EA’s Star Wars Battlefront just launched in North America and EA is already promising more, according to Gamespot. Electronic Arts CFO, Blake Jorgensen, revealed at the UBS Global Technology Conference in San Francisco that “EA’s 10-year licensing deal with Star Wars owner Disney will result in multiple Battlefront games, as well as others in different genres, planned to launch for both console, mobile, and PC” according to the article.
“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.” said Jorgensen for Gamespot.
The article goes on to explain that EA’s licensing deal with Disney involves both the old movies and the upcoming trilogy and spin-offs. More importantly, it also explains that EA doesn’t plan any movie tie-ins (so, no Star Wars: The Movie: The Game), but at the same time the games that they do make will have to remain true to the established fiction. “You can’t do something counter to Star Wars and that’s fine with us because I think that’s why people love Star Wars” said Jorgensen.
Star Wars Battlefront launched on the 17th of November in North America, it will launch on the 19th in Australia and on the 20th in Europe for PS4, Xbox One and PC.