I'm not sure if anyone else caught this, but I was reviewing the Disney Lucasfilm acquisition conference call transcript and one question to Bob Iger was of particular interest. What do you think this means for the future of Star Wars console games? I know it's easy to read too deeply into these things, but what do you think can be taken from Iger's response to Amobi about games? It may be nothing...I mean, "looking opportunistically" may mean we see way more Star Wars games than ever before, even though they aren't focused on the console...licensing out the Star Wars name to developers to pump out multiplatform titles like crazy because they seem to be virtually guaranteed to make money doesn't seem like too far of a reach given Disney's propensity to really milk the hell out of their properties.
Q: Tuna Amobi, S&P
"...I'm wondering how you see your games business being impacted by Lucasfilm specifically? And the dynamics of the social versus console strategy?"
A: Bob Iger, CEO of Disney
"We're likely to focus more on social and mobile than we are on console. We'll look opportunistically at console, mostly likely at licensing rather than publishing. But we think that given the nature of these characters and how well known they are and the storytelling that they lend themselves quite nicely as they've already demonstrated to the other platforms."