Every year in June, the video game industry heads to Los Angeles for a week of showmanship at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Companies debut their upcoming software and hardware, allowing the press and those with industry credentials to get a sneak peak at what they have to offer. The highlight of every E3 is undoubtedly the press conferences that kick off the show. Publishers and … Continue reading Electronic Arts at E3
Tomorrow marks three years since Disney and EA announced their multi-year partnership, allowing EA to exclusively produce Star Wars games. Since the announcement, EA has released Star Wars Battlefront for PS4/XB1/PC and Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes for Mobile and they have continued to support Star Wars The Old Republic through expansions. Each of these come with their own set of caveats, though. Battlefront lacks a story driven single player component, Galaxy of Heroes is a free-to-play mobile title with microtransactions, and The Old Republic requires a subscription fee to access its new expansions.
I think it’s safe to say that this isn’t the kind of output fans were hoping for when the partnership was originally announced. Star Wars is the kind of endless universe that allows for an incredible amount of creativity in story telling. Developers could use creative license to expose a new conflict between the Jedi and the Sith, explore the life of an ordinary citizen thrust into an extraordinary situation, or even put us in the shoes of a bounty hunter looking to make a name for him or herself.
Luckily, the list of upcoming Star Wars projects at EA is only growing. Unluckily, the details surrounding these projects are scarce…