EA Confirms ‘Star Wars Battlefront’ Sequels

Star Wars: Battlefront

Gamers eager to begin their journey in Star Wars: Battlefront, which is launching on Nov. 17 for the Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One and PC, should be happy to know that the title is seemingly going to get sequels.

Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen said at the UBS Global Technology Conference held in San Francisco that its 10-year licensing deal with Disney would be leading to severalBattlefront titles.

In addition, Jorgensen said that the games will also include other genres, which the company is planning to launch on consoles, mobile devices and PC.

“Our goal is to make future Battlefront games as well as other style games around the ‘Star Wars’ franchise, both on mobile as well as console and PC. It’s a huge opportunity for us,” Jorgensen said at the conference.

In addition to Battlefront, Electronic Arts is developing another Star Wars title, led by Amy Hennig, the director of the Uncharted series, at Visceral Games. While details about the new game are still unclear, rumors say that the title is a role-playing game set in the “Star Wars” universe.

Jorgensen also revealed that the deal between Electronic Arts and Disney does not only cover the first six movies in the “Star Wars” franchise, with Battlefront focusing on the original trilogy. The deal also covers the seventh movie “The Force Awakens,” along with upcoming movies and spinoffs.

Jorgensen reiterated that Electronic Arts is not planning to make games that are movie tie-ins, as the company has access to all the lore and new content being released for the franchise.

“The beauty of the ‘Star Wars’ franchise is it’s almost unlimited in what you can do with it,” he said, adding that the company believes Disney will do a great job with the franchise as it has with others. Electronic Arts believes that Disney will create new worlds, characters, vehicles and other things that would make for great video games.

 The goal then for Electronic Arts is not to create video games that are about the movies, but rather to use the contents of the movies to create new and exciting titles.

Electronic Arts, however, is required to follow one major rule, and that is to stay true to the established fiction of the “Star Wars” franchise.

Jorgensen noted that Electronic Arts views its partnership with Disney as one of its best ones yet, with the entertainment conglomerate being very helpful in giving the game development team the content required to create great video games.