Hot on the heels of the announcement that Lucasfilm Games can be the “official identity for all gaming titles from Lucasfilm” going ahead – and that Indiana Jones Bethesda game teaser – the firm has now revealed it’s partnering with Ubisoft to create a Star Wars open-world game.
Lucasfilm Games took to Twitter to share that Ubisoft Massive can be taking on improvement duties, however there’s not a lot else recognized about this upcoming Star Wars game simply but. That mentioned, an interview on StarWars.com reveals The Division 2’s director Julian Gerighty can be at the undertaking’s helm as artistic director, and that the upcoming game will make use of Massive’s Snowdrop game engine.
“We’re really excited about an opportunity to work with the team at Massive, led by David Polfeldt and the creative director, Julian Gerighty. We’ve spent almost a year now working to get to know them and what they want to bring to the table,” Lucasfilm Games VP Douglas Reilly says. “I’m a huge fan of them, personally. I think we’re really excited about where that project is going, because they have a unique vision for the story and the game they want to deliver.”
One query the announcement does increase is whether or not this new game indicators the finish of the exclusivity settlement EA beforehand needed to craft Star Wars video games, which the firm and Disney announced again in 2013. On that, Riley explains that that the two will proceed to work collectively, however doesn’t do a lot additional.
“We will continue working with them and our relationship has never been stronger,” he says. “While we may not have a lot of details to share at the moment, we’ve got a number of projects underway with the talented teams at EA.”
“EA are proud of our long-standing collaboration with Lucasfilm Games, which will continue for years to come,” an EA consultant tells us by way of e-mail. “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.”
— Lucasfilm Games (@LucasfilmGames) January 13, 2021
The announcement comes quickly after Bethesda and Lucasfilm Games revealed an upcoming Indiana Jones game by means of the teeniest of teaser trailers, confirming it will be developed by MachineGames, the studio behind the fashionable Wolfenstein sequence.