An open-world Star Wars game is in the works at Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment studio.
Star wars fans, we come bearing good news for you! A new open-world Star Wars game will soon hit the markets. Lucasfilms announced this week that it’s ending its eight year-long exclusive partnership with EA and entering in a new partnership with Ubisoft to create an open-world Star Wars game.
Ubisoft’s Swedish studio, Massive Entertainment and Lucasfilm’s gaming division are collaborating over the development of a massive open-world Star Wars game. The release date is still unknown, however, what is known is that the Snowdrop Engine behind Ubisoft’s The Division series will be used.
Ever since the announcement of Ubisoft’s involvement, fans have their expectations soared up. With fan-favourite titles like Assassins Creed, Watchdogs and Far Cry under their hood, it is safe to say that Ubisoft has the credentials to live up to their fans’ expectations.
CEO and Co-Founder of Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot said
That the vast Star Wars lore is an incredible source of inspiration for their teams.Yves Guillemot
He further said,
“This is the beginning of a long-term collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm Games, and we are pleased to be working hand-in-hand to build upon the incredible legacy of Lucasfilm to create a game that we know Star Wars fans will love.”Yves Guillemot
With virtual content like Disney+’s The Mandalorian receiving critical acclaim, the Star Wars universe offers a lot of scope to be explored and utilized across digital platforms, especially video games.
The new announcement also marked the end of Electronic Arts’ (EA) partnership with Lucasfilms to produce Star Wars related video games.
In the statement issued by EA to The Verge, the company said,
”We are proud of our long-standing collaboration with Lucasfilm Games, which will continue for years to come.”Electronic Arts
“Our talented teams have created some of the most successful games in the history of the Star Wars franchise, including Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Star Wars: Battlefront and Battlefront II, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes ,and Star Wars: Squadrons. We love Star Wars, and we look forward to creating more exciting experiences for players to enjoy.”Electronic Arts
An Indiana Jones release is also in the works at Bethesda Studios. The format for which is still unknown but an open-world game seems the most probable scenario. Nevertheless, Disney’s future in the gaming industry seems very bright with two popular additions to the list of ‘games adapted from movie franchises’ genre.
It may be a while before another update is out regarding the Star Wars game’s development, but we will keep you posted with any pressing detail that comes our way. Stay tuned!