Disney teams with EA on Star Wars video games

Disney is not giving up on "Star Wars" video games after all.

A month after shutting down game production at Lucasfilm subsidiary LucasArts, The Walt Disney Co. said Monday that it had entered multi-year deal with Electronic Arts Inc. to develop new "Star Wars" video games.

According to a statement, EA will develop games for a "core gaming audience" while Disney will retain the right to develop titles for mobile devices, social platforms and online.

We might get to see a new Battlefront game yet

We might get to see a new Battlefront game yet

 

Terms were not disclosed.

Disney is aiming to make its money-losing interactive unit profitable this year and shifting some game development costs elsewhere should help.

Disney bought Lucasfilm for $4.06 billion in December. The company said last month that it will release a new "Star Wars" movie every year starting in 2015.

 

 

Associated Press


Published Date: May 07, 2013 08:29 am | Updated Date: May 07, 2013 08:29 am