Disney and EA today announced a multi-year agreement for game development. DICE and Visceral will be the two new studios involved in game development, with Bioware continuing what they've been doing with Star Wars already.

Visceral makes sense. Games like Dead Space show their chops. But DICE doesn't make as much sense. Since 2005, they've pretty much been making only Battlefield games, with a brief break from that for Mirror's Edge. Maybe they'd be a good fit for a Star Wars: Battlefront type of game.

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jdodson   Admin wrote on 05/07/2013 at 04:40pm

When Disney shuttled Lucas Arts and said they were going to license the IP I figured some big company would snatch up the licenses. *sigh*

I don't have much vested in Star Wars video games anymore, though I do still need to play Knights of the Old Republic.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 05/07/2013 at 04:56pm

I still don't get closing Lucas Arts. It's a sad loss.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 05/07/2013 at 04:58pm

Its really a money thing I bet. If the just license the IP they get scrilla per year for doing little. I bet Lucas Arts was, at the time, making little or operating at a loss.

BR   Supporter wrote on 05/07/2013 at 06:51pm

No...this can't be,no,no NOT EA. NOOOOO.


jdodson   Admin wrote on 05/07/2013 at 07:30pm

I agree, its not an awesome thing.

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