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Star Wars: The Old Republic: EA Scores Multi-Game Publishing Rights to Star Wars Titles

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  • dead2soondead2soon Member Posts: 149
    The evil empire owning the rights to StarWars games doesn't change much for me. I gave up on StarWars games a long time back. StarWars will always be the orginal 3 movies to me and that's the end of it.
  • RoinRoin Member RarePosts: 3,354
    Feeding off the conflict between EA haters and EA lovers. My little black heart could not have asked for a better feast. I'll be smiling about this for years!

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  • Whiskey_SamWhiskey_Sam Member UncommonPosts: 323
    So long, Star Wars.  It was nice knowing you.

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  • TokkenTokken Member RarePosts: 2,164


    Originally posted by eyelolled
    from my perspective this is just fine

    Actually, I concur!

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  • ignore_meignore_me Member, Newbie CommonPosts: 1,987
    Yeah. It's fucking over. Time to find a new hobby.

    Survivor of the great MMORPG Famine of 2011

  • asmkm22asmkm22 Member Posts: 1,788

    Star Wars has basically sucked since the late 90's.  The prequals were bad.  Most of the games just end up being 2nd tier versions for their genre.  The extended universe is horrid.  It's basically been hanging around on a mixture of nestalgia and denial.

    So as much as I'd like to say EA or Disney will ruin the IP, I don't think they can really do much worse.  The bar is set so low right now that there's nothing to lose in trying.

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  • InsaneDalekInsaneDalek Member Posts: 119

    Meh, no big deal. I'll reserve judgment until I actually see what they're going to do. There's at least a little potential here. DICE doing SW Battlefront 3 could be awesome. Also, I think Visceral Games could do very well with a Dead Space style game featuring lightsaber combat...

    Wait and see, I suppose.

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  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Member UncommonPosts: 1,677
    Originally posted by InsaneDalek

    Meh, no big deal. I'll reserve judgment until I actually see what they're going to do. There's at least a little potential here. DICE doing SW Battlefront 3 could be awesome. Also, I think Visceral Games could do very well with a Dead Space style game featuring lightsaber combat...

    Wait and see, I suppose.

    I could not say it better. All this prejudice without even knowing what's ahead of us is... illogical.

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  • ChrisboxChrisbox Member UncommonPosts: 1,729
    Originally posted by MikeB
    Originally posted by JeroKane

    WHAHAHA! I just don't know if I can't stop laughing........... or crying really.

    I guess this marks the end of Star Wars for gamers at least. /sad

    Bit melodramatic, I think. Who else could you have realistically seen this license going to?

    Personally, I'd love to see Battlefront 3 finally get made as a Frostbite-powered game. As for future Star Wars MMOs, I'm not going to touch that one (today ;)).

    Not a bit melodramatic..At this point I dont want to touch an EA game after all the letdowns.  I do want to play a star wars game though.

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  • tiefighter25tiefighter25 Member Posts: 937

    Well Disney certainly isn't dicking around.

    They shhut down LA and now a suit does a Google search, calls for the highest bidder for exclusive rights (who wants the pain in the ass of making video games?) sells to EA, but reserves the right to make social media games. (The Google search said that there was some traction in that market, Star Wars Angry Birds and all.)

    Pppffft. Why did LA even exist, this video game bullshit is soooo easy for Disney suits.

    As to the future of SWTOR, Disney apparently could care less. It's EA's exclusive headache now.

     

    *EDIT* The corporate-speak wording is interesting; ""Three of our top studios will fulfill that dream, crafting epic adventures for Star Wars fans. DICE and Visceral will produce new games, joining the BioWare team which continues to develop for the Star Wars franchise."

    Does that mean the new games go to DICE and Visceral, and Bioware can babysit SWTOR?

  • SuperDonkSuperDonk Member UncommonPosts: 759
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    Originally posted by InsaneDalek

    Meh, no big deal. I'll reserve judgment until I actually see what they're going to do. There's at least a little potential here. DICE doing SW Battlefront 3 could be awesome. Also, I think Visceral Games could do very well with a Dead Space style game featuring lightsaber combat...

    Wait and see, I suppose.

    I could not say it better. All this prejudice without even knowing what's ahead of us is... illogical.

    What is illogical is ignoring the past, especially the recent past.

  • erictlewiserictlewis Member UncommonPosts: 3,021
    Sounds like Disney realized that making a star wars game was not in thier best interest, considering how many failure games have been over the years.  So they said to heck with that and sold it off to the highest bidder.  LoL.   
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 26,955
    Originally posted by erictlewis
    Sounds like Disney realized that making a star wars game was not in thier best interest, considering how many failure games have been over the years.  So they said to heck with that and sold it off to the highest bidder.  LoL.   

    keep in mind they didn't sell anything. Disney still owns the rights, the IP, everything.

    They licensed a multi year deal to make these games.

     




  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,651
    Originally posted by Slampig

    I love the Pavlovian responses when EA is mentioned, "EA has a license for Star Wars games."

     

    "EA?!?!...image"

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  • TamanousTamanous Member RarePosts: 2,993

    I can almost hear the EA execs now:

     

    "Ok start reskinning our money makers with Star Wars graphics! ATTACK OF THE CLONE$$$!!!!" ...  /weinthemoneydance

     

     

    You stay sassy!

  • AcorniaAcornia Member UncommonPosts: 250

    Heads could row both at Dinsey and EA in the long run if EA should happen to turn out another bad game that damages the Dinsey / Star Wars name.

    Would love to read the contract between them to see how Dinsey will protect themselves if the unthinkable should happen and EA should produce a poorly received Star Wars game .

  • DeaconXDeaconX Member UncommonPosts: 3,062
    I suppose this also means ALL PC games that are Star Wars are fated to be exclusively distributed on ORIGIN... wonderful.

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  • IncomparableIncomparable Member UncommonPosts: 1,112

    There is a chance to turn thier stuff around.

    At this point, they have a lot of current experience on what no to do. They can only go up. 

    If they try to maximize their priorities for thier customer first and include steam as an online platform, then that would be a good indication of change within the company.

     

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  • PyukPyuk Member UncommonPosts: 747
    Well yay? Maybe they can hire someone now to fix that POS launcher of theirs so more people can actually log into the game. 

    I make spreadsheets at work - I don't want to make them for the games I play.

  • redcappredcapp Member Posts: 722
    Well, so much for everyone hoping for a different Star Wars mmo any time soon.
  • DeaconXDeaconX Member UncommonPosts: 3,062
    Originally posted by redcapp
    Well, so much for everyone hoping for a different Star Wars mmo any time soon.

    Seriously :/ EA sand enough money into that beast, they won't be shutting it down for a long time. They're going to milk it for all its worth... and then some.

     

    At LEAST this is slightly better than if Disney simply didn't focus on Star Wars video games at all... at least there's a chance of getting some quality games.

     

    BATTLEFRONT III actually has a shot at happening now.

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  • BadOrbBadOrb Member UncommonPosts: 791

    So yeah , I even thought about what superniceguy said before I read it , might shut it down but if you think carefully about it  then  well it's making money and it would take 5 years at least to make an MMO then NOPE. Also was good too see Ignore Me trying to find a new hobby as well no more propaganda from me  ( i guessed it right or at least read into the guys quote ) . Tie fighter seems upset too. Really enjoyed reading sevenstar's posts "go for it girl!".

    So all in all it seems like SWTOR with it's 2.3 boxes or digital initial sales nad the Freemium change over has been profitable , read that PROFITABLE. How do I  know ? Well O EA execs "Disney bought LUCAS OUT WTF!! They also shut LUCASARTS OMGBBQWAFFLES!!!!!! SO SWTOR is doing badly , so et's buy the gaming frnchise to make less money ha ha "

    At least it will shut the SWG crowd down , err yeah right............

    Cheers,

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  • Pandaman102Pandaman102 Member Posts: 94

    Shortened development cycles, shoehorned multiplayer modes, obtrusive yet ineffective DRM, terrible customer support, a history of good developers being run into the ground (Origin Systems, Bullfrog, Maxis, Westwood, just to name a few), and a precedent of shutting down active game services (their entire social game lineup).

    Oh, Star Wars is in good hands indeed.

    Though to be fair EA might make some great Star Wars racing and sports games, their FPS will essentially be a Battlefield reskin (your mileage may vary), and their RPGs... well, let's just not mention EA RPGs.

  • DistopiaDistopia Member EpicPosts: 21,182
    I guess that means Obsidian's new Star Wars RPG proposal will never happen :(.

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  • Pandaman102Pandaman102 Member Posts: 94
    Originally posted by Distopia
    I guess that means Obsidian's new Star Wars RPG proposal will never happen :(.

    I'm surprised Obsidian even wanted to touch Star Wars again after LucasArts pulled the rug out from under them and shaved three months off an already-rushed dev cycle for KotOR2.

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