Yesterday we reported on EA signing a multi-year deal with Disney to develop and publish games based on the Star Wars franchise. Today, though, EA Labels president Frank Gibeau pulled the curtain back a bit more on the endeavor, outlining that the games will make use of the Frostbite 3 engine. This is the same engine responsible for the upcoming Battlefield 4, Mass Effect and a host of other unannounced titles from Electronic Arts. Gibeau had the following to say:
While we don’t have any details to share today on specific titles, our development teams are already brimming with design ideas. The EA Studios that will develop these games are some of the most innovative and popular creative teams in the world, and include DICE and Visceral, in addition to the BioWare team, which is already developing for the Star Wars franchise. These imaginative teams will make games that may borrow from films, but the games will be entirely original with all new stories. Powering it all will be the Frostbite 3 development engine — guaranteeing incredible graphic fidelity, environments and characters.
It could be that EA’s Star Wars titles will be some of the most graphically pleasing games ever released under the Star Wars flag. Now here’s just hoping the gameplay can be just as good.