Ubisoft has revealed that it is working on a new Star Wars game.
On Twitter, the French publishing giant noted that the game will be a “new open-world Star Wars adventure, driven by a story.”
– Ubisoft (@Ubisoft) January 13, 2021
Notably, the untitled Star Wars game is not being developed by one of Ubisoft’s several Canadian studios, such as open-world. Assassin’s creed, Far away and watchdogs veteran Ubisoft Montreal. Instead, Malmö, Sweden-based Ubisoft Massive, the studio behind The division series – is in charge of the development tasks of the new Star Wars game.
No further details about the game are known. In a larger feature on Lucasfilm Games, Cabling He noted that title development is still “very early”, with Massive still hiring for many key positions. Therefore, it is likely that it will not be published for several years.
Still, the announcement is noteworthy as Star Wars games have traditionally been linear fee, not open world. Additionally, the Ubisoft Massive game officially marks the end of the Electronic Arts era of Star Wars titles. Since 2013, the Redwood City, California-based publisher has had the exclusive rights to produce Star Wars games. At the time, Disney noted that the deal would last 10 years, so it’s unclear why it ends after eight years.
However, EA’s tenure as the sole publisher of Star Wars had been uneven at best, marked by only a handful of titles released in eight years plus a fair amount of controversy.
The company’s first Star Wars game, 2015 Battle front, garnered a mixed reception for having a general lack of content. Additionally, its 2017 sequel launched with major in-app purchases that gave players gaming perks, leading governments around the world to study more regulation of microtransactions in games. All the time, EA canceled two Star Wars games – one of now missing Dead space Visceral developer and FIFA EA Vancouver study.
However, the publisher’s latest Star Wars games, 2019 Fallen Jedi Order (Respawn Entertainment) and last year Squads (Montreal’s EA Motive) were received much more positively.
However, the announcement of the Ubisoft Star Wars game does not mean that Lucasfilm is completely done with EA. “EA has been and will continue to be a very strategic and important partner for us now and in the future,” said Sean Shoptaw, senior vice president of global games and interactive experiences at Disney. Cabling. “But we feel there is room for others.”
Up to that point, Lucasfilm also announced earlier this week that he’s working with Bethesda on an Indiana Jones game, which will be developed by Wolfenstein Maker Machine Games.