Star Wars is a massive franchise with a catalog of lore that grows daily through film, books, comics and video games. While it’s no surprise that EA has several Star Wars games in the works, the publisher is working with a number of developers to create something for everyone.
In a new video shown at the EA Play Press Conference today, the publisher put emphasis on catering to the fans, regardless of where their loyalties lie in regard to game platform, play style or favorite era in the franchise.
“What we’re really trying to do at EA,” says Justin McCully, general manager of EA Star Wars. “Is to cater to different parts of the Star Wars universe and create different game experiences that are tailor-made for those fans.”
Star Wars: Battlefront is expected to receive free content and three more digital expansion packs by the end of 2016. DICE is also working with Criterion on an exclusive Battlefront VR mission for PlayStation VR this year. For mobile title, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, Capital Games has added new features like guilds, raids and chat with more updates planned for this year. This December, BioWare will celebrate the 5th anniversary of the MMO game, Star Wars: The Old Republic.
No new games were announced during the E3 EA Play Press Conference this year, aside from mentioning an unknown project by Visceral Games and a third-person adventure title led by Respawn Entertainment. The Visceral project is overseen by industry veteran, Amy Hennig, who says they are working on an “authentic Star Wars experience” for the fans.
“EA has some really exciting plans in the works for the Star Wars portfolio,” says Jade Raymond, vice president and general manager of Motive Studios and Visceral Games. “What we’re doing is bringing in talent from across the industry and letting them loose. We have completely different games on the horizon and I hope that every fan walks away going, ‘wow, I never thought they were going to bring my Star Wars fantasy to life.”