When Disney and Electronic Arts entered into a ten year exclusive license agreement for the creation of "core" Star Wars games back in 2013, one could forgive both sides for thinking that the sky would be the limit for the alliance.
But now in 2021, a changed world (both in terms of Star Wars and...other) means a reevaluation of the contract that set the two giants on their course. A reevaluation that will definitively change the galaxy, or at least the one that's "far, far away".
Let's dive in.
This will be a day long remembered...in Virtual Legality.
#StarWars #Lucasfilm #EA
Discussed in this episode:
"The Walt Disney Company and EA Announce Multi-Year Star Wars Games Agreement"
Press Release - May 6, 2013
"EA/Disney 'Star Wars' Deal to Last 10 Years, Expand Past Movies"
The Hollywood Reporter - November 21, 2013
"EA’s Troubled Decade Of Star Wars Games"
Kotaku - January 6, 2019
"Lucasfilm Games has been hiring for new Star Wars games and 'heritage projects' (updated)"
PC Gamer - March 20, 2019
"Virtual Legality #38 - Lucasfilm Games, Electronic Arts, and the Future of Star Wars (Hoeg Law)"
YouTube Video - March 20, 2019 - Hoeg Law
"Electronic Arts plans to 'double down' on Star Wars games"
PC Gamer - June 23, 2020
"LUCASFILM GAMES BEGINS A NEW ERA"
Star Wars Website - January 11, 2021
"Lucasfilm Games" Twitter Feed
"GET YOUR FEDORAS AND WHIPS READY FOR A NEW INDIANA JONES GAME"
Star Wars Website - January 12, 2021
"LUCASFILM GAMES HITS LIGHTSPEED TOWARD THE FUTURE"
Star Wars Website - January 13, 2021
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