EA’s Star Wars video games have been massively profitable from a industrial perspective, because the writer simply introduced that its varied Star Wars video games have collectively offered 52 million copies and generated $3 billion in income life-to-date.
During an earnings call, EA CEO Andrew Wilson stated the corporate has loved a “lengthy and worthwhile” relationship with Lucasfilm through the years, going again many years.
“We have generated a lot of nice franchises: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Galaxy of Heroes, Battlefront, Jedi Fallen Order, and most lately Squadrons. That represents over $3 billion life-to-date in web bookings and 52 million video games offered.”
One of EA’s most profitable Star Wars video games is the mobile title Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, which itself has made $1 billion from its microtransactions. Mobile is an important platform for EA, and these gigantic numbers for Galaxy of Heroes converse to that.
While EA’s Star Wars video games have offered lots of copies and drove lots of income, EA pays Disney a licensing price, which is bound to be substantial.
Going ahead, Wilson stated individuals ought to anticipate EA to “proceed to take a position” within the Star Wars manufacturers it already has, whereas it is going to additionally develop “some new experiences throughout platforms sooner or later.”
Given the great industrial success of the Battlefront sequence (33 million mixed gross sales), a 3rd game within the new sequence is presumably anticipated, whereas Jedi Fallen Order sold 10 million copies, which demonstrates that there’s a enterprise alternative to make a sequel. While EA has had lots of success with Star Wars, not all of its tasks have labored out. The bounty hunter game Star Wars 1313 was canceled, whereas Uncharted director Amy Hennig’s action-adventure Star Wars game was additionally shuttered.
EA now not has the unique rights to the Star Wars video game sequence, because the lately established Lucasfilm Games division is partnering with Bethesda and Ubisoft on new Star Wars tasks. EA administration stated on the earnings name that the corporate will not be afraid or involved by the truth that it is going to quickly have extra competitors within the Star Wars video game area.
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