New 'Star Wars' Video Games Coming from Disney and Electronic Arts

Video game companies DICE, Visceral, and BioWare will make new games that tell completely original story lines within the 'Star Wars' universe.

Disney teams up with Electronic Arts for Star Wars video games
Disney teams up with Electronic Arts for Star Wars video games
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.

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: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.



Sources: The Walt Disney Company

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  1. slysnide

    I started this slough of comments with it and I'll say it again to remind you all, Resurrect 1313.

    2 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  2. undeadslayer4

    @skywise ea is supposed to make nhl games not star wars games if i could i would sue disney right now

    2 years agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  3. Rexorthedestroyer

    GIVE ME MY MUTHER F*CKIN BATTLEFRONT 3 YOU CUCKSUKAS, waited to long for that sh*t.

    2 years agoby @RexorthedestroyerFlag

  4. skywise

    I refuse to touch anything with the EA stamp on it. They might have been great once but they have fallen to the very bottom IMO.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  5. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Yes, because firing people is the way to go

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  6. Mr.K

    ah f*ck me. Not EA!

    2 years agoby @mr-kFlag

  7. Josh

    I hope they do something similar with the other Lucasarts properties (Monkey Island, etc.) that are basically dead now that Lucasarts has been dissolved.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  8. Jamesreid

    EA.....o well!

    2 years agoby @JamesreidFlag

  9. Superman81

    @red-ruddy lets hope so

    2 years agoby @superman81Flag

  10. red_ruddy

    starwars 1313 alive?

    2 years agoby @red-ruddyFlag

  11. ChiRep_1

    As our friend @bawnian-dexeus so eloquently states time and time again, Ok

    2 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  12. arthurg09

    I would like a third force unleashed to come out.

    2 years agoby @arthurg09Flag

  13. LuxoIII

    So EA is outsourcing to BioWare, DICE, and Visceral. Count me excited!

    But I'm confused. I thought it was going to be up to LucasArts to license the property out, because, you know, it's a licensing company now. Why not just dissolve it altogether if EA is picking up the slack?

    2 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  14. Replicant

    @slysnide I second that.

    2 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  15. slysnide

    Okay, now how about you guys resurrect 1313

    2 years agoby @slysnideFlag