EA’s licensing deal with Disney for the Star Wars franchise is 10 years long and covers the entirety of the series.
EA CFO Blake Jorgensen confirmed that Star Wars Battlefront won’t be the last game the publisher makes that features a Star Wars title, and it won’t be the last Battlefront game either.
“It’s a big effort for us, and I don’t think there’s a human being in the world who hasn’t heard of the Star Wars movie coming. And so, [it’s a] great opportunity,” Jorgensen told attendees at the UBS Global Technology Conference in San Francisco, as reported by Gamespot.
“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.”
Jorgensen also revealed that the licensing deal includes access to past and future content, including spin-off films like Rogue One, and reiterated that these won’t be direct movie games in the traditional sense, but will rather use the movies themselves as reference for games.
Former EA executive Frank Gibeau said in May 2013 the firm’s studios BioWare, DICE, and Visceral will be in charge of developing new Star Wars titles. No word yet on whether the action title Jade Raymond’s studio is developing is part of the IP.
Star Wars Battlefront is out tomorrow for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. You can read what the critics are saying until then.