Electronic Arts would have left the Star Wars franchise in the hands of Respawn Entertainment so that the rest of the studios focus on their own franchises, such as DICE with Battlefield.
Today a statement has been published on the official Electronic Arts blog in which the company has announced an agreement with Lucasfilm Games to publish three new video games from the Star Wars saga ; All of them have in common that Respawn Entertainment is involved, in two of them as a developer and in one as a producer. For all practical purposes, this means that Electronic Arts games based on the Star Wars franchise remain in the hands of Respawn Entertainment, something that could spell the end of other iconic series such as Star Wars: Battlefront .
This has been confirmed to Venture Beat by sources close to the announcement that took place today. The anonymous people consulted by the media assure that the last people in charge of the Star Wars Battlefront games , DICE , are focusing exclusively on supporting Battlefield 2042 , a game that has not been entirely well received and that could make the leap to the model free-to-play after a poor launch. We already knew that the new Battlefield is meant to be a long-term project that would leave little room at DICE for other developments, but now these sources seem to confirm it.
Electronic Arts would like to focus on its own franchises
In fact, the sources explain that Electronic Arts would have left all the Star Wars games in the hands of Respawn Entertainment to allow the rest of the studios to focus on their own franchises : DICE will continue to work on Battlefield, BioWare with Dragon Age 4 and Mass Effect 4 , and EA Motive will continue development on Dead Space Remake . The company would have rethought its strategy seeking to minimize risk and production costs, both higher when working with third-party franchises.
While there aren’t supposed to be any new Star Wars: Battlefront games , fans of the George Lucas saga won’t be short of adaptations to enjoy: Respawn Entertainment alone will release three games, including a sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen. Order and a first- person shooter that could quench the thirst of Battlefront . It will also edit a strategy game from Bit Reactor, made up of veterans of the XCOM saga .
And that only in Electronic Arts. Outside the company, several interesting projects related to Star Wars are being prepared , such as the open world of Ubisoft Massive , the remake of Star Wars: Kinghts of the Old Republic or Star Wars Eclipse , a new title from Quantic Dreams. That without forgetting LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga , which will arrive on April 5 .