When Disney bought out Star Wars several years ago, it may not have realized all the facets involved with the franchise. Not only was it buying movie rights, but Disney would need to manage books, toys, comics, video games, board games, and more. It seems Disney is only now getting some of its feet under it. The EA CEO recently said more Star Wars video games are coming.
More Star Wars Games Coming: Ball Finally Rolling
Disney went a number of years without producing much video game content at all. a couple of games looked to be in the pipeline, but they all fell by the wayside. Battlefront came out, and while it was a welcome return to the much loved Battlefront games of the past, it came with issues. Eventually, EA released Jedi: Fallen Order and the soon to be released Star Wars: Squadrons.
The mobile phone side of gaming saw more action. Back in 2015 EA launched perhaps its best overall game in Galaxy of Heroes. Several other mobile games came and went, but at least there was more effort there.
Thankfully EA CEO Andrew Wilson said the following:
“We’ve had success in first-person shooters, in RPGs, in action adventure, in MMORPGs, in mobile, and I believe we’re going to have success with Squadrons as well. We’re going to double down on that partnership. Disney continues to be very, very committed to the IP and to the canon.”EA CEO Andrew Wilson
More Star Wars Games Coming: Living Proof
Many times companies say stuff like this, but the proof seems to be already here. We received Jedi: Fallen Order last fall. Without hardly a a word EA sprang Squadrons on us, due out in mere months. We also finally received the re-release of Star Wars Episode I: Racer.
All said and done, EA seems to have everything in control. Everything flows downhill right? But what about EA’s Past?
Battlefront II was fairly well crafted. Fallen Order received excellent feedback from fans and critics, but EA is not without its shortcomings. When Battlefront II was released, an uproar ensued about EA doing a money grab. The Loot crates and essential DLCs made the game a pay to play money grab.
Also, EA currently has the Galaxy of Heroes fan base in an uproar. They are doing a terrible job of listening to the community or taking advantage of them. If you are free to play, then you better not count on getting new heroes for up to a year later. Many are walking way from the game.