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Since 2013, just one game publisher has held the rights to make games based on the “Star Wars” license: Electronic Arts, the makers of “FIFA,” “Madden,” and the “Battlefield” series.
On Wednesday, that exclusivity agreement finally came to an end with the announcement of a new “Star Wars” game from “Assassin’s Creed” maker Ubisoft.
Described as a “brand-new, story-driven, open world ‘Star Wars’ adventure,” the game is being made by Ubisoft’s Massive studio, which last produced “The Division 2” in 2019.
It’s unlikely to be the only “Star Wars” gaming project in production, including an expected sequel to “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” from EA’s Respawn Entertainment. Despite ending the exclusivity deal, a Disney executive told Wired it has no plans to terminate its relationship with EA.
“EA has been and will continue to be a very strategic and important partner for us now and going forward,” Disney senior vice president of games Sean Shoptaw told Wired. “We did feel like there’s room for others.”
The announcement of a new “Star Wars” game from Disney — the first with a new gaming partner in eight years — came the same week that the entertainment giant revealed another collaboration: an entirely new game …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Technology