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Star Wars Prequels Games

EA Is the Game Company Disney Was Looking For 254

Posted by samzenpus
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An anonymous reader writes "Electronic Arts announced today it has landed an exclusive multi-year agreement to develop and publish games based on Lucasfilms' Star Wars universe. EA said the it will create and publish Star Wars games for a 'core gaming audience' across 'all popular platforms' and genres. The EA studios creating those 'core' Star Wars games are Battlefield developer DICE, Dead Space developer Visceral Games and Mass Effect house BioWare."
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EA Is the Game Company Disney Was Looking For

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  • by SirSlud (67381) on Monday May 06, 2013 @05:21PM (#43648147) Homepage

    Make it happen.

  • xwing? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday May 06, 2013 @05:49PM (#43648485)

    Say goodbye to modding any star wars games, and hello to paying through the nose for DLC.

    Oh well. I just hope they re-make X-Wing.

  • Re:Great... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by 24-bit Voxel (672674) on Monday May 06, 2013 @05:51PM (#43648515) Journal

    Same here. For me, if it's not on steam it doesn't exist. And since EA isn't on steam... well... it's as if hundreds of games screamed out in isolation and were suddenly silenced.

  • Who cares? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Animats (122034) on Monday May 06, 2013 @05:58PM (#43648585) Homepage

    Who cares? This franchise is way past its sell-by date.

    Looking forward to the new Honor Harrington movie. [davidweber.net]

  • Re:Great... (Score:2, Interesting)

    by steelfood (895457) on Monday May 06, 2013 @09:27PM (#43649865)

    Not yet.

    Marvel isn't nearly as integrated into the Disney culture (and doesn't integrate nearly as well) as Pixar or Lucasfilm, whose content matter can be described as wholesome, and if not then sanitized. On the other hand, Marvel's stories deal with darker, more complex, and more adult issues. These are issues that Disney is not accustomed to working with.

    Marvel is the lone adult in a room full of infantile children. In fact, this may actually be a fair description of the relationship between Marvel's culture and Disney's culture. For now, Marvel is safe, because Disney doesn't really know what to do with Marvel. Yet. But as George Carlin says, "Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience." As in the same way that a child wouldn't know what to do with an adult initially, it'll only be a matter of time before Disney does exactly that with Marvel.

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