According to reports made by The Wall Street Journal, EA is investing in a swanky new Los Angeles studio for DICE who shall be “a key cog” in the creation of a new series of Star Wars videogames. Walt Disney had previously announced last week that it enlisted EA to make Star Wars games weeks after closing its LucasArts games division. LucasArts pointed in our direction a Trademark Infringement claim recently regarding our posting of Star Wars content, and we can’t help but smile at this news.
DICE, General Manager Karl-Magnus Troedsson said in an interview at the Stockholm office:
“There is an extreme talent pool over that we want a part of,” he said. “It’s no secret that our main competitor is there,” referring to Activision’s Infinity Ward and Treyarch operations, which use Southern California studios to work on the popular Call of Duty game that outsells Battlefield…”
It was further said that “creators of the new Star Wars game are looking at either creating an entirely new experience or piggybacking on an older Star Wars game series.”
We shall be looking forward to DICE and EA’s announcements in due course.