Star Wars Battlefront is out now, and according to Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen, it won't be the last Star Wars game developed by the company. EA's 10-year licensing deal with Star Wars owner Disney allows Electronic Arts to work on future Star Wars Battlefront games as well as other titles focused around the Star Wars franchise.
"It's a big effort for us, and I don't think there's a human being in the world who hasn't heard of the Star Wars movie coming. And so, [it's a] great opportunity," said Jorgensen at the UBS Global Technology Conference in San Francisco. "We struck a licensing deal with Disney a few years back that's almost ten years in length. The game that comes out tomorrow, Star Wars Battlefront, is a traditional first-person style shooter game. 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."
During the same presentation, Jorgensen has confirmed that the deal with Disney covers every Star Wars movie developed so far, including the two trilogies and The Force Awakens, as well as any other upcoming core installments and spinoff entries in the series.
"We get access to all of the historical content as well as all the new content developed. The beauty of the Star Wars franchise is it's almost unlimited in what you can do with it. We know Disney has done a great job with other franchises and we believe they'll do the same with Star Wars over time in delivering new worlds, new characters, new vehicles, all the things that make great video games. Our goal is not to make video games directly about the movies, it's to use the IP in the movie to make great, exciting games."
Star Wars Battlefront is out now in North America and releases on the 20th of November in Europe.