EA showcased a bunch of new games at E3 2013, and even with all the hype surrounding Battlefield 4, Titanfall, and Mirror’s Edge 2, it was Star Wars: Battlefront that got many shooter fans talking. With rights to the Star Wars franchise snagged earlier this year in a partnership with Disney, Battlefront could be EA’s next big shooter franchise.
With DICE on the case, EA doesn’t appear to be cutting any corners with this licensing deal. In their most recent quarterly earnings call, EA’s Frank Gibeau spoke briefly about the future of Star Wars with EA, and the executive told investors that the company is “bullish” on the prospects.
Fan response was positive explained Gibeau and “The DICE team is well into development on that product already, so we feel very bullish about our shooter rotation over the next several years.”
And they’ve got good reason to be. Battlefield 4 will likely do even better than Battlefield 3 if projections pans out for the company, followed by continued interest in their season pass offerings for that game, EA is pinning a lot of their guidance on that series’ growth. Add in Titanfall, another game that saw a lot of love at E3, and EA could reclaim the crown as king of shooters.