Electronic Arts Acquires Star Wars License from Disney

Going from this post on EA's official website, the mammoth publisher has been granted the Star Wars license to develop games by Disney, after the shutdown of LucasArts, as part of Disney's strategy to minimize risks.

Here's a snippet from Frank Gibeau's post:
The magic of Star Wars is interwoven into the worlds, characters, planets and amazing battles. It is a universe that lends itself perfectly to gaming. Our agreement unlocks a whole new future of Star Wars games that will span consoles, PCs, tablets, mobile and more.

While we don't have any details to share today on specific titles, our development teams are already brimming with design ideas. The EA Studios that will develop these games are some of the most innovative and popular creative teams in the world, and include DICE and Visceral, in addition to the BioWare team, which is already developing for the Star Wars franchise. These imaginative teams will make games that may borrow from films, but the games will be entirely original with all new stories. Powering it all will be the Frostbite 3 development engine guaranteeing incredible graphic fidelity, environments and characters.

While it's too early to guess whether we'll see any new RPG based on the venerable sci-fi/fantasy setting or not, I can't help but wonder whether EA will develop all of these titles internally or will make use of the expertise of external teams for select titles.

Thanks, IGN.