EA - Exclusive Deal to Develop 'Core' Star Wars Video Games
Gamasutra reports that EA has signed an agreement to develop and publish Star Wars games. This could mean....something.
The publisher announced today it has landed an exclusive multi-year agreement to develop and publish games based on Lucasfilms' Star Wars universe.
EA said the it will create and publish Star Wars games for a "core gaming audience" across multiple (undisclosed) platforms and genres. Disney, which has its own internal stable of game developers -- and owns the Star Wars property -- will retain rights to publish certain games on mobile, social, tablet and online.
The EA studios creating those "core" Star Wars games are Battlefield developer DICE, Dead Space developer Visceral Games and BioWare, which has plenty of spacefaring experience with Mass Effect, Star Wars: The Old Republic and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
All of the games will be powered by DICE's high-powered Frostbite 3 engine, the same engine that powers Battlefield 3.