Electronic Arts have announced three Star Wars games: a shooter, a strategy game, and a sequel. The latter is the sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The shooter will not be Battlefront 3, but something new. The strategy game is created in a new studio.
The licensing agreement between Electronic Arts and Disney for Star Wars is still in place and EA has now announced three games. One thing was expected anyway – the sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from Respawn Entertainment. There are also two other projects, one also supervised by Respawn Entertainment under the direction of producer Peter Hirschmann (Medal of Honor), which should go in the direction of a shooter.
“Working with Lucasfilm Games on a new FPS set in the Star Wars galaxy is a dream come true for me as this is a story I’ve always wanted to tell.”
“We are excited to continue working with the extremely talented developers behind Respawn,” said Douglas Reilly, Vice President, Lucasfilm Games. “They have demonstrated their excellence in telling epic Star Wars stories along with world-class gameplay across multiple genres and we look forward to bringing more amazing experiences to the galaxy far, far away.”
Lucasfilm Games now brings together all activities licensed by Lucas Licensing on the part of Disney, which also oversees the relationship with the Indiana Jones project at Machine Games, or the Star Wars project at Quantic Dream called Eclipse.
The third game from EA is created by Bit Reactor and goes into the strategy area. The team is said to consist of veterans of Xcom and Civilization. Unfortunately, there isn’t much more to report, especially since the studio is brand new. Meanwhile, there will apparently be nothing new about Battlefront 3. DICE is apparently focused on saving the Battlefield brand.
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Battlefield 2042 also caused some chair-moving at EA a few days ago, giving Vince Zampella more power in the empire. So it’s also interesting that a second unit at Respawn is in charge of the second game. With three games in the pipeline, Electronic Arts remain Star Wars’ largest licensee for now. The partnership suffered somewhat during the launch of Battlefield 1 and 2, although Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic will continue to be maintained inconspicuously. Disney had then removed the exclusivity and licensed content elsewhere. They even parked the KOTOR remakes at Aspyr, which were once made at Bioware/EA.