After Disney announced it was shutting down LucasArts, choosing instead to have a third party develop games in the “Star Wars” franchise, it was only a matter of time before a deal was made. The company announced Monday (May 6) that they have partnered with Electronic Arts for a new multi-year deal.
A statement from both companies says EA controls the rights to develop games in the “Star Wars” franchise “across all interactive platforms,” USA Today reports. According to EA Labels President Frank Gibeau, “Star Wars” games will be developed by a few of the company’s studios, with DICE, Visceral and BioWare all working on their own titles.
BioWare has a history with the franchise, having developed the critically-acclaimed “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic,” and the MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) “Star Wars: The Old Republic.”
There is still no word on projects that have already begun. All games currently in development were halted when Disney announced the closing, including the highly-anticipated “Star Wars 1313.”