That’s because despite Disney retooling its agreements for LucasArts titles with current licensee Electronic Arts it appears that the Mouse House is more than happy with the arrangement. So happy that Walt’s leavings extended the current agreement another decade. Yeah, that “multi-year” mention when the purchase was announced is really a full ten years.
If this was the Electronic Arts of roughly ten years ago, I may be concerned. Despite being one of the largest publishers the company has changed drastically over the years. While that means Star Wars: The Old Republic will chase the lifespan of the nine-years-and-counting World of Warcraft, we may see other MMOGs come EA. Heck, the publisher has already committed to a reboot of Battlefront.
You may be happy to hear that what was not included in this recent Eurogamer discussion. Electronic Arts is not preparing to do a Star Wars movie tie-in for the upcoming December 2015 film from JJ Abrams.
Wondering how Star Wars: The Old Republic has done and if the partnership expects it to stick around? Details behind the cut.
“It’s a great business that’s very repeatable,” EA’s chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen said. “We brought the economics in line so it’s a profitable business for us.