EA Plans To Publish Games On Current-Gen Xbox 360, PS3 Consoles Through 2017

By Binu Paul , Updated May 24, 2013 08:30 AM EDT

Even with the imminent arrival of the next-gen consoles Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Electronic Arts plans to publish games on the current generation of consoles at least through to 2017.

EA's CFO Blake Jorgensen made this comment earlier this week during his speech at the Stifel 2013 Technology Conference in New York, Joystiq reports. Although many of the future titles will be ports of what is available on the next-generation of consoles, it's a great news for game lovers that leading publishers like EA are not abandoning the current gen consoles like Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 the way Microsoft abandonded the original Xbox after the Xbox 360 launched.

Although Jorgenson did not elaborate on EA's future plans for current-generation consoles, he did comment on its Star Wars deal. "The opportunity to do a new Battlefront, for example, which is one of the very popular Star Wars games, or some of the other traditional games that were made, is very exciting," he said.

The publisher had earlier announced that one of its multiple in-development Star Wars titles is an all-new Battlefront game. But, he categorically stated that EA's new Star Wars games will not be based specifically on any of the upcoming Star Wars films, Gamespot reports. "These aren't movie games, per se; these are stand-alone games," Jorgensen said. "But obviously they would come out near the movies and be able to tailgate off of some of the buzz that will be created around the new Star Wars movies."

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