CEO Bob Iger added that the company doesn't plan on publishing games on its own, and will instead focus on licensing the Star Wars brand to video games publishers.
Bob Iger has said they do not plan to publish video games through Disney in the future and will instead focus on licensing their brands to respective game studios such as EA with their Star Wars license. pic.twitter.com/NxqAYzcYAs— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) February 5, 2019
The news will come as a disappointment for many gamers, who've seen the franchise's tenure under EA as troublesome. The company's most recent release, Star Wars Battlefront II, saw its fair share of controversy over its loot boxes and in-game currency, to the point where the currency had to be shut down and reworked completely to be less predatory. EA has also canceled multiple Star Wars games with the most recent coming back in January, which was said to be narrative driven and open world.
EA's next Star Wars game is said to be Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, from Titanfall developer Respawn. The game's release date was said to be in the fall during an earnings call from EA. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC later this year.