Video game publisher EA is excited by the opportunity to work on some of its upcoming Star Wars projects, including the possibility to continue the sorely missed Star Wars: Battlefront series.
Speaking at the Stifel 2013 Technology Conference, CFO Blake Jorgensen dropped the hint, saying, “the opportunity to do a new Battlefront, for example, which is one of the very popular Star Wars games, or some of the other traditional games that were made, is very exciting.”
Earlier this month, we learned that an agreement between Disney and EA would have some of the publisher’s most prized development studios like DICE, Visceral Games and BioWare working on a number of upcoming Star Wars games that would span “all interactive platforms and the most popular game genres.”
The prospect of having a studio like DICE behind the reigns of a game like Star Wars: Battlefront III has many fans excited, though it’s much too early to tell the way things will pan out. We can certainly hope, however.
Jorgensen also reiterated that none of EA’s upcoming Star Wars titles would be based specifically on any of the upcoming films, though they might see a release date near the films in the interest of marketing.
“These aren’t movie games, per se; these are stand-alone games,” he said. “But obviously they would come out near the movies and be able to tailgate off of some of the buzz that will be created around the new Star Wars movies.”
We recently learned that EA will discuss their plans for the upcoming Star Wars games on June 10 during this year’s E3.