Electronic Arts Gets Jason Bourne License; Starbreeze Studios To Develop Game

Ludlum Entertainment has granted Electronic Arts the rights to the works of author Robert Ludlum, which include the Jason Bourne novels.

The first game to come out of the deal will be developed at Starbreeze Studios, the Swedish company behind The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, The Darkness, and the upcoming The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena.

"Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne is the most exciting action hero to emerge in decades, thrilling audiences around the world," said EA Games vice president of marketing Mike Quigley. "EA is excited to enter into a long-term relationship with Ludlum Entertainment, bringing the action, intrigue and intensity of Robert Ludlum's fiction to life for casual and core gamers around the globe."

High Moon Studios released a Jason Bourne game, Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy (PS3, X360), just last year. Following the release of that game, and the Activision-Vivendi merger, rights reverted back to the Ludlum estate.

No details, including target platforms, were revealed for the new Starbreeze Studios game.