The Force is strong with EA, honestly


After EA acquired the rights for the Star Wars franchise last night I’ve seen a lot of negative feedback from ‘non-EA’ supporters who don’t realise the studios that EA actually own. I can be somewhat cynical when it comes to EA, but I can’t help to be excited by them taking the rights from Disney to produce Star Wars titles for core gamers in the future.

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Menashe1930d ago

I'm not happy with the cancellations that Disney has done, but I won't be blind and say EA never makes good games. They do, and they have some good studios under their belt. So, let's hope they do justice towards Star Wars.

limewax1930d ago

Well, I don't necessarily have the greatest amount of trust in EA, but I'm just glad to see somebody pick the IP's up.

I should think that to a lot of publishers the IP's look pretty high risk considering most of the games included have suffered cancellations.

Kran1930d ago

By IP's, you mean things like Battlefront 3 and 1313? Because they never announced that those IP's were still going to be made. They just said EA gets Star Wars.

If EA has any heart though, they'd bring them back from the dead.

limewax1930d ago (Edited 1930d ago )

That's a good point actually, but I would expect them to continue at least one. Surely the previously created assets will be given to EA, so I'd place bets that they won't throw all of it away.

That said I'm pretty sure they also have their own ideas of what to do with the franchise too

r1sh121930d ago

Ill keep my hopes up, but at they will be reserved till I see proof..
Does anyone remember The old republic?
They had to make it free to play, and its only just made profit.

Its a good thing someone has picked up the IPs, I just hope things like KOTOR 3, 1313 etc.. are made.
The majority of the ground work has been done for those games..
KOTOR 3 had the art work, characters, story and locations done, 1313 was similar too.

I just hope we get something good.

Pintheshadows1930d ago

I hope they somehow revive 1313.

Menashe1930d ago

Why would they ever cancel it? It had become pretty well-known already.

Pintheshadows1930d ago

I found the logic behind Disney's cancellation bizarre.

aliengmr1930d ago

Well known maybe, but no where close to being complete.

They built that E3 demo specifically for E3 and rumor has it, didn't have a next gen dev kit.

My guess is 1313 was more a prototype than an actual game and was shown much earlier than intended, probably due to the sale to Disney.

Disney seems to be shifting focus away from the prequel era to the New Republic era. If that's true, 1313 could easily be revived and take place during the Coruscant uprising, which would be much better IMO.

The NR era has been pretty much untouched by all other media, aside from novels. Frankly, if that's what is going on, it's a change long overdue.

GalacticEmpire1930d ago

I see rushed movie tie-ins...

"Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen"

Nerdypie1930d ago

Patience you must have, my young padawan.

Nodoze1930d ago

EA....EA??? Seriously this is a disaster. I would much rather have seen someone like Ubisoft pickup the licensing.

Get ready for more Star Wars Kinect like crap!

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yewles11930d ago

"The Force is strong with EA, honestly"

Thus, I retain a position northwind of them...

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