Electronic Arts has sent ripples throughout the game industry this week in announcing its partnership with LucasArts, the long time developer behind the Star Wars game franchise. LucasArts was acquired by Disney earlier this year, which put the company’s future in question despite Disney’s insistence that it would remain involved in the game industry. Electronic Arts may have some ambitious plans when it comes to Star Wars, but the company has also been strongly focused on the mobile games sector.
Company to release 15 mobile games in 2013-2014 fiscal year
EA has announced that it has no less than 11 major games coming out this fiscal year. These games will cover a variety of genres and platforms and will include new additions to ongoing franchises like Battlefield and The Sims. While EA has some ambitious plans when it comes to console gaming, the company is also increasing its efforts in the mobile space. The publisher has announced that it will be releasing no less than 15 major mobile games this year.
EA plans new Command & Conquer and Ultima mobile games
The mobile games that EA is looking to launch this year will cover various genres. The company plans to release new mobile titles for the Command & Conquer franchise as well as the widely popular Ultima saga. These games will be available on multiple mobile platforms and EA expects that they will be well received by gamers in many markets. The company does not expect that its mobile games will suffer with the launch of new consoles from Sony or Microsoft, which are expected to be released later this year.
Industry continues to become more mobile
Mobile games have become a very lucrative part of the game industry, which is why massive companies like EA are getting involved in the mobile space. EA expects that mobile games will come to represent a very large portion of the gaming audience in the future and has been working to establish a powerful presence in this sector before competition becomes too fierce.
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