Posted Mon Mar 24, 2014 at 08:59 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
EA CEO Andrew Wilson, "We're not trying to build a game that replicates the storyline of any particular film."
Last year, Disney issued the death blow to LucasArts and signed a 10-year 'Star wars' licensing deal with Electronic Arts. That deal signaled the end of 'Star Wars: 1313,' but meant that EA would be delivering a new, DICE developed, 'Star Wars : Battlefront' in the future. But what of other possible 'Star Wars' titles? Would EA simply try to replicate the recent success of one their most successful products, 'Simpsons: Tapped Out,' which has generated a $130 million in revenue since its launch, or would the company simply wait to develop games in line with the new trilogy?
EA CEO Andrew Wilson has given Fortune some insight into a new series of games inspired in part by the 'Batman: Arkham' titles.
"What Warner Bros. did with Batman was take the core roots of that IP and manifest that inside the walls of Gotham City and delivered an interactive experience that had real ties to what you would see in the films and what you had read in the comics, while having its own life because it could provide such deep and more immersive storylines. When we look at the Star Wars properties that's how we're looking at it. We're not trying to build a game that replicates the storyline of any particular film."
There have been rumors of an open world action game in development at EA Canada which could fit the recent mold of 'Batman: Arkham Origins' and 'Batman: Arkham Knight.' For now, 'Star Wars' fans must wait... at least until early June.
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