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Friday, 24 May 2013

EA Games Star Wars License Announced

LucasArts are dead, but the Star Wars legacy lives on in video games through the guidance of Electronic Arts...
Amidst a host of rather groundbreaking game announcements in the past few weeks, EA Games have confirmed to the world that they will be handling the Star Wars video game license from this point onwards. Sadly, that means the promising next-generation project Star Wars 1313 has probably been scrapped, along with the alleged Battlefront III prequel First Assault, yet on the plus side with DICE, BioWare and Visceral all confirmed as developers on new projects in a galaxy far, far away, it can hardly be all negative news.

What may come as a surprise, though, is that despite the onslaught of new Star Wars films kicking off in 2015, EA aren’t necessarily in a huge hurry to produce licensed titles of this ilk. Indeed, perhaps following in the wake of Warner Brothers’ hit Batman Arkham franchise, we’ll see EA take their time with their new projects. We've had it confirmed that no new Star Wars games will be with us before March 2013, but as a negative impact for Nintendo gamers, confirmation has also come that with the WiiU’s failure to sell, it’s looking unlikely the new Wars titles will come to that hardware. Nevertheless, it seems we have plenty of new Lucas content to eagerly await in the years ahead!

The EA Games partnership with Lucasfilm on licensed Star Wars products has already commenced, with future titles in the hit franchise expected to be teased during and beyond E3 2013.

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