EA Gets Ludlum, Starbreeze Does BourneS

Ludlum Entertainment has struck a deal with Electronic Arts, granting them exclusive worldwide rights to the works of author Robert London, with a new Jason Bourne game currently in development at Starbreeze Studios.

Chronicles of Riddick developer Starbreeze Studios is already hard at work on a new Jason Bourne game as EA and Ludlum Entertainment announce the multi-year agreement that grants the publisher exclusive rights to Robert Ludlum's full catalog.

“Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne is the most exciting action hero to emerge in decades, thrilling audiences around the world,” said Mike Quigley, group vice president of marketing, EA Games Label. “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.”

Ludlum Entertainment originally offered the rights to Vivendi back in 2005, but after releasing only one title - The Bourne Consiracy - the rights were handed back last year during the great Sierra property purge that resulted from the Activision Blizzard merger.

While The Bourne Conspiracy didn't impress me much, a new title developed by Riddick developer Starbreeze might be just what the deadly assassin posing as a doctor ordered.