Disney/EA Gaming Deal to Last 10 Years
Good morning Battlefrontians! It seems like an eternity since my last post and there is still nothing really new to report on the Battlefront. EA/DICE are still keeping a very tight lid on any information that they may have on the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront game. Hopefully, they will start dishing out some information that will help tide us over until we get another trailer or at least some screenshots of what we will have to look forward too.
In other news, we can expect EA to be pumping out Star Wars for a long time in the future! According to EA CFO and executive vice president Blake Jorgensen, the deal between the Walt Disney Company and Electronic Arts will last for at least 10 years!
According to CVG.com, Blake Jorgensen spoke last Tuesday at the UBS Global Technology Conference and stated:
“The beauty of the Star Wars franchise is that it’s so broad and so deep, you don’t have to do a movie game, you can do a game that’s very focused on the world that’s been created around Star Wars.
“We struck what we believe is a fantastic deal which allows us to be able to build games in many different genres across multiple types of platforms over ten years and we’ll leverage the strength of the Disney marketing associated with the Star Wars properties both in movies and other things that they may do over the timeframe.
“We’ll try to align those with that marketing power Disney has so it will get aligned with timing around the movies, but it won’t necessarily be aligned with the movie.”
He also stated:
Star Wars: Battlefront is due out sometime in 2015.
Hopefully there will be some Battlefront more juicy news to share with you all in the near future! May the force be with you Battlefrontians!