With The Force Awakens’ imminent arrival sending everyone Star Wars mad, it almost goes without saying that EA plans to follow up Star Wars: Battlefront with another expedition to a galaxy far far away.
Speaking at the UBS Global Technology Conference in San Francisco, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen explained that EA’s 10-year licensing deal with Star Wars owner Disney will result in multiple Battlefront games, as well as others in different genres, planned to launch for both console, mobile, and PC.
“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,” he said, speaking to 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.”
Jorgensen also revealed that the licensing deal includes access to past and future content, including spin-off films like Rogue One, and reiterated that these won’t be direct movie games in the traditional sense, but will rather use the movies themselves as reference for games.