While Star Wars: Battlefront just came out today, EA has already confirmed that a sequel is among several Star Wars-related projects the company has in the works.
News of this comes from EA CFO Blake Jorgenson, who revealed this while discussing the company’s ten-year deal with Disney to produce games in the Star Wars universe at the UBS Global Technology Conference in San Francisco.
[Quotes via GameSpot]
“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,” Jorgensen said. “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.”
Jorgenson also stated that EA’s deal includes not only games based on the first six Star Wars films, but also ones that Disney has in the pipeline like the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Despite this, EA has no plans to create direct movie tie-ins.
“We get access to all of the historical content as well as all the new content developed,” Jorgensen said. “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 Warsover 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.”
Star Wars: Battlefront is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Look for Gaming Trend’s review of the game in the coming days.