At the UBS Global Technology Conference in San Francisco yesterday, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen talked about their nearly decade-long licensing deal with Disney for the Star Wars franchise, which will include more Battlefront games, but not movie tie-ins.
Here’s what Jorgensen said about the future of Battlefront, as reported by GameSpot:
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.
While EA’s deal with Disney covers the first six Star Wars movies, as well as The Force Awakens and any future films set in the Star Wars universe, Jorgensen once again touched on how they don’t plan to make movie tie-in games:
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 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.
The newest Star Wars Battlefront launched today in North America, and you can read about the two day one updates over here, with our review over here. Beginning in 2016, EA will release four expansion packs for Battlefront, all of which are included inside the $50 Season Pass.
What would you like to see from a Star Wars Battlefront sequel?