The lights are on
As the dust settles from the surprise announcement that Disney had granted EA an exclusive, multi-year license for the Star Wars franchise, one question was echoed across the internet. "When are the games coming?"
Yesterday on the fiscal year 2013 financial earnings call, EA fielded a number of questions on the matter. In response to an inquiry regarding timing, the publisher was definitive. There will be no Star Wars games in the coming fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2014.
Frank Gibeau did confirm that EA's next generation plans, including Battlefield 4 and the upcoming Star Wars titles, will hinge on the new Frostbite 3 engine. According to Gibeau, we'll be seeing more next-gen titles, including something from BioWare, running on the new technology at E3.