Disney is looking to further capitalize on the Star Wars franchise by announcing a multi-year licensing agreement with EA to develop games based around the beloved universe. This early on, no roadmap was shared regarding when the first game will be out, but Disney did say the games will appeal to fans “across the most popular gaming genres and platforms.” Console, PC, handheld, mobile, you name it. If only Disney would start putting resources into Star Wars: 1313.
“This agreement demonstrates our commitment to creating quality game experiences that drive the popularity of the Star Wars franchise for years to come,” said John Pleasants, Co-President of Disney Interactive. “Collaborating with one of the world’s premier game developers will allow us to bring an amazing portfolio of new Star Wars titles to our fans around the world.”
The announcement will likely coincide with upcoming movie releases, which Disney said will come fast and furious following Episode VII in 2015. The new agreement will allow Disney to retain certain developer rights, meaning mobile, social, tablet and online games can still be created outside of what EA produces.
“DICE and Visceral will produce new games, joining the BioWare team which continues to develop for the Star Wars franchise,” said EA Labels President Frank Gibeau.
Gibeau said the upcoming games may borrow some aspects from the upcoming films, but the stories and gameplay will be original. If you want to get your Star Wars fix before EA produces anything, head on over to Steam.