The reception from EA’s recent Star Wars titles and decision surrounding future video game projects relating to the IP hasn’t been popular with fans. However, it seems that Disney has a good relationship with the company according to their CEO.

First reported by Variety, Disney CEO Bob Iger explained this during a financial call about Disney’s future with video games, Iger said, “We’re good at making movies and television shows and theme parks and cruise ships and the like, we’ve just never managed to demonstrate much skill on the publishing side of games.” 

Iger went on stating, “We’re obviously mindful of the size of that business. Over the years, as you know, we’ve tried our hand at self-publishing, we’ve bought companies, we’ve sold companies, we’ve bought developers, we’ve closed developers. And we’ve found over the years that we haven’t been particularly good at the self-publishing side, but we’ve been great at the licensing side which obviously doesn’t require that much allocation of capital.”

This is a confusing statement considering how much negative stories have sprouted since EA released the first reboot for the Star Wars Battlefront series. In addition, EA has cancelled and closed studios developing games for the IP.

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