"Star Wars" Is Back!
Jun 18th 2013 6:15PM
Updated Jun 18th 2013 7:25PM
Turns out Electronic Arts investors didn't have much to fear after all. The gaming company previewed Star Wars: Battlefront in a teaser trailer, signaling that EA is serious about making good on its licensing deal with Walt Disney for video games set in the Star Wars universe.
Fools may remember that Disney shuttered LucasArts, the video-game publishing division of Lucasfilm, in April in favor of seeking a license partner. EA became that partner, beating out big-name competitors that had plenty of other things to show at E3.
EA hasn't yet specified platform details or a release date for Battlefront. Nevertheless, gamers and investors have good reason to be excited for this "first-person shooter" -- i.e., a game seen through the perspective of a single character thrust into a combat scenario -- now that Disney is working with director J.J. Abrams to expand the Star Wars universe in 2015's Episode VII.
Do you believe Battlefront can be a winner? What are you expecting from the game? Please watch the video to get Tim's full take, and then let us know if EA's plans make you more or less bullish on the company's long-term prospects.
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