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March 18, 2012
It appears that Electronic Arts are treating their newly acquired Star Wars franchise as a new IP, along with 7 other titles. To combat criticism that the firm is not working on any more new games, they released a statement about these new IPs in the works.
EA Games chief Patrick Soderlund told MCV that EA is working on new ideas that include Star Wars and Mirror’s Edge 2 as proof the firm is still willing to take risks on new ideas.
As he says to MCV:
“We are working on a new Mirror’s Edge game, and although that’s not a new IP, it is a revival done in a new way. We are developing Star Wars Battlefront, which to us is a new IP, even though it isn’t technically,” he said.
“We have six to eight completely new IPs in the works. The day we stop making new IP is when we go onto life support. We need to incubate new ideas and push creative boundaries.”
This is good news for EA fans and also for anyone in general who wants to see more new games getting released. The one thing we have to keep in mind is that many of these ideas never make it to full production. It’s just the nature of the video game industry and how things work. But the more ideas they brainstorm and try to create, the more great games we will continue to see for us- the gamers.
Do you have any game ideas you’d like to see EA tackle?
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