‘Star Wars Battlefront’ Updates: EA Confirms More Sequels, Disney Partnership Details Revealed
"Star Wars Battlefront" is certainly one of the biggest releases of the year. Fans of the instant classic can rejoice not just in the game experience, but also in the knowledge that there are more to come from EA Games and "Star Wars."
According to a report from GameSpot, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen confirmed that there are more "Star Wars Battlefront" games in the works as part of their partnership with "Star Wars" owner Disney. The executive spoke at the UBS Global Technology Conference in San Francisco and explained some of the company's plans for the upcoming sequels.
"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," Jorgensen pointed out. "And so, [it's a] great opportunity."
He continued, "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."
As part of the storied "Star Wars" history, the opportunity that landed on EA truly was a great one. The EA CFO confirmed that the licensing deal between the companies include the previous six films of the series as well as the upcoming "The Force Awakens" and other installments and spin-offs. However, there will be no movie tie-ins in the future.
"The beauty of the 'Star Wars' franchise is it's almost unlimited in what you can do with it," Jorgensen explained. "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."
Purists will be happy to hear that the company has no plans to change the universe.
"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,'" he concluded.
"Star Wars Battlefront" for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC was launched last Nov. 17, while four DLC packs will be released over the next 12 to 18 months, according to a previous report from Latin Post.