2021 is just starting and both the Star Wars fans, as well as the gaming community, are in for a treat, as Lucasfilm Games have officially announced they are working towards a brand new, open-world Star Wars game, in collaboration with Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment, who developed Tom Clancy’s The Division.
Only a day after Lucasfilm Games revealed the teaser of Bethesda’s unnamed Indiana Jones title, the Disney subsidiary has revealed that they have joined hands with Ubisoft, who will be the first company outside of EA exclusively publishing the Star Wars titles since 2012 when Disney acquired Lucasfilm.
“We’ve got a lot of stuff we’re ready to start sharing with fans,” Douglas Reilly, the Vice President of Lucasfilm Games told StarWars.com, “because we’ve been working quietly behind the scenes for a while now, waiting for this moment.”
Ubisoft’s Massive and Lucasfilm Games working together on a new ‘story driven, open world’ Star Wars game
While details about the game are few and far between, it has been learnt that Julian Gerighty, director of The Division 2 as well as The Crew, will reprise his role for the Star Wars title, which is slated to be a story driven, open world game.
Following the mediocre responses from Star Wars: Battlefront and its sequel, which made headlines due to its controversial loot box system, the 2019 November release Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and last October’s space combat themed title Star Wars: Squadrons, have generated mostly positive reception from the fanbase, despite EA getting the slack for the previous entries.
Although Lucasfilm is partnering with Ubisoft, their venture with EA will still go on, as the VP confirmed. “We’re really proud of the games we have created with EA,” Douglas Reilly added, “we will continue working with them and our relationship has never been stronger.