The Walt Disney Company and Electronic Arts Inc. today announced a new multi-year exclusive licensing agreement to develop and publish globally new games based on Star Wars characters and storylines.
Disney teams up with Electronic Arts for Star Wars video games
Under the agreement, EA will develop and publish new Star Wars titles for a core gaming audience, spanning all interactive platforms and the most popular game genres, while Disney will retain certain rights to develop new titles within the mobile, social, tablet and online game categories.
Here's what Disney Interactive co-president John Pleasants had to say in a statement.
"This agreement demonstrates our commitment to creating quality game experiences that drive the popularity of the Star Wars
franchise for years to come. Collaborating with one of the world's premier game developers will allow us to bring an amazing portfolio of new Star Wars
titles to our fans around the world."
EA Labels president Frank Gibeau also released the following statement.
"Every developer dreams of creating games for the Star Wars
universe. Three of our top studios will fulfill that dream, crafting epic adventures for Star Wars
fans. DICE and Visceral will produce new games, joining the BioWare team which continues to develop for the Star Wars franchise. The new experiences we create may borrow from films, but the games will be entirely original with all new stories and gameplay."
Star Wars: Episode VII comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.
Sources: The Walt Disney Company