When I saw that the EA/Dice was behind Star Wars Battlefront I was over the moon. Why? What Dice did with Battlefield is amazing. The detail, the depth of play and, unlike Call of Duty, a freedom of play that allows a player to experience the field of battle in a whole new way.
The future of Battlefront seems pretty much cemented and EA CFO Blake Jorgenson said as much this week at the UBS Global Technology Conference in San Francisco (via SCREEN RANT ):
“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. 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.”
Can we expect more Star Wars based games? The answer is a resounding: YES!!!
“We get access to all of the historical content as well as all the new content developed. The beauty of the Star Wars franchise is it’s almost unlimited in what you can do with it. We know Disney has done a great job with other franchises and we believe they’ll do the same with Star Wars over time in delivering new worlds, new characters, new vehicles, all the things that make great video games. Our goal is not to make video games directly about the movies, it’s to use the IP in the movie to make great, exciting games… You can’t do something counter to Star Wars and that’s fine with us because I think that’s why people love Star Wars.”
Another Star Wars game is said to be an anthology game headed by Visceral Studios ( an EA sub studio) and developed by Amy Hennig of Uncharted fame. This game is to be in the adventure genre and it makes sense to have Hennig at the helm.
I’m pumped for all the Star Wars goodness that will be coming down the pike but I hope – and this is the pessimist in me – that these titles are evenly spaced. There is no need for umpteen mobile games and a dozen different console titles to be released all within a month’s span. You look at a children’s film like Frozen and the number of casual pay as you go titles is borderline offensive.
But I digress. EA knows what they are doing and when it comes to rolling out big IP’s. That is what this company has built its good name around.
Star Wars Battlefront is available now.
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