EA chief executive wants Star Wars games to get the Batman Arkham treatment

EA Andrew Wilson

By on March 28, 2014 at 7:08 am

So, EA. They missed out on the most worst company this time around thanks to Time Warner Cable, and recent mutterings from CEO Andrew Wilson, who was speaking to CNN Money, might go a long way to improving that reputation.

Reflecting on his first few  months on the job, 39-year old Australian spoke about the industry being in a vortex, mobile platforms and some of the problems facing EA and its stable of developers. One of the topics that came up was EA’s 10 year licensing agreement with Disney to make games set in the Star Wars universe. The answer, needless to say, was intriguing.

“When we look at the Star Wars properties that’s how we’re looking at it. We’re not trying to build a game that replicates the storyline of any particular film,” Wilson said. “”What Warner Bros. did with Batman was take the core roots of that IP and manifest that inside the walls of Gotham City and delivered an interactive experience that had real ties to what you would see in the films and what you had read in the comics, while having its own life because it could provide such deep and more immersive storylines.”

Ideally we’d be hoping for more of Arkham Asylum than Arkham Origins, but at least the intention is there. But, as they say, the proof is in the pudding. So I guess we’ll dig this quote back up late next year and see where we stand then.

Image courtesy of CNN Money

Source: Thanks, PC Gamer!

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Good aspiration to have, we’ll see if it works out though lol

 
Lord_PorkSword

I’d be happy with any Star Wars game that’s not sh1t! You know..like back in the day when they were good!
Those same days when Alien games were also good too!

 

More Jedi Knight games would be great.

 
NoobyMcNoobnoob

i am conflicted, EA having a seemingly good idea? Star Wars.

hang on i think i got it.
it still lets make the most money and see if we get a good game.

“whats making lots of money and has been slowly minimizing the gaps between release dates?”
“Batman?”
“OK whats a Batman, doesn’t matter lets do our own Bat man but with alien zombie mechs DLC (suck on that activition) that’ll make us some quick money”
“Sir we can Batman is trademarked and owned by another company”
“Damn it, what have we got that can ensnare the wallets of these video game geeks”
“Star Wars?”
“What that something like battle fields? Do it then but make it like the manbat game”
“ill get the monkeys on it right away”
“dont forget robots zombie space ninja’s DLC reborn editon”

ahh that reason gets my inner cynic back down into his happy place, and my expectations back down to the lower levels of the 9 circles of hell

 

I’d play it.

 
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