A broad deal between Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) will last 10 years with design and development tapping into the entirety of the Star Wars franchise rather than just the mythology revealed in the films. Is that good news for fans and investors?
Fool analysts Tim Beyers and Nathan Alderman say investors have more to cheer than fans do in the latest episode of Geekstock, The Motley Fool's new web show, in which Tim, Nathan, and host Alison Southwick introduce you to the big-money names behind your favorite movies, toys, video games, comics, and more.
Nathan says not to expect much since there's risk in ranging too far beyond what hard core Star Wars fans know and love, which, in turn, puts a lid on how creative EA gets to be with its license. Tim agrees, noting that even incremental efforts to expand franchises can run into glitches. Time Warner is suffering just that sort of problem now with Batman: Arkham Origins, which has endured enough problems to force WB Games to issue a formal apology. EA naturally wants to avoid the same fate, Tim says.
Now it's your turn to weigh in. What do you expect to see from the next round of Star Wars games? Please leave a comment to let us know what you think and be sure to check back here often for more Geekstock segments.
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