According to The Hollywood Reporter, Steven Spielberg is getting back into the video game business, striking a long-term agreement with Electronic Arts to collaborate on three original games with game makers at EALA, EA's Los Angeles studio, located in Playa Vista.

While Spielberg is filming Munich in Europe, he already has held discussions with EA execs, who have begun assembling the teams that will work on the first game.

EA, headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., will own the intellectual properties and will publish and distribute the games worldwide. Financial terms of the deal -- which Spielberg made through his Amblin Entertainment production company rather than his DreamWorks studio -- were not disclosed.

Brian B.