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E3 2016: EA Games teases new Star Wars video games

Video game developer EA Games has teased a raft of new gaming content for the hit sci-fi franchise Star Wars for the coming years, including a VR experience.

The firm signed a multi-year licensing deal with Lucasfilm in 2013, a partnership that has since seen Star Wars become a major part of EA’s gaming portfolio.

First on the roster for the franchise is a sequel to the 2015 Star Wars Battlefront video game, while the original game is expected to get three new expansion packs this year, including ones set on Bespin and the Death Star.

The final expansion will be launching in December, it was revealed at this year’s video gaming expo E3.

Meanwhile, EA’s internal studio Visceral Games is working on a new title described as “an original, authentic narrative in the Star Wars universe,” scheduled to launch in 2018.

Also teased is a new third-person action game set in the Star Wars universe from Respawn Entertainment. EA has said that the game ‘takes place in a different timeline we have yet to explore with our EA Star Wars titles,’ but offers little else info on the game.

In a teaser video played to crowds of fans at this year’s E3, the firm has also offered a glimpse at a playStatin VR headset and an X-Wing cockpit alongside the statement that ‘DICE is working with Critierion on an exclusive Star Wars Battlefront VR mission for PlayStation VR this year.’

Check out EA’s E3 video below:

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