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DISNEY CEO: We Remain Happy With EA’s Work On BF2...

Jakeman
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edited February 6
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FEBRUARY 5, 2019 3:47PM PT
Disney Says It’s Never Been Good at Video Games, Remains Happy With EA’s Work

The Walt Disney Company has a “good relationship” with Electronic Arts and has no interest in returning to video games, something with which it was never able to “demonstrate much skill,” CEO Bob Iger said in an earnings call Tuesday.

“We’re good at making movies and television shows and theme parks and cruise ships and the like, we’ve just never managed to demonstrate much skill on the publishing side of games,” Iger said in response to a question about Disney’s potential future involvement in video game development.

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https://variety.com/2019/gaming/news/disney-video-game-star-wars-ea-1203129606/


Does Bob Iger live on Jakku? What exactly is Disney happy with?

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  • Jakeman wrote: »
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    FEBRUARY 5, 2019 3:47PM PT
    Disney Says It’s Never Been Good at Video Games, Remains Happy With EA’s Work

    The Walt Disney Company has a “good relationship” with Electronic Arts and has no interest in returning to video games, something with which it was never able to “demonstrate much skill,” CEO Bob Iger said in an earnings call Tuesday.

    “We’re good at making movies and television shows and theme parks and cruise ships and the like, we’ve just never managed to demonstrate much skill on the publishing side of games,” Iger said in response to a question about Disney’s potential future involvement in video game development.

    Here's the rest of the article...
    https://variety.com/2019/gaming/news/disney-video-game-star-wars-ea-1203129606/


    Does Bob Iger live on Jakku? What exactly is Disney happy with?

    Been saying this forever... Bob Iger is a genius at making money, and as long as EA is sending Disney money, they are going to have a good relationship... all these threads about how Disney is going to pull the contract or whatever were false hope from the beginning, as Disney was likely involved in every key decision made about this games development.
  • IronSoldier
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    edited February 6
    Just going to pop a warning in here. This isn't a thread to discuss EA holding the Star Wars license.
  • Just going to pop a warning in here. This isn't a thread to discuss EA holding the Star Wars license.

    What are we to discuss in this thread?
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  • Jakeman wrote: »
    Does Bob Iger live on Jakku? What exactly is Disney happy with?

    Maximum monetary increase with minimum effort.

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  • Duke_M wrote: »
    Jakeman wrote: »
    Does Bob Iger live on Jakku? What exactly is Disney happy with?

    Maximum monetary increase with minimum effort.

    Indeed.
  • I think some of the older LucasArts games were pretty good, like X-Wing Vs. Tie Fighter and X-Wing Alliance, but that was a long time ago (1990's). If Disney had kept LucasArts alive, maybe they would have been able to turn out a few. As it it now, better to have others do the work.
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  • Jakeman wrote: »
    What exactly is Disney happy with?

    We'll never know...

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