Here is to hoping that you really like Star Wars: Battlefront because Electronic Arts is not going to stop with it.
EA CFO Blake Jorgensen, spoke during the UBS Global Technology Conference in San Francisco and stated the following about the 10 year licensing deal with Disney:
“We struck a licensing deal with Disney a few years back that’s almost ten years in length. The game that comes out tomorrow, Star Wars Battlefront, is a traditional first-person style shooter game. Our goal is to make future Battlefront games as well as other style games around the Star Wars franchise, both on mobile as well as console and PC. It’s a huge opportunity for us.”
Jorgensen also confirmed that the deal with Disney does not only cover the six Star Wars movies released currently, but it also includes that new film, The Force Awakens and the spin-off installments. This means that EA will take advantage of this time and make even more games that fans will devour. The CFO added:
“We get access to all of the historical content as well as all the new content developed. The beauty of the Star Wars franchise is it’s almost unlimited in what you can do with it. We know Disney has done a great job with other franchises and we believe they’ll do the same with Star Wars over time in delivering new worlds, new characters, new vehicles, all the things that make great video games. Our goal is not to make video games directly about the movies, it’s to use the IP in the movie to make great, exciting games.”