EA holds onto Star Wars games license for 10 years, says SWTOR is 'profitable'

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Electronic Arts' recent deal with Disney over the Star Wars video game license will extend for the next decade, meaning that any dreams of a non-EA Star Wars MMO are going to have to wait until 2023 or beyond.

EA remains committed to the ongoing development of Star Wars: The Old Republic, and the publisher has given the go-head for a Battlefront reboot.

Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen commented on SWTOR's rocky first year: "Yes the original expectations obviously were very, very large, and obviously the multiplayer MMO world has -- the popularly has come down over time and we tried to restructure the Star Wars business to better match the economics. It's a great business that's very repeatable. We brought the economics in line so it's a profitable business for us."