Though Star Wars: Battlefront hasn't even had enough time to gather dust on our shelves, obviously because it's been vying for space in the disk drive with Fallout 4, EA and DICE already have multiple sequels for the shooter planned, as well as other genres of Star Wars games.
Due to an incredible 10-year licencing deal with Star Wars IP owner Disney, we can expect to be bombarded with a deluge of Star Wars games ranging from mobile games to console and PC turnouts.
Never Tell Me The Odds
Speaking at the UBS Global Technology Conference in San Francisco, EA's chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen discussed the gaming giants' plans with what is possibly the most lucrative entertainment IP in our galaxy:
"It's a big effort for us, and I don't think there's a human being in the world who hasn't heard of the Star Wars movie coming (...) We struck a licensing deal with Disney a few years back that's almost ten years in length.
The game that comes out tomorrow, Star Wars Battlefront, is a traditional first-person style shooter game. Our goal is to make future Battlefront games as well as other style games around the Star Wars franchise, both on mobile as well as console and PC. It's a huge opportunity for us."
Though he was adamant EA wouldn't be treading into movie tie-in territory, despite the deal covering The Force Awakens, Episodes VIII & VIIII and the Anthology spin-off movies, as well as the previous 6.
"The beauty of the Star Wars franchise is it's almost unlimited in what you can do with it.
We know Disney has done a great job with other franchises and we believe they'll do the same with Star Wars over time in delivering new worlds, new characters, new vehicles, all the things that make great video games.
Our goal is not to make video games directly about the movies, it's to use the IP in the movie to make great, exciting games."
What Could They Be?
Well we know so far that former Uncharted director Amy Hennig has been tinkering away with a Star Wars game over at Visceral Games that's rumored to be an RPG, though the game is shrouded a shed ton of mystery. Like, "why hasn't Luke Skywalker been in the promotional material for The Force Awakens?!" level mystery.
Well judging by the strength of Battlefront, you can almost be sure EA's Star Wars branded games will be well crafted, heartfelt affairs. As long as we get games that resemble Rogue Squadron/X-Wing/TIE Fighter, Jedi Knight and Knights of the Old Republic, I'll be more sated than a full Sarlaac.
No pressure then, yeah?
What about you?