EA hopes to do for Star Wars what Arkham did for Batman


By on August 24, 2013 at 9:18 am

Former DICE boss turned EA Games label head Patrick Söderlund hopes the publisher can do something special with the recently-acquires Star Wars license.

“The most important thing for me is that we take the Star Wars license and come up with games where peoples’ jaws drop,” he told Polygon. “We need to do with this what [Batman: Arkham Asylum] did for the Batman license.”

Star Wars games have been quit hit-and-miss in the past, and EA is taking a good, hard look at what’s come before.

“We didn’t toss anything out. We’re looking at the old games. We have access to everything that was done during the LucasArts era. But we do want to take our own stance,” Söderlund said.

Quite what that stance is, we don’t know – it’s too early to start talking about even the first game, DICE’s Battlefront. What is encouraging is that DICE actually requested the title, to Söderlund’s surprise, suggesting the team is passionate about getting it right.

“I didn’t think they wanted to build it. I thought they only wanted their own IP. But it’s a really good fit,” the executive added.

Source: Polygon

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Jedi Acadamy II please, preferably with a DOTA Arena mode as well as a battlefront full-scale war mode and the usual Deathmath / Team Deathmatch.

I think that pretty much covers it.


Gungans heaps of Gungans!


war: DOTA Arena mode

I agree with academy 2… or better yet some continuation of Jaden Korr’s story. having said that I liked the multiplayer it had i have no desire to see a dota mode in it, tho i guess it might work.

shavedwookie: Gungans heaps of Gungans!

I love gungans, favorite star wars race … Please don’t judge me


A new X-wing or Tie Fighter game. If EA show they’re willing to take risks to appease the Star Wars fan base, this would be it.



If they do continue to expand the Jedi Knight franchise I hope they do it more in the style of Jedi outcast, where each mission has a few different levels and rolls on from each other and carries the story with it. And not in the style of selecting missions, which kills the flow and storyline.

Also a new Rogue Squadron for pc would be nice.


I’d honestly be happy with a BF4:Star Wars…


I’d be happy with anything set in the original trilogy era, but would most look forward to a new TIE Fighter or X-Wing game


Something in the Old Republic setting, and something that’s actually available on Steam would be nice. Also, let’s go completely nuts, and ask for a game that is actually good.

I did actually like Jedi Knight 2 quite a bit, but was pretty bad at multiplayer. I was much, much worse in Jedi Academy, which was a bit prettier, but much less fun, to be honest.


Yeh I didn’t like Jedi Academy at all; the lack of a decent storyline (a feature of all great Star Wars games) really put me off.


I think if this WASN’T EA’s goal, they would have a serious problem.
Good luck to them, I am eagerly awaiting this decades defining Star Wars experience.


redshirt: Something in the Old Republic setting,

I don’t think they’ll attempt this again for a while after SWTOR sorta bombed.

ralphwiggum: A new X-wing or Tie Fighter game.

If this happens, I would be so happy. I still play TIE Fighter, such memories!


Jedi Masters Dance Party please!

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