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Three Star Wars games on the their way from Electronic Arts.

Posted by Kark-Jocke on May 9th, 2013

EA + Star Wars = True

Three Star Wars games on the their way from Electronic Arts.

After Disney decided to close down its internal game production LucasArts was an open question who was going to develop future Star Wars games. Yesterday it became clear that Electonic Arts has signed a multi-year deal with Disney to make Star Wars games in the future.


Three studios

According to Eurogamer to take Electronic Arts studios now make games based on the Star Wars license. Visceral Games, known for Dead Space series, DICE, known for Battlefield Bioware, known for Mass Effect and many other games. The latter has otherwise great Star Wars competence when they have previously made ​​RPG Knights of the Old Republic and the online role-playing game The Old Republic.

All games will use Frostbite 3 engine to Dice, which is also used in Battlefield 4 Whether any of the games will be the continuation of the commenced Star Wars game in LucasArts - like Star Wars in 1313, is uncertain.

Lucrative for Electronic Arts will be enough in any case. More worrying is the fact that EA has some good history with film licenses from a historical perspective. From 1999 to 2005 they made a lot of games based on the James Bond license, none of which were particularly memorable. Harry Potter license resulted in a couple halvbra action at the start before the series collapsed in some truly miserable game at the end. Therefore, we hope the force is with them and that EA not only exploits license to mass produce Star Wars game on the assembly line.

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CrazyOldTeenager
CrazyOldTeenager May 10 2013, 5:38am says:

SWBF3 HERE WE COME!

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packy21
packy21 May 10 2013, 5:51am says:

i hope they'll make an RTS game like eaw. i love the rts games from EA.

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ElfFriend
ElfFriend May 10 2013, 4:42pm replied:

i feel EA over simplified RTS games, but then i'm comparing their games to games like Sins of Solar Empires and Total War....

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OrangeNero
OrangeNero May 10 2013, 6:47am says:

they signed a flerårsavtale? If all games will use Frostbite 3 then this means the end for all projects in the works. No 1313 and no BF3, at least if they aren't going to redo everything which I'd doubt, even if they did it would still mean throwing away the work so far done and redesigning quite some stuff. An RTS wont come for quite some time, now its time for Generals 2 and they wont risk having too many rts games at the same time. I'd bet none of the games to come will be moddable either.

Nice post keep it up.

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke May 10 2013, 8:46am replied:

Sorry for my writing mistake about (flerårsavtale) It was supposed to be (multi-year deal)

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Ado13
Ado13 May 10 2013, 10:31am replied:

You are right no modding damn it EA and Frostbite

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Garyn Dakari
Garyn Dakari May 10 2013, 11:27am replied:

No modding = No interest.

Okay, slight exaggeration... I probably will play EA-produced SW games, but considering there's a 99% chance they won't be moddable, I'll definitely be waiting a couple years to get the "Complete Edition" with all the DLC on sale rather than buying it when it's even slightly new.

Oh, I'd be willing to bet that all these games will require Origin on PC, as well. How fun.

*sigh*

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romnus
romnus May 10 2013, 2:33pm replied:

I won't install origin to play star wars games, I'll just switch to another high-profile science fiction series. *Romnus plays the latest star trek game* Oh god, why!? It was TERRIBLE... D: *installs origin to prepare for coming Star Wars titles* XD

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ElfFriend
ElfFriend May 10 2013, 4:51pm replied:

If EA's DRM is really bad I'll just end up pirating all the Star Wars games.... (ironic that DRM is meant to STOP piracy but it just gives people a reason to pirate)

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius May 10 2013, 7:11am says:

Damn frostbite 3 engine, my comp will implode :(

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Admiral-165
Admiral-165 May 10 2013, 1:49pm says:

These game will all be bad, can there be any doubt? Anything you liked or hoped for in any previous star wars games will be gone, replaced by the cookie-cutter **** games produced by these companies. Only exception may be Bioware, but even then they've been failing as of late.

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Cyborg_Putin
Cyborg_Putin May 10 2013, 2:33pm replied:

And considering that EA ***** everything they touch...

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ElfFriend
ElfFriend May 10 2013, 4:49pm replied:

that's what i thought when i first saw this news on Tuesday, but considering that EA replaced their CEO, and are accepting suggestions for their next games, my opinion had slowly changed. Now I'm more hopeful that they don't mess it up and i have tweeted them suggestions so lets hope they listen and give us quality:D I really hope they end up like Gigabyte did... (short history: gigabyte sucked about a year ago, but now their motherboards look quite nice)

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Mr-Gency
Mr-Gency Jun 11 2013, 2:43am replied:

Oh yeah, I completely forgot about that. Perhaps you can say that this new CEO is our new hope.

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Mr-Gency
Mr-Gency Jun 11 2013, 2:41am replied:

snip, spoke a bit too soon.

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Schroedinger
Schroedinger May 11 2013, 4:19am says:

let the DLC shower begin. "now for only 0.99$ a green darth vader and for 2$ plus the limited edition map pack with an extra bonus of 2 credits for the in-game store" oh jeez Disney what have you done

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CrazyOldTeenager
CrazyOldTeenager May 12 2013, 9:39pm says:

Yeah, EA has a way of screwing things up. Blasted DRM. However, they actually did make some good stuff in the past, like the Battlefield series. Who knows, maybe we'll a Star Wars spinoff of Battlefield made by DICE.

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke May 13 2013, 8:26am replied:

EA made ​​another great game in the past.
Called: The Battle For Middle-Earth - Upload.wikimedia.org

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EliteHunter39
EliteHunter39 May 13 2013, 8:50pm says:

There goes the modders for star wars games :/

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Hytrogen
Hytrogen May 21 2013, 6:57pm replied:

pity they don't hire them as consultants in the development stages.. There goes the chaos theory again

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emphan34
emphan34 May 28 2013, 7:04pm says:

So why won't the games be moddable? Is it something to do with the scrpiting, game mechanics and/or game engine?

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ppndΣ-snouıɯΘ
ppndΣ-snouıɯΘ May 29 2013, 8:44pm replied:

It's called "We want to take your money through a crap load of DLC content even though you've already brought the game, and if it was moddable then no one would want to buy our DLCs."

And.

EA.

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