Open World Star Wars Game in Development at Ubisoft

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order review

Yesterday, Lucasfilm Games also announced that MachineGames and Bethesda are working on an Indiana Jones game. This new partnership means that EA's nearly eight-year Star Wars exclusivity deal has now come to an end.

"This is really the culmination of years of preparing to come out and say, 'We're here, we've got a team of people, we're going to make a lot of great games, and here's some new things you weren't expecting from us to do that we're now starting to do, '" said Reilly in a Star Wars blog post.

Lucasfilm Games, previously branded as Star Wars Games, has struck a collaboration with the folks at Ubisoft, the game company behind titles like Assassin's Creed and Far Cry, to develop a new story-driven open-world video game set in the Star Wars galaxy.

But that doesn't mean EA's work with Lucasfilm Games is over.

"As we look to the next 50 years of Lucasfilm, we look forward to continuing the wonderful legacy in games, which has introduced so many memorable characters and stories". The project is still in the very early stages of development.

According to an article from Wired, the game is being developed by Ubisoft studio Massive Entertainment with Julian Gerighty, director of The Division 2, as creative director.

Like the previous EA games, this new title is expected to "be part of the same Star Wars canon and continuity shared across all the movies and TV shows produced since the Disney acquisition". Also, that it will use Massive's Snowdrop Engine, which powers The Division games, as well other titles like Starlink: Battle for Atlas. "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". In the meantime, 2021 will bring the belated arrival of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, a platformer encompassing all nine episodes of the central story.

Since Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was such a big hit, there will nearly undoubtedly be a sequel that comes together before EA's deal ends in 2023.



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