EA Committed To Develop More Star Wars Games
Publisher EA has confirmed Variety their commitment into the development of Star Wars games following the reports about project Orca being canceled. Orca was an open-world ambitious Star Wars game being developed by EA Vancouver. EA who made an agreement with Disney in 2013 for the exclusive rights to develop and publish Star Wars games seems favors the development of faster less ambitious shooter games.
Read below the message shared to Variety by EA representatives:
“There’s been speculation overnight about one of our ‘Star Wars’ projects,” EA said. “As a natural part of the creative process, the great work by our team in Vancouver continues and will evolve into future ‘Star Wars’ content and games. We’re fully committed to making more ‘Star Wars’ games, we’re very excited about ‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ from Respawn, and we’ll share more about our new projects when the time is right.”
The Walt Disney Company, which owns the “Star Wars” franchise, signed a multi-year, multi-title exclusive licensing agreement with EA in 2013. The publisher would focus on creating games for the core “Star Wars” audience, while Disney Interactive focused on titles for casual audiences on mobile, social, and online gaming platforms. Since then, the only games EA has produced are a pair of online shooters, “Star Wars Battlefront” and “Star Wars Battlefront II.”
Some fans thinks that EA may have wasted a golden opportunity when they landed the Star Wars’ license, with some suggesting that Disney may had already be regretting this deal, I can guess that the higher ranks of EA would rather sell 6 mobile games on iOS, Android and Switch and making other 4 with the assets of Orca, while we as consumers would rather quality that may not be as profitable as making more games, but this is just a crazy thought let your opinion be heard in the comment section below.
Read the full article at – Variety.