With Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm, another area of the “Star Wars” universe set to get a shake-up is the video game side.
With EA having signed an agreement with Disney to make new “Star Wars” games, starting with the recently announced “Star Wars: Battlefront,” the company has ambitious plans to refresh the franchise.
Speaking at GamesCom this week, EA rep Patrick Soderlund says: “The most important thing for me is that we take the Star Wars license and come up with games where peoples’ jaws drop. We need to do with this what [Batman: Arkham Asylum] did for the Batman license.”
“Mirror’s Edge” and “Battlefield” developer DICE is handling ‘Battlefront’. Most surprisingly though, they have access to the material Lucasfilm has developed so far for two games in early development that the company had to scrap when it was sold to Disney – “Star Wars 1313” and “Star Wars: Battlefront III”.
Soderlund says: “We didn’t toss anything out. We’re looking at the old games. We have access to everything that was done during the LucasArts era. But we do want to take our own stance.”