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Electronic Arts, Inc., also known as EA Games, is an American developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of video games headquartered in Redwood City, California, U.S.


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Petitioning Electronic Arts, Digital Illusions CE, LucasFilm, Disney

Please finish Star Wars: Battlefront III and release it.

In 2009, Free Radical were working on the long-awaited third installment of the original Star Wars: Battlefront franchise. Unfortunately, several circumstances that are not entirely clear led to the cancellation of the game and the release of a portable-only title called "Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron". For a time after that, LucasArts appear to have been trying to find a way to make this game but were unable to do so before the LucasFilm acquisition by Disney and the closing of LucasArts. Over time, more and more about the game has come to light through various different channels. This includes video footage of an early XBox360 version of the game that was clearly just starting to be put onto the console. Many more people have seen the potential in that early version. According to Free Radical employees, the game was actually much further into development than this, almost being completed by the time the plug was pulled on it. In 2013, Electronic Arts announced "Star Wars Battlefront", a straight up reboot of the franchise. The game proved divisive among an older generation of Star Wars Battlefront fans who were asking for a more 'authentic' Star Wars Battlefront experience. This is not to say the game was bad, but there is still clearly a taste for what came before. The game was to provide not only an online experience but an expansive single player experience which included classic modes such as Instant Action and Galactic Conquest, as well as new modes such as Challenges. And in 2017, "Star Wars Battlefront II" came out. The less said about that game, the better. And this brings me to the point of this petition. We know that Electronic Arts and Digital Illusions CE have access to everything from the LucasArts archives. This will include the last build of Star Wars: Battlefront III. What we are asking is that you finish this game as one last round for the old Battlefront. Another idea would be to release this game on the Nintendo Switch, and maybe on PlayStation Vita. This would be an excellent test to gague interest for Star Wars games on Nintendo consoles and on the PS Vita, as there has been no Star Wars game released on a Nintendo console since The Force Unleashed II on Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS (not counting Disney Infinity), and no Star Wars game on a PlayStation handheld since Elite Squadron. This would have several benefits: if EA is worried that such a release might compete with their mainstay Battlefront series, a hand-held/Switch-exclusive release would dispel those concerns while also providing a ready-made platform to gague interest in further Switch/handheld iterations of Star Wars games. It doesn't even need to bear the title "Star Wars: Battlefront III" - you could easily call it something like "Star Wars Battlefront Legends", indicating the "Legends" nature of the game. Please consider this: I believe that if this was successfully pulled off, then it would earn the trust of a great many of the people who were bitter over the new game. On top of this, I do believe it would make a lot of money for Electronic Arts, as this would surely sell very well.

Gareth Thomas
8,762 supporters
Petitioning Middle-earth Enterprises, Warner Brothers, Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard

Re-license The Lord of the Rings & Harry Potter games made by EA and Vivendi

As we all know, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor and Shadow of War have been very successful. However, a great deal of fans miss the old LOTR and Harry Potter games that coincided with the release of the movies. In the previous decade, Electronic Arts made deals with Time Warner to make and publish video games based on both the Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings franchises. However, the LOTR and Harry Potter games that were made under EA cannot be published due to the licenses having expired years ago. Therefore, if Warner Bros could work out a possible licensing renewal deal with EA so the latter can publish their old Harry Potter and LOTR games, it would mean a great deal to both Wizarding World and Middle-Earth fans alike. The Battle for Middle Earth real-time strategy games are still very popular, and putting it back on the market to websites such as Steam and/or GOG would be a no-brainer. In addition, The Two Towers and The Return of the King games are some of the best film-to-game adaptions ever made, they are fun hack-and-slash games that lets you live the films. Sorcerer's Stone is another classic that I grew up with, it was one of the greatest Harry Potter experiences I remember. Also, Quidditch World Cup did for Harry Potter what Episode I: Racer did for Star Wars by letting you play fictional sports. A secondary goal would be for Middle-earth Enterprises to make a deal with Activision Blizzard to publish the Middle-Earth games that were made under Vivendi from 2002-2004 such as War of the Ring. In the recent years, backward compatibility has had an increase in overall importance with consoles such as the Xbox One and PS4 and Nintendo's Virtual Console service, allowing gamers to buy and download classic games from older consoles. If everyone reading this could give their vote, we might see some possibilities for a publishing license/deal. If The Lord of the Rings Online could get a license renewal, so can the other games.   Games made by EA:Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001 & 2003) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup (2003)Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (2004) The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth (2004)The Lord of the Rings: Tactics (2005)Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II (2006)Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)The Lord of the Rings: Conquest (2009)Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) Games made by Vivendi: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2002) The Hobbit (2003) The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring (2003)

Chris Rishoi
5,589 supporters