EA making Star Wars games. DICE, Visceral & BioWare “crafting epic adventures”

EA and Disney have announced a deal that well see three EA studios producing Star Wars games. DICE, Visceral and Bioware will be creating, “new experiences [that] may borrow from films, but all new stories and gameplay”

EA’s DICE, Visceral & BioWare making Star Wars games

There’s no mention of Star Wars 1313 but it seems unlikely that EA will be picking up a disbanded studio’s unfinished work. Especially given the studios it’s lined up, and the talk of, “new games” (Bioware aside). Here are the key points from the press release:

The Walt Disney Company and Electronic Arts Inc. today announced a new multi-year exclusive licensing agreement to develop and publish globally new games based on Star Wars characters and storylines.

Under the agreement, EA will develop and publish new Star Wars titles for a core gaming audience, spanning all interactive platforms and the most popular game genres, while Disney will retain certain rights to develop new titles within the mobile, social, tablet and online game categories.

“Every developer dreams of creating games for the Star Wars universe,” said EA Labels President Frank Gibeau. “Three of our top studios will fulfill that dream, crafting epic adventures for Star Wars fans. DICE and Visceral will produce new games, joining the BioWare team which continues to develop for the Star Wars franchise. The new experiences we create may borrow from films, but the games will be entirely original with all new stories and gameplay.”