This EA-Disney Deal Hasn’t Been Going Ideally So Far
In the midst of news that broke on Tuesday about an open-world EA Star Wars game being cancelled, the games publisher publicly reaffirmed on Wednesday their commitment to making games for the franchise.
“There’s been speculation overnight about one of our ‘Star Wars’ projects,” EA told Variety in a statement. “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.”
In 2013, Disney and EA announced a licensing deal that allowed EA to exclusively make Star Wars games for the next 10 years. So far, the deal has resulted in two Battlefront games that both received an underwhelming critical reception and a mobile game that also didn’t do great with critics. Additionally, while EA’s first Battlefront game sold well, Battlefront II’s sales reportedly failed to meet the company’s sales expectations.
Despite this rough start, EA’s studios are still developing Star Wars games such as Respawn Entertainment’s aforementioned game (which is scheduled to launch later this year) and EA Motive’s currently untitled Star Wars project.
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