New Star Wars: Battlefront a possibility?

News Aaron Birch
25 May 2013 - 05:53

A new Star Wars: Battlefront may be a possibility now that EA has secured the license...

EA isn't what you'd call the most popular videogame publisher around, despite owning some of the biggest-selling licenses in the market, and it's constantly taking a beating. The recent news that the giant has acquired the Star Wars license from Disney didn't exactly help, either, with the company's haters instantly assuming the sci-fi epic's future games were doomed to annual-release mediocrity.

However, when you consider that EA has the talented folks at BioWare, Criterion and Visceral and in its stables, to name but a few teams, the possibility of a decent Star Wars title isn't so easy to dismiss. And, if EA CFO, Blake Jorgensen's comments at the Stifel 2013 Technology Conference (via Gamespot) have any substanc to them, fans could be very happy, as a new Battlefront title may be a possibility.

Talking about the Star Wars license, he said, "The opportunity to do a new Battlefront, for example, which is one of the very popular Star Wars games, or some of the other traditional games that were made, is very exciting."

Jorgensen also confirmed that upcoming Star Wars game would be standalone titles, not tied into existing movies, and that any connection would simply be to coincide in with a movie launch for marketing benefits.

"These aren't movie games, per se; these are stand-alone games," he said. "But obviously they would come out near the movies and be able to tailgate off of some of the buzz that will be created around the new Star Wars movies."

This alone isn't likely to stem the tide of disdain from heading towards EA, but there's no doubting that a new Battlefront would give the publisher some much-needed positive feedback. As long as it lives up to the Pandemic original, that is.


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