EA Acquires Star Wars license

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  • Scurrminator 6 May 2013 21:39:45 8,658 posts
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    So EA have snapped up the rights. Here's hoping for a DICE made Battlefront title!!!
    m.uk.ign.com/articles/2013/05/06/ea-acquires-star-wars-game-license
    (Apologies; on the mobile!)

    Edited by Scurrminator at 21:41:40 06-05-2013
  • ResidentKnievel 6 May 2013 21:44:53 6,656 posts
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    Jedi Mirror's Edge!

    I'd rather have a Battlefront sequel than a Battlefield game in Star Wars clothing but it's better than nothing at all.
  • bad09 6 May 2013 21:48:21 6,849 posts
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    Well that's fucking depressing :(
  • Benno 6 May 2013 21:49:20 11,257 posts
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    If DICE make a Battlefront 3 though...
  • Aretak 6 May 2013 21:49:54 10,388 posts
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    Yay. EA have made such great use of the Star Wars licence in the past.
  • bad09 6 May 2013 21:53:12 6,849 posts
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    Benno wrote:
    If DICE make a Battlefront 3 though...
    Battlefront an online multiplayer game with EA as publisher?

    / shudders
  • BillMurray 6 May 2013 21:55:16 8,538 posts
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    Not terrible news. Would quite like to play a half decent Star Wars game.
  • MrE26 6 May 2013 22:10:58 2,019 posts
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    Might get a KOTOR 3 out of it at least.
  • CosmicFuzz 6 May 2013 22:12:43 29,667 posts
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    Yeah this means they can stick bioware on a good single player star wars rpg.
  • Rodderz 6 May 2013 22:27:59 2,001 posts
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    Single player KotOR 3 please when you're ready EA, especially as you own the original devs of that series too.
  • bad09 6 May 2013 22:37:05 6,849 posts
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    People, even if we got KOTOR3 it would not be single player. EA have an online shoehorn policy remember, you'll get nothing at all that is just single player.

    It'll be a co-op KOTOR or one with MP you need to play to a certain ending. If anything now they have whole license they'll try for another MMO.
  • Whizzo 6 May 2013 22:41:14 44,389 posts
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    So Criterion aren't doing any racing games for the foreseeable future, they're not doing another Black, I wonder what they could be doing? Hmm...

    edit: or maybe not as it seems to be DICE, Visceral and Bioware, bah what are they going to be doing?

    Edited by Whizzo at 22:43:24 06-05-2013
  • StarchildHypocrethes 6 May 2013 22:48:50 28,334 posts
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    Sweet.
  • RobAnybody 6 May 2013 22:51:34 1,063 posts
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    Ah yes, another game franchise for EA to screw up.

    Great .........
  • FWB 6 May 2013 22:52:58 49,859 posts
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    Jar Jar Bink's Gungan Racer.
  • Derblington 6 May 2013 22:54:06 24,429 posts
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    Personally, I'm happy about it :)
  • Whizzo 6 May 2013 22:56:40 44,389 posts
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    Considering how Lucasarts had stuffed up with the Star Wars IP themselves for many years I can't see EA doing any worse really.

    Although hopefully they'll make interesting titles rather than anything like the snorefest that is SWTOR.
  • sirtacos 6 May 2013 23:55:00 7,540 posts
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    I came in just to post "can't do any worse than LucasArts", but I see Whizzo beat me to it.

    Seeing that the brand's already been run into the ground, it's guardedly good news.

    Edited by sirtacos at 01:28:45 07-05-2013
  • Deleted user 7 May 2013 01:22:44
    Well i'd definitely buy a dice made battlefront day 1.

    Does any of this mean we'll get to see 1313?

    Edited by TVoJ at 01:23:12 07-05-2013
  • Blotto 7 May 2013 01:28:57 2,778 posts
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    Great news.

    Considering the studios they're putting to work on it, there's no way we won't get at least one good Star Wars game.

    What it does mean though is that now as well as Star Wars Films every other year, we'll get countless Star Wars Mobile/Console/Portable games coming in every year too. It's going to be Star Wars overkill for a good few years to come.
  • spamdangled 7 May 2013 01:34:53 28,404 posts
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    Bioware are still towing the line that SWTOR is Kotor 4, 5 and 6, to the point where they pick up the dangling story threads from those games. Don't expect KOTOR3 anytime soon.

    I'd personally like something a bit ambitious - not an FPS, not the uncharted in sw skin that 1313 looked like, and not KOTOR3. If they managed to meld GTA/TES open world gameplay, with divergent career paths like choosing to be a bounty hunter, smuggler, etc, across multiple planets like coruscant, nabboo, tatooine, etc and stick it between ESB and ROTJ then it could be very interesting, if done right and given plenty of dev time that doesn't just focus on cashing in on the name, but using it to enhance the underlying game.
  • ecu 7 May 2013 01:47:32 78,346 posts
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    A DICE-made Battlefront would be fucking immense. Battlefield is being heavily pushed at the moment, to compete with Call of Duty, and I think there's a good chance of Battlefield becoming the more dominant series in the next round of consoles. So they'll probably be making nothing but Battlefield games for the next 6 years at least.

    Edited by ecureuil at 01:50:26 07-05-2013
  • Khanivor 7 May 2013 05:36:15 42,508 posts
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    Battlefield Star Wars could be immense.
  • fletch7100 7 May 2013 05:58:32 8,287 posts
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    Republic commando sequel with 4 player co op
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2015 7 May 2013 06:28:44 43,675 posts
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    Khanivor wrote:
    Battlefield Star Wars could be immense.
    It was. I used to love the Battlefront games.
  • CosmicFuzz 7 May 2013 06:37:08 29,667 posts
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    Tie fighters swooping above as you blow up ATATs, I'm in! Never played any of the battlefront games, we're they pretty similar to battlefield?

    Too many battles...
  • phycus 7 May 2013 07:31:45 301 posts
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    @bad09

    Disney have retained MMO rights it seems, along with mobile.

    Personally I think this is a good thing, last lucasfilm games were shite.   Now a tie fighter or x-wing game reboot would be awesome.
  • THFourteen 7 May 2013 08:05:28 38,861 posts
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    Khanivor wrote:
    Battlefield Star Wars could be immense.
    /drools
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