“You should expect to continue investing in our Star Wars relationship.”
EA Games’ exclusive license to make Star Wars games may be set to expire, but that doesn’t mean it is going to stop them from making it.
In January 2021, Ubisoft and Lucasfilm Games announced that they were working on a new open-world Star Wars game, confirming EA’s long-running exclusive license approach to developing the game based on the Star Wars franchise. Have been.
In a recent earnings call (via Eurogamer), EA CEO Andrew Wilson reiterated the company’s position that the end of this exclusive license would not mean the end of a Star Wars game from EA.
Wilson said, “I don’t think you should imagine the fact that some other people will build some Star Wars games, which are going to change our ability to make IPs or our fair number of games.” We should hope that we will continue to invest in our Star Wars relationship. It has been very profitable… and we are excited about what we will be able to do in the future. But you should not read that necessarily we are producing fewer titles. ”
Is not slow
Wilson said EA will continue to “invest in” the franchise and at the same time give some new experiences on platforms for the future.
Given that the call also revealed that the publisher’s portfolio of the Star Wars title has sold in the millions and made it “over $ 3bn in net bookings”, it’s not entirely surprising that EA Star Wars Would like to continue making games.
Wilson’s words serve as a rethink and elaboration on EA’s previous statement that it plans to produce more Star Wars games, stating that “we had a long time with our Lucasfilm games Proud of the upcoming collaboration, which will continue for years to come, adding “We love Star Wars, and we look forward to creating a more exciting experience for players to enjoy.”
It seems that there are many more Star Wars games in the future which can only be a good thing, right? right?