EA Will Make All Your Star Wars Games Now

#51 Posted by seamus85 (116 posts) -

bahahahahhaha

#52 Posted by spraynardtatum (2790 posts) -
#53 Edited by drumpsycho89 (505 posts) -

@djou: holy shit that would be quite amazballs dude!!!!

#54 Posted by Fawkes (237 posts) -

Well shit.

#55 Posted by peritus (992 posts) -

K o t o r 3 ! Make it so!

#56 Posted by crusader8463 (14419 posts) -

I hope this doesn't mean Origin exclusives and all the terrible pre-order/DLC nickel and diming EA does. Can't wait to see them hold back lightsabers as DLC or a pre-order bonus. Different coloured blades depending on where you pre-order are coming.

#57 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -

@rebgav said:

@rodiard said:

Star Wars: Need For Lightspeed: Podracers

Best possible outcome.

I'd indeed love Criterion to get in on all this juicy Star Wars action. Damn - Criterion makes some damn fine games.

#58 Posted by rebgav (1429 posts) -

hmmmmmmmmmmm i cant decide if this is good news or bad news....

Did you miss the part where EA has the exclusive rights to Star Wars games? You may have missed that part.

#59 Posted by marbleCmoney (461 posts) -

Well, it's not like there were a bunch of awesome Star Wars games being released, so I can't say I'm that disappointed by this.

#60 Posted by expensiveham (290 posts) -

this sucks

#61 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4184 posts) -

I wonder if Visceral could do an interesting, dark game out of this. Merge a bounty hunter story with a Mercs 3 foundation.

#62 Posted by rebgav (1429 posts) -

@seppli said:

@rebgav said:

@rodiard said:

Star Wars: Need For Lightspeed: Podracers

Best possible outcome.

I'd indeed love Criterion to get in on all this juicy Star Wars action. Damn - Criterion makes some damn fine games.

Oh no, I meant that pun title was the best possible outcome. An actual game based on it would probably be turrble.

#63 Edited by Wrighteous86 (3780 posts) -

Well, this sucks.

@peritus said:

K o t o r 3 ! Make it so!

But, "they already made KoToR 3-7"!

#64 Posted by ScreamingGhost (214 posts) -

@hadestimes: Who did you have in mind? I mean EA is at least better then Activision and I couldn't see Ubisoft making the move on Star Wars. Don't get me wrong I'm not all for EA but who else do you think would have been a better choice?

#65 Edited by MeatSim (10818 posts) -

If DICE gets to make Battlefront 3 and gets a break from Battlefield then I will be okay with this, despite the potential problems of EA having exclusivity over the license.

#66 Edited by Trilogy (2648 posts) -

Kotor is the only star wars game I've ever cared about. It just so happens that I really care about as it's one of my favorite games. A lot of my interest of this hinges on whether Bioware makes another proper Kotor game or not. Even if they do, there's no guarantee that it will be any good since God only knows who still works at Bioware from the OG Kotor team. If their heart isn't in it, the last thing I want is some farted out half assed sequel.

The more likely outcome and motivation of this is based on the fact that a lot of Star Wars movies are coming out in the next 5-10 years assuming this whole JJ Abrams thing works out. Expect a shit load of EA made movie games with the star wars label slapped on them.

The harsh reality is that there are way more bad/mediocre star wars games than good ones. Most of them came out during the release of the prequels (1999-2005). Some of those games left a rotten taste in my mouth and I was a much bigger star wars fan then, than I am now. You can imagine my tolerance for thrown together movie games is A LOT lower these days.

#67 Posted by crow13 (139 posts) -

I'm still a little loss on all the EA hate. Without raging could someone explain to me why this is that terrible?

#68 Edited by GaspoweR (2940 posts) -

@wrighteous86 said:

Well, this sucks.

@peritus said:

K o t o r 3 ! Make it so!

They already made KoToR 3-7!

Well, don't say that. Let's just wait and see what comes out of this despite what has happened with EA this past few years. Also there might be some HOT COLLAB with Johnny V in the future as a co-producer on the Disney side of things.

#69 Edited by mr_grimm (11 posts) -

@irvandus said:

Cause Star Wars games were awesome before this.

Agree. These are three great studios, lets give them the benefit of the doubt.

#70 Posted by NickDynmo (174 posts) -

SWTOR is an awesome game and I genuinely love it. I don't understand all the hate. It's a good game!

#71 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

So, Bioware can make KOTOR 3, Dice can make Battlefront 3 and Visceral can make a new Republic Commando(They got the co-op parts down, so they could do it)

#72 Posted by Jazzycola (662 posts) -

Well makes sense. I mean who else is gonna publish a star wars game. Square Enix? No they're strapped for cash and can't afford the licensing. Activision? Nope they can't make a billion dollars a year from it. Take two? Nope they'd rather make their own properties than pay a huge amount in licensing. EA's really the only choice. So between this and not having any star wars games released...decide for yourselves.

#73 Edited by MrBubbles (760 posts) -

Maybe now they'll restart Star Wars 1313? maybe? perhaps? please?

It would be awesome if DICE made a new Battlefront game.

#74 Edited by Cirdain (3039 posts) -
#75 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3788 posts) -

God EA hate is so fucking tired. Who would be better? There is a ton of potential with EA. New KOTOR, a Battlefront that's actually good (made by DICE) and who knows what else?

#76 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

@rebgav said:

@seppli said:

@rebgav said:

@rodiard said:

Star Wars: Need For Lightspeed: Podracers

Best possible outcome.

I'd indeed love Criterion to get in on all this juicy Star Wars action. Damn - Criterion makes some damn fine games.

Oh no, I meant that pun title was the best possible outcome. An actual game based on it would probably be turrble.

I'm just saying Criterion is part of EA, and it's a dope outfit that made some of my favorite games ever. Besides - DICE and Bioware are pretty much on top of my list of most esteemed developers making exactly my kind of games as well, so I could not be more happy about this news.

Seriously - there's no other outfit better suited than EA to deliver the experiences I want out of Star Wars games. I challenge you to come up with a better and more comprehensive match.

P.S. Remember the Lord of the Rings stuff EA did? Above and beyond what movie tie-ins usually deliver. EA can do Star Wars justice.

#77 Posted by Nictel (2399 posts) -

Clouded the future is.

#78 Edited by spiralsin (156 posts) -
@mr_grimm said:

@irvandus said:

Cause Star Wars games were awesome before this.

Agree. These are three great studios, lets give them the benefit of the doubt.

This.

I know it's popular to hate on EA but as a Star Wars fan, I'm willing to see what they can do with the license. Bioware, Visceral, and DICE are all solid studios. It's not like LucasArts games had a great track record in recent years. Although, I do hope Star Wars 1313 gets resurrected in some form. That did look promising.

#79 Edited by mtfikhan (93 posts) -

Republic Commando 2 or GTFO

#80 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5352 posts) -

Didn't EA already make most Star Wars games anyway?

#81 Posted by lead_farmer (1040 posts) -

Just turn Battlefield into Battlefront, EA. People fighting over getting into an X-wing or Snowspeeder with the winner quickly crashing into something would be great.

New Rogue Squadron, please! <3

New Tie Fighter or no thanks.

Yes to these, but not likely. Not sure which developer steps up to tackle the franchises.

#82 Edited by Rolyatkcinmai (2684 posts) -

EA is fine. People who hate on EA endlessly are idiots. Would you have preferred Activision? Ubisoft? Piss off.

#83 Edited by Hunter5024 (5600 posts) -

I think there are worse publishers for the brand to be under, but I don't like the idea of giving exclusive rights to any one publisher, no matter who it is. Marvel has some of the most insanely interesting properties from a video game perspective, but they've completely squandered all of their potential. Instead of making interesting video games they just cash in a quick buck whenever they can capitalize on the hype of a movie. It's very easy to see EA falling into this same trap for Star Wars.

#84 Posted by Funkydupe (3311 posts) -

I love Star Wars! This is the Return of Star Wars. It'll Strike Back and entertain me. I can sense a New Hope in the Disney takeover and I think there'll be some good movies and games.

#85 Edited by Metal_Mills (2986 posts) -

Someone finish 1313 please.

#86 Posted by Ninja (523 posts) -
#87 Edited by mano521 (1222 posts) -

DICE, make me a battlefront

#88 Posted by Reisz (1478 posts) -

@vyper said:

Finally, we can get Madden X Star Wars.

You laugh but I would totally be into a sports game in the Star Wars universe. At this point it would be a really fresh way to use the license and would show that they're approaching this with more thought than the bottom line.

#89 Posted by Demoskinos (14724 posts) -

Well, its better than nothing.

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#90 Posted by Agamemnon (33 posts) -

The Empire Strikes Gold

#91 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3788 posts) -

@mr_grimm said:

@irvandus said:

Cause Star Wars games were awesome before this.

Agree. These are three great studios, lets give them the benefit of the doubt.

This.

I know it's popular to hate on EA but as a Star Wars fan, I'm willing to see what they can do with the license. Bioware, Visceral, and DICE are all solid studios. It's not like LucasArts games had a great track record in recent years. Although, I do hope Star Wars 1313 gets resurrected in some form. That did look promising.

Agree (good to see reasonable people are here).

I like the idea of 1313... it's be fun I'm sure as a linear game more or less but I'd love it if it was an open world crime title as well.

#92 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

@reisz said:

@vyper said:

Finally, we can get Madden X Star Wars.

You laugh but I would totally be into a sports game in the Star Wars universe. At this point it would be a really fresh way to use the license and would show that they're approaching this with more thought than the bottom line.

A huttball variant with proper action gameplay? Mindblowing. Spent so much of my time in SW:TOR playing Huttball. As far as CTF modes go, it's one of the best ever.

#93 Posted by ZagZagovich (757 posts) -

For as questionable EA decisions were in the last few years, they still have a bunch of solid studios under them and even the issue of making games for mass market is not that bad for Star Wars. What was the last decent action game based on Star Wars? Republic Commando? A straightforward action game in that universe could be great.

#94 Edited by rebgav (1429 posts) -

@seppli said:

Seriously - there's no other outfit better suited than EA to deliver the experiences I want out of Star Wars games. I challenge you to come up with a better and more comprehensive match.

I don't feel that strongly about it but there is potential for good games set in the Star Wars universe, unfortunately EA tend to produce games which do nothing for me. The exclusivity aspect makes it kind of a bummer but whatever, we probably haven't lost or gained anything of value here.

#95 Edited by cAnDyMaN69666 (59 posts) -

the force will be with you, for an online pass

#96 Posted by Turambar (6711 posts) -

"Every developer dreams of creating games for the Star Wars universe,” said EA Labels President Frank Gibeau. "Now, we own the exclusive rights to those dreams,"

That line just reads so fucking scummy.

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#97 Edited by Sweetz (507 posts) -

Meh, when I think of which of any of the big publishers I'd like to get the license, I don't come up with any clear winner.

To be honest, I don't even know what I want in a Star Wars game anymore - or that I want one at all. Since Mass Effect and appealing potential that Prey 2 seemed to have, I'm much more interested in developers coming up with their own sci fi IPs at this point. Star Wars has too much baggage anymore.

#98 Edited by Humanity (9015 posts) -

@spiralsin said:
@mr_grimm said:

@irvandus said:

Cause Star Wars games were awesome before this.

Agree. These are three great studios, lets give them the benefit of the doubt.

This.

I know it's popular to hate on EA but as a Star Wars fan, I'm willing to see what they can do with the license. Bioware, Visceral, and DICE are all solid studios. It's not like LucasArts games had a great track record in recent years. Although, I do hope Star Wars 1313 gets resurrected in some form. That did look promising.

Agree (good to see reasonable people are here).

I like the idea of 1313... it's be fun I'm sure as a linear game more or less but I'd love it if it was an open world crime title as well.

Are you guys all nuts? It's EA! Don't you remember, when they stole our babies and burned them before our very eyes??

I too think this could possibly be a good thing. It's not like Star Wars has anything to lose at this point. Just imagine if we can get some form of spiritual successor to Dark Forces on Frostbite? Light sabers and destructible environments seem like a match made in a galaxy far far away.

#99 Edited by Cybexx (1162 posts) -

Alex, it sounds like you are daring me to make something like "Wars: The Stars".

It is a good bet that DICE is making a Battlefront style game with Frostbite, by which I mean a Star Wars skinned Battlefield game of course.

ILM worked on the rendering pipeline and assets for 1313 and I heard there was some problems getting that stuff to work right so I doubt any kind of 1313 revival would use that stuff because its way too expensive for EA to work with ILM. I could see Visceral taking the idea of 1313 and building it with their own tech (fun fact I just learned, the Dead Space engine was built on the Godfather engine).

#100 Posted by Draugen (636 posts) -

Whatever. They've already killed all interest I had in Star Wars anyway.

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