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So, assuming that Disney does in fact yank the thing over Battlefront 2....where could it go after that that's a good fit? 

 

Or where would they go to create a really funny reaction. I admit part of me wondering what happens if it turns out that, say, Retro Studios new hiring is for a Star Wars game. 

 

"Yes, we at Nintendo now have exclusive access to Star Wars games for ten years. The force is with those with a Switch."

 

....Very unlikely, but I the reaction would be hilarious. 



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No one it go to a 1st party dev. Too much money to be made for Disney. Star Wars games will end up on as many platforms as possible.



 

 

Even though I wish EA would lose their SW license, I imagine they must have tons of failsafes in case of Disney trying to back down from their initial agreement. And even if they did lose it, the other company who would inmediately get in is Activision or T2. And they would probably do similar things to the IP anyway.



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Darwinianevolution said:
Even though I wish EA would lose their SW license, I imagine they must have tons of failsafes in case of Disney trying to back down from their initial agreement. And even if they did lose it, the other company who would inmediately get in is Activision or T2. And they would probably do similar things to the IP anyway.

It's probably only Disney that have failsafes in the agreement. And even if they do it would probably involve them paying a big lump of money to EA to get out of it early. I don't think EA really have much to worry about on that front. Renewing it when it expires seems unlikely right now, but I can't see them losing it.

That said, if they did renege on the deal... they shouldn't sell exclusive rights to anybody. That's just a dumb idea and always has been. Do it on a game by game basis with a variety of devs/publishers.



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I thin it should go to Ubisoft.



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Most likely candidates would be Activision Blizzard or Ubisoft ...

A Star Wars license is a little too pricey for Nintendo's comfort zone especially when Disney likes to make royalties off of every piece of content sold so unless Nintendo has the userbase to back up a franchise such as Star Wars, I don't see them getting their hands on the Star Wars license and I don't think Nintendo wants it either ...

I'd be okay with either of the mentioned above as a replacement though since Ubisoft genuinely looks like they want to make good games even when they don't get the results the critics want sometimes and Activision Blizzard are all around solid ...



Do people really think they will loose the licence?...
I really don’t, the chance for them to renew it for another 10 years I think is slim right now.



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merman said:
Do people really think they will loose the licence?...
I really don’t, the chance for them to renew it for another 10 years I think is slim right now.

Depends what Disney wants. Though I don't jump ppl are overblowing Disney's reaction to BF2. 

It's the gambling angle they are being associated with that is the problem. If EA got away with BF2, Disney would not have beat an eyelid. 



I don't think Nintendo would ever get it, and honestly that's for the best, but a Nintendo Star Wars game would be cool.

I think Ubisoft would be the best developer to handle it, they've always been kind of overhated as game devs. They'd definitely get out a single player game or two. Plus with Ubi you know we'll get at least one game on Nintendo consoles, which is extra revenue for Star Wars.



I don't see Disney reneging on the 10 year contract they have with EA, they'll most likely let them finish it out while keeping a closer eye on them moving forward. But if they do take it from EA, I hope they don't give exclusive rights to a single publisher again, let publishers come to them on a game-by-game basis moving forward.