After the success of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Disney are giving game developers licence to explore a variety of IP’s – including Star Wars – and giving them the latitude to create new adventures for well known characters.
At the 2020 DICE Summit at the Aria Convention Center in Las Vegas, the senior VP for games and interactive experiences at Disney Sean Shoptaw, explained their new approach new approach to video game licensing.
“I’m here for one specific reason: to empower you to do really unique things with our [catalog]. We want to tap into the power of creatives across the industry.”
With Fallen Order the sixth best selling title of 2019, approaching 10 million in sales and passing 2017’s Battlefront 2 which sold 9 million, the future looks bright for Lucasfilm, Disney, EA and especially for gamers who are looking down the barrel of a new golden age of computer gaming as technology matches the storytelling ambitions of the team behind the games.
- Cinematic, immersive combat Jedi: Fallen order delivers the fantasy of becoming a Jedi through its innovative lightsaber combat system striking, parrying, dodging partnered with a suite of powerful force abilities you’ll need to leverage to overcome obstacles that stand in your way
- A new Jedi story begins: As a former Padawan on the run from the Empire, you must complete your training before Imperial Inquisitors discover your plan to revive the Jedi order
- The Galaxy Awaits: Ancient forests, windswept rock faces, and haunted jungles are all unique biomes you’ll explore in Jedi: Fallen order, with the freedom to decide when and where you go next
- A galaxy spanning adventure awaits in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen order, a new 3rd person action adventure title from Respawn Entertainment