Ubisoft and Lucasfilm Games have announced a collaboration on a new open-world story-driven Star Wars game.
The announcement earlier this week about the return of Lucasfilm Games has already yielded some tantalizing new titles. Yesterday, Lucasfilm dusted off the Fedora and announced an all-new standalone Indiana Jones game. And today, Ubisoft, Massive Entertainment, and Lucasfilm Games have announced their collaboration on a new open-world story-driven Star Wars game.
Sadly, the release fails to confirm which era the game will be set. But whether it’s The High Republic, The Clone Wars, Galactic Civil War, or Age of The Resistance – an open-world game is an exciting prospect. One that Star Wars fans will be chomping at the bit to explore.
Ubisoft and Lucasfilm Games have announced a collaboration on a new Star Wars game. Development on the project will be led by Massive Entertainment whose expertise and talent will be used to create a story-driven, open-world experience within the Star Wars galaxy that will also utilize the studio’s cutting-edge technology and advancements, including the Snowdrop engine.
“The vast Star Wars lore is an incredible source of inspiration for our teams,” said Yves Guillemot, co-founder and CEO of Ubisoft. “Right now, we are in the beginning of our new journey, so we are still working out many of the details. But, what we can tell you is that this will be a story-driven open-world game.”
“For me, personally, this will be a departure from the world of The Division, and both I and the team at Massive are very excited to start crafting this new experience. We truly look forward to create something totally different from what we have done in the past, while upping the bar for the industry. We can’t wait to share with fans news and glimpses of the game in action, and all the official news will be available on official sites and Ubisoft News.”
“This is a galaxy that we at Massive love, and we want to invite players on a journey they never experienced before in this beloved lore. First, we want to make it a unique game in the saga with a captivating story and set of characters that players can relate to and connect with. We want to take what is familiar and resonant about Star Wars and tell the stories of new characters who have their own motivations and stakes. We have a passion for Star Wars and shared vision with Lucasfilm Games on the kind of original story we want to bring to fans, which makes this a very exciting part of the project.”
“Second, and that’s one of the reasons we were entrusted with this game, is to make the most of the technology to bring innovation to the gameplay and world-building. Our talented developers and our tech expertise, especially with our in-house game engine Snowdrop, enable us to push the envelope in various aspects of game development.”
This is exciting news. Yesterday’s Indiana Jones announcement was enough to send the fans into delirium. But this open-world Star Wars announcement is the icing on the cake. What will the future of Star Wars gaming look like? Only the team at Lucasfilm Games knows. But it’s going to be a ton of fun finding out.
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