We obtained Indy and Vader, we simply want Howard the Duck

Publisher Ubisoft and developer Massive Entertainment have introduced that production has begun on an open-world journey set in the Star Wars universe. The as-yet untitled new undertaking might be launched underneath the lately revitalized Lucasfilm Games banner.

First revealed in an article with Wired, the Star Wars undertaking is in its very early levels, with Massive Entertainment (of The Division and The Crew fame) nonetheless in the recruitment stage. The Ubisoft title represents the primary main Star Wars recreation not produced at Electronic Arts in virtually a decade.

“EA has been and will continue to be a very strategic and important partner for us now and going forward,” stated Sean Shoptaw, senior VP of Interactive Experiences at Disney. “But we did feel like there’s room for others.”

Yves Guillemot spoke of his pleasure for the undertaking. “The Star Wars galaxy is an amazing source of motivation for our teams to innovate and push the boundaries of our medium,” stated the Ubisoft CEO. “Building new worlds, characters and stories that will become lasting parts of the Star Wars lore is an incredible opportunity for us, and we are excited to have our Ubisoft Massive studio working closely with Lucasfilm Games to create an original Star Wars adventure that is different from anything that has been done before.”

The information comes lower than 24 hours after it was revealed developer MachineGames and writer Bethesda are beginning work on a brand new title set inside the Indiana Jones universe. Given that the re-launch of Lucasfilm Games was only announced scant days ago, clearly the model is keen to stake its spot in the big-budget world of AAA gaming, capitalizing on a few of its greatest and most worthwhile IPs to take action.

Lucasfilm Games’ new jaunt means the galaxy’s the limit [Wired]



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