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EA to give Star Wars games a Batman Arkham-style treatment

EA wants to deliver "deep and immersive storylines"

EA plans to give the Star Wars universe the same treatment as Warner and Rocksteady did with Batman for their popular series of Arkham games.

In an interview with Fortune, EA CEO Andrew Wilson also reiterated that the company's Star Wars games won't be based on any of the films that form the upcoming movie trilogy.


"What Warner Bros. did with Batman was take the core roots of that IP and manifest that inside the walls of Gotham City and delivered an interactive experience that had real ties to what you would see in the films and what you had read in the comics, while having its own life because it could provide such deep and more immersive storylines," Wilson said.

"When we look at the Star Wars properties that's how we're looking at it. We're not trying to build a game that replicates the storyline of any particular film."

EA's Star Wars licensing deal deal with Disney runs for ten years. The company plans for DICE, Visceral and BioWare to develop Star Wars titles.

A Star Wars Battlefront reboot was announced at E3 2013 with a teaser trailer. The game is being helmed by veteran Battlefield developers at DICE's Stockholm studio.

While EA's Star Wars licensing deal will see the company develop games for "a core gaming audience", Disney retains "certain rights" to develop new titles within the mobile, social, tablet and online game categories, which may or may not directly tie in with upcoming movies.


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