Ubisoft's Massive Entertainment to develop open-world Star Wars game

Open-World Star Wars Game Announced

"We know that fans of Star Wars value the feeling of immersion - of being transported into the Star Wars galaxy and moving through richly-detailed environments", Lucasfilm Games VP Douglas Reilly told StarWars.com.

Newly established gaming branch Lucasfilm Games is continuing its busy week by announcing a brand new Star Wars game - and EA isn't involved. "We've got a team of professionals here at Lucasfilm Games who can work with the developers, shape the stories, shape the creative, shape the games, to make them really resonate with fans and deliver across a breadth of platforms, genres, and experiences so that all of our fans can enjoy the IPs that they know and love". "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".

The interview concludes with Reilly confirming that 2021 will be a big year for Lucasfilm Games, with more announcements lined up.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot did give a small tease to Wired, saying the game will be "an original Star Wars adventure that is different from anything that has been done before". But Lucasfilm Games will also help expand the roster of Star Wars titles with the announcement of a new story-driven, open-world game from Massive Entertainment, the Sweden-based game studio that falls under Ubisoft, creators of video game franchises such as Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, Far Cry, Ghost Recon, and The Division. Indeed, Ubisoft Massive, the studio charged with its production, is still recruiting its team.

An Open-World In A Galaxy Far, Far Away?

The project is still in the very early stages of development. In fact, it appears that Star Wars will no longer be an EA exclusive product, much to the relief of fans worldwide.

Star Wars Game Announced

Now that's an interesting question.

The Massive Entertainment-developed Star Wars game is the first major Star Wars game not developed by Electronic Arts to be announced in eight years.

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.

One other possibility, though it's just some speculation on my behalf, is that the exclusivity deal is still in place with specific regards to releasing games. Also, that it will use Massive's Snowdrop Engine, which powers The Division games, as well other titles like Starlink: Battle for Atlas. It's possible that Lucasfilm Games are working with Ubisoft now so they can hit the ground running once the deal ends in 2023.

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