts: 19,055 | Location: Toronto, Canada

I would have rather Bethesda, Take-Two Interactive or Square Enix instead. I'm surprised they didn't go with Square Enix seeing how Disney has had prior collaborations with them.

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Default 05-07-2013, 05:54 | posts: 256 | Location: Wellington, NZ

Such a shame.

Was hoping for a nice Rebellion reboot. Since it's EA I won't buy out of principle. Though better than ubisoft.
   
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Default 05-07-2013, 06:38 | posts: 260 | Location: New Zealand

i'm just gonna leave this here also I didn't think the dark side could get any darker

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Default 05-07-2013, 13:13 | posts: 1,156 | Location: UK

Wouldn't it be funny if Disney spent all that money to get their hands on the Star Wars franchise only to find out no one cares about it...

Haven't we had enough Star Wars?

It's not like there is anything new which could be added to either a film, book, game that hasn't been seen before in the existing mythology/chronology, is there?

Dunno, but any 'magic' the Star Wars franchise has just seems really outdated in 2013, let alone two summers from now when the film gets released.
   
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Default 05-07-2013, 13:21 | posts: 3,681 | Location: Nederland

Ouch EA.

R.I.P. all those Games.
   
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Default 05-07-2013, 14:22 | posts: 3,714

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Its EA which probably means they'll be attached to origin, or maybe not. But I'm betting they'll require it in some form.
I consider Origin about as much DRM as Steam is, or UPlay.
I'm more concerned about the additional always-on requirement like with SimCity and some Ubisoft titles.




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Default 05-07-2013, 18:31 | posts: 776

I left Star Wars after the original 3 films, anything after those were just money milking.
   
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Default 05-07-2013, 22:49 | posts: 1,455 | Location: US

Bahahahaha.

In a word, No KotoR, No SWG 2, No SW:BF3 - no nothing to do with the original 3 films or the Original KotoR license.

This deal was inked so that they could make games that pertain to the JJ Abrams SW films and just the fact that they gave the job to that hack is enough for me to avoid at all costs.

You want to see what's in store - Check out the new ST game.

SW began at Episode 4 and ended at episode 6 - Hell, Ewok Adventure - The Battle for Endor was better than anything since, from those poxy cartoons to Episodes 1,2 and 3.

The last decent SW game was Empire at War and before that it was SWG (Pre NGE) which was almost 10 years ago .

They could have hired a decent director and used the Zahn books but instead they are going with a writer whose only real experience is children's animated films (Michael Arndt) and a director (JJ Abrams) who already buggered up ST and turned it into a Michael Bay 'esque' disaster.

SW is long dead, let it RIP.

/rant off

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Default 05-08-2013, 04:52 | posts: 1,156 | Location: UK

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Bahahahaha.

In a word, No KotoR, No SWG 2, No SW:BF3 - no nothing to do with the original 3 films or the Original KotoR license.

This deal was inked so that they could make games that pertain to the JJ Abrams SW films and just the fact that they gave the job to that hack is enough for me to avoid at all costs.

You want to see what's in store - Check out the new ST game.

SW began at Episode 4 and ended at episode 6 - Hell, Ewok Adventure - The Battle for Endor was better than anything since, from those poxy cartoons to Episodes 1,2 and 3.

The last decent SW game was Empire at War and before that it was SWG (Pre NGE) which was almost 10 years ago .

They could have hired a decent director and used the Zhan books but instead they are going with a writer whose only real experience is children's animated films (Michael Arndt) and a director (JJ Abrams) who already buggered up ST and turned it into a Michael Bay 'esque' disaster.

SW is long dead, let it RIP.

/rant off
I rest my case.

JJ's Star Trek wasn't bad, just be thankful it was watchable; 'hollywood' could have really messed that one up.
   
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Default 05-08-2013, 10:30 | posts: 1,455 | Location: US

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I rest my case.

JJ's Star Trek wasn't bad, just be thankful it was watchable; 'hollywood' could have really messed that one up.
'Watchable', that's debatable and more importantly subjective, so I won't quibble

I just don't find it has a lot to do with ST and the ideas it was trying to put forth (although that was largely the same issue with some of the newer TV series).

I do think Karl Urban does a brilliant McCoy but the rest of it is kind of meh afaiac and I still maintain that JJ is entirely the wrong choice for SW.

Although I'm sure he'll be perfect for the kind of dross that Disney has in mind

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Default 05-08-2013, 11:11 | posts: 1,245 | Location: Sweden

Star Wars gaming just died for me...
It just had to end up with the trash company Evil Arts.
And you just know they are going to milk as much money they can out of it via microtransactions and selling the games in pieces as DLC.
   
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Default 05-08-2013, 11:32 | posts: 134 | Location: Freiburg, Germany

Star Wars game? Seriously, is there still people hyped about anything star wars related?
   
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