Star Wars Consumed by EA
It seems Disney is controlled by the Dark Side as the company has just signed a contract with EA giving them exclusive development and publishing rights to Star Wars games. The news gets worse too.
This development and publishing agreement between EA and Disney is a multi-year exclusive. This means that for the next few years no other company will be making a Star Wars game except EA.
While EA's President Frank Gibeau states "While we don't have any details to share today on specific titles, our development teams are already brimming with design ideas" and "The EA Studios that will develop these games are some of the most innovative and popular creative teams in the world, and include DICE and Visceral, in addition to the BioWare team, which is already developing for the Star Wars franchise." Us, gamers will know very well what this means - Origin exclusive Star Wars game packed full of pre-order goodies and lots of DLC content.
Under this contract, EA will develop and publish new Star Wars games for what they are calling "core gaming audience" across consoles and the PC platform while Disney will still have rights to mobile, social, tablet and online games.
While I have perhaps been very harsh on EA in this news post, I can only hope that I am completely wrong and EA can prove me wrong. So EA, PLEASE prove me wrong so I do not have to press this button.