Star Wars franchise stays alive, EA signs multi-year publishing deal with Disney
LucasArts may be dead, but thankfully, EA has stepped up and signed a deal with Disney to develop and publish Star Wars games. As much as we have a love/hate relationship with EA, they are the right company for the franchise...no, really.
John Pleasant, Disney Interactive’s Co-President issued the following statement:
“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.”
Now EA gets rights to do publishing and developing of Star Wars games, but when it comes to mobile, social, and online games, Disney will retain the rights to developing those types of Star Wars games.
This is actually good news since EA has studios like Bioware(KOTOR, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Mass Effect), Visceral Games (Dead Space franchise), and DICE (Battlefield 3) as possible developers for future Star Wars games. This franchise just seems to fit well with EA, but hopefully they don't "DMR" use and make everybody hate them all over again. For now, I'm happy.
Like the new deal made? Or do you prefer another company to get the rights?
[Source: EA ]