Looks like EA got a sweet deal from Disney again. Even with a missive community out burst again’st EA for there Micro Transactions in Star Wars Battlefront 2 Disney is still going to give rights to EA.
“Over the years we’ve tried our hand in 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,” Disney Chief Bob Iger said.
“We’ve had good relationships with some of those we’re licensing to, notably EA, and the relationship on the Star Wars properties, and we’re probably going to continue to stay on that side of the business and put our capital elsewhere,” he said. The last contract signed between EA and Disney for Star Wars will end in 2023. Still the licensing details are unknown.
While Disney has been enormously successful in the areas of making its own movies, theme parks, cruise ships, and TV shows, video games have been a tough nut to crack. “We’ve never managed to demonstrate much skill on the publishing side of games,” Iger said.