Electronic Arts Is Making a Galaxy of 'Star Wars' Games
Electronic Arts is making the most of the exorbitant sum it paid Disney/Lucasfilm for the Star Wars license. Developer DICE's multiplayer shooter Star Wars Battlefront managed to sell over 14 million copies, but failed to live up to the promise of a next-gen game. EA has a sequel in development for 2017 and is introducing a new PlayStation VR version this fall. And the publisher, which continues to expand its Star Wars: The Old Republic online game, has a brand new action adventure game set in a galaxy far, far away in development at Visceral Games (makers of the Dead Space franchise). Plus Respawn Entertainment is exploring a different style of gameplay set in a different timeline that EA has yet to explore. So there will be plenty of new games coming out to accompany the annual Star Wars film releases Disney is churning out.