EA has no plans to make a Star Wars game tied directly to the upcoming film trilogy.
During the same investor’s call meeting in which he said that EA doesn’t plan on turning the Battlefield series into an annual franchise, EA’s chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen revealed more good news, this time for fans of a familiar galaxy far, far away.
Jorgensen talked about the exclusive deal EA has signed with Disney and Lucasfilm to make games set within the Star Wars fiction; a deal which will remain in effect for the next ten years. However, despite the new upcoming trilogy of Star Wars films being directed by acclaimed sci-fi director JJ Abrams (the first of which, Star Wars Episode VII, is set to hit theaters in 2015), EA isn’t really interested in making games that tie directly into the movies according to Jorgensen:
"The beauty of the Star Wars franchise is it's so broad and so deep you don't have to do a movie game," Jorgensen said. "You can do a game that's very focused on the world that's been created around Star Wars."
While any new Star Wars games EA develops will naturally borrow elements from Abrams’ extended Star Wars fiction, the games themselves will not be tied directly to the films and will instead focus on helping to further broaden the Star Wars universe without being linked directly to the plot of the films.
The first of these games, a newly rebooted version of the popular Star Wars Battlefront series being developed by EA DICE, is currently slated for a Summer, 2015 release.