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    The Walt Disney Company and EA Announce Multi-Year Star Wars Games Agreement

    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced a new multi-year exclusive licensing agreement to develop and publish globally new games based on Star Wars characters and storylines.

    Under the agreement, EA will develop and publish new Star Wars titles for a core gaming audience, spanning all interactive platforms and the most popular game genres, while Disney will retain certain rights to develop new titles within the mobile, social, tablet and online game categories.

    “This agreement demonstrates our commitment to creating quality game experiences that drive the popularity of the Star Wars franchise for years to come,” said John Pleasants, Co-President of Disney Interactive. “Collaborating with one of the world’s premier game developers will allow us to bring an amazing portfolio of new Star Wars titles to our fans around the world.”

    “Every developer dreams of creating games for the Star Wars universe,” said EA Labels President Frank Gibeau. “Three of our top studios will fulfill that dream, crafting epic adventures for Star Wars fans. DICE and Visceral will produce new games, joining the BioWare team which continues to develop for the Star Wars franchise. The new experiences we create may borrow from films, but the games will be entirely original with all new stories and gameplay.”

    Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

    About The Walt Disney Company

    The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, interactive media, and consumer products. Disney is a Dow 30 company with revenues of over $42 billion in its Fiscal Year 2012.

    About Electronic Arts

    Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company's game franchises are offered as both packaged goods products and online services delivered through Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

    EA has more than 275 million registered players and operates in 75 countries. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster franchises such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™, and Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.

    Visceral, The Sims and Need for Speed are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Battlefield is a trademark of EA Digital Illusions CE AB. BioWare and Mass Effect are trademarks of EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd. John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the property of their respective owners and used with permission.

    About Lucasfilm Ltd.

    Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company's activities include visual effects and audio post-production, cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

    Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo, STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM & 2013 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.
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    So looks like DICE will be doing Battlefront 3
    Visceral, hopefully a republic commando type game? Or maybe complete 1313?
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    Im hoping for a single player KOTOR3

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    Quote Originally Posted by MATRIX 2 View Post
    That isn't really him, you know?
    Really?!?!?!

    This partnership shall be interesting. Would rather see the license not be exclusive so EA has to actually try and has competition.
    It's funny that in this day in age people can steal as long as they have a reason too. Even if that reason is created by the thieves themselves.

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    CEO Kaz is best Kaz tho :P His tweets are hilarious.

    PS4 has little to no competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickice View Post
    CEO Kaz is best Kaz tho :P His tweets are hilarious.
    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenix View Post
    Im hoping for a single player KOTOR3
    That would be awesome.

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    Star Wars done by an experienced team using Frostbite, not bad.
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    Well...if DICE were to make Battlefront 3 that would be AMAZING. I mean...Frostbite+Battlefront? Damn! I just hope they keep the classic mechanics in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MATRIX 2 View Post
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    who on the internet doesn't know that already?

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    Bit depressing. Star Wars games full of micro-transactions and online passes? Can't wait.

    DICE could potentially make a cool Battlefront game, I just worry that they are, as a studio, pretty dry and lack the ability to capture the essence of Star Wars. Bioware? Ugh. Long time ago they made decent SW games. They aren't the same studio these days and were always overrated anyway, their contribution could be a car crash.

    I am interested to see if/what Visceral make though.

    A redeeming factor I suppose is that Star Wars games will release... There will be none of the Lucasarts faffing around and shooting themselves in the foot.

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