When EA signed a 10-year deal with Disney and LucasArts to produce Star wars video games, many people were wondering just what we would see in terms of the structure of games. We’ve seen movie tie-ins but these 10 games will be outside of tie-ins and won’t just be about the movies.
EA CEO Andrew Wilson spoke about EA’s plans for Star Wars video games and stated that they will be following a structure not unlike that of the Batman Arkham series.
“What Warner Bros. did with Batman was take the core roots of that IP and manifest that inside the walls of Gotham City and delivered an interactive experience that had real ties to what you would see in the films and what you had read in the comics, while having its own life because it could provide such deep and more immersive story lines. When we look at the Star Wars properties that’s how we’re looking at it.”
Fans were pretty bummed out when 1313 was cancelled following the sale of the company to Disney, but there is hope that the franchise will bounce back with a game just as stellar as that one was shaping up to be. No release dates have been announced for the games yet, but fans can’t wait to get their hands on what EA is selling.