EA Games Acquires Star Wars Rights
by Michelle Lawhorn
With the closing of LucasArts by Disney just last month, all hope of the already in-progress Star Wars video games being released, including the highly anticipated 1313, seemed lost. But there is a light in the darkness! EA Games has announced that they have acquired exclusive rights to release new Star Wars games over the next few years. According to President Frank Gibeau, “While we don’t have any details to share today on specific titles, our development teams are already brimming with design ideas. The EA Studios that will develop these games are some of the most innovative and popular creative teams in the world, and include DICE and Visceral, in addition to the BioWare team, which is already developing for the Star Wars franchise.”
For those who still have doubts about this deal, keep in mind that EA is the company that published BioWare’s Star Wars: The Old Republic and that seems to be doing pretty well. They’re also interested in hearing from the fans. “We have lots of ideas, but we want to hear from you. Tell us what kind of games you want to play. Send us your suggestions and tag @EA_DICE @VisceralGames @BioWare and #starwarsnextgen,” says Gibeau.
About Contributing Reporter Michelle Lawhorn:
a.k.a. Stormraven, is what can only be described as an eclectic nerd. Her interests and expertise range from Doctor Who to Lord of the Rings, cosplay to comics, and Bollywood to opera to name just a few. When not raving about her fandoms, she can be found spending time with her family and adding to her ever-growing list of Things to Cosplay. She can currently be found searching for more Star Wars material to feed her newfound obsession with the Clone Wars.