LucasArts reveals Star Wars game plans: 2 for 2007, beyond that Knights of the Old Republic & Battle Front
An interview about the video game incarnations of Star Wars, now that the movies are done, has revealed some great future LucasArts lineup details. Nextgen got Nancy MacIntyre, VP of global sales and marketing, to talk about how LucasArts sees the Star Wars future. Turns out that aside from planned TV projects they take upcoming games very serious.
She said: “We feel like it’s really important to make each Star Wars game an event, she explains. “Our fans want a logical progression of the Star Wars story line, so we are committed to only two Star Wars experiences a year [starting in 2007].”
She adds, “There will be one mega one like Star Wars ’07 and another that might be somewhat more specific, for more of a specific Star Wars audience. So in 2007 our primary goal will be Star Wars ’07 and you will see us do add-ons to our Star Wars Galaxies (MMO) and you will likely see us do some sort of Star Wars handheld game.”
MacIntyre continues, “We’ve also got Star Wars franchises like Knights of the Old Republic and Battle Front that we will not leave behind. It’s very important to us that we grow those franchises.”
As for what other future games will be based on: “In 2008 and 2009 we start to run into the Star Wars animated series and potentially the Star Wars live action TV series.”
That all seems so far away… Oh alright, here’s that awesome “Star Wars 2007” tech demo again to keep your memory fresh 🙂
Here’s the original Star Wars article about this teaser that also mentions Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii games.
Via Slashdot & Joystiq.