EA stood firm behind their policy that they would not develop any future Star Wars games based on the upcoming trilogy of films.
During a recent presentation at the UBS Global Technology Conference, EA chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen said,
"We've done movie games over the years and we wanted to make sure that we weren't doing a movie game, i.e., game based on the movie."
Jorgensen did add,"The beauty of the Star Wars franchise is that it's so broad and so deep, you don't have to do a movie game, you can do a game that's very focused on the world that's been created around Star Wars."
This news may be the best thing for the Star Wars game franchise as many recent games based off movies leave much to be desired and lacked in overall story.
EA did announce that they recently struck a 10 year licensing deal with Star Wars and Disney. Through the deal, EA can develop games loosely based around the timeframe of future movies to cross promote as well as weave in other story lines sub plots to make the games unique.
"We struck what we believe is a fantastic deal which allows us to be able to build games in many different genres across multiple types of platforms over ten years and we'll leverage the strength of the Disney marketing associated with the Star Wars properties both in movies and other things that they may do over the timeframe. We'll try to align those with that marketing power Disney has so it will get aligned with timing around the movies, but it won't necessarily be aligned with the movie." said Jorgensen.
Most recently at E3 in June, EA unveiled their latest project. Working with developers Visceral Games, BioWare, and DICE to develop and build the newest installment of Star Wars: Battlefront.
Get ready to see plenty more Star Wars games over the next 10 years, but if you were planning on following Han Solo and the gang through the movie plot, looks like EA has other plans in mind.