Petroglyph Sought Star Wars: Empire At War Sequel

During a AMA session on reddit yesterday to discuss Forged Battalion's early access launch, developer Petroglyph Games reveals they approached EA a couple of times expressing a desire to create a sequel to Star Wars: Empire At War, their 2006 Star Wars RTS game (thanks GameWatcher). "We would LOVE to work on Empire at War again - we've been tossing around ideas ever since the new movies came out," explains Petroglyph's Torpid. "However, the decision is entirely up to Disney (the IP holder) and Electronic Arts (the exclusive video game license holder)." Here's a response from Petroglyph's Ted to the question about possibly revisiting Empire at War with an official expansion:
Unfortunately, no official expansion is in the works - although we are still collecting data and hoping to get another patch out based on feedback.

This is something that is purely corporate. I don't have details, but EA has the license to do all Star Wars games and they seem focused on making a few titles at a very high quality bar. So, they are using all their available resources to that end, which means that if you're not into FPS, it's not currently a priority.

We have reached out to them a few times to see if they would be interested in contracting us to build an Empire at War II at the same quality level as their other Star Wars FPS titles, but nothing has resulted from that (yet).
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It was alright when I played it, which wasn't for very long. I didn't like the ground battle stuff either, as some of you are mentioning, which for me was a main reason why I didn't continue playing it even though the space battle stuff was fun. After that I went back to the old Rebellion game, which I still play occasionally to this day.

In any case, it's a shame more types of Star Wars are just not made anymore with interesting takes or risks like Empire at War. So far there have been the two Battlefronts by EA and some mobile stuff. I feel all the innovation and risk-taking with the Star Wars IP is largely gone for video game media.
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