EA re-examining approach to Star Wars games

ea-star-wars-battlefrontPatrick Söderlund, the executive vice president of EA Games Label at EA, recently spoke to Polygon about their approach to the Star Wars universe.

“The most important thing for me is that we take the Star Wars license and come up with games where peoples’ jaws drop,” he said. “We need to do with this what [Batman: Arkham Asylum] did for the Batman license.”

He revealed for the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront game, announced at E3 earlier this year, EA’s DICE studio came forward to want to work on it – and is using resources developed by LucasArts for Battlefront 3.

“We didn’t toss anything out,” he said. “We’re looking at the old games. We have access to everything that was done during the LucasArts era. But we do want to take our own stance.”

2 Replies to “EA re-examining approach to Star Wars games”

  1. Only recently I got myself the LucasArts book “Rogue Leaders”, and if they want our jaws to drop, there are a number of really interesting ideas in there, including a 3PO adventure game set after Endor, a smuggler game, the Wookiee game that turned into The Force Unleashed, an early version of KotOR 3 and, of course, “Episode VII – Shadows of the Sith”. :-)

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