Star Wars is getting a brand new open-world sport that shall be developed by Ubisoft-owned Large Leisure, the Swedish studio is finest identified for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Ubisoft and Disney-owned Lucasfilm Video games introduced. Large — which can also be making a sport primarily based on James Cameron’s Avatar — will use its current Snowdrop engine to energy a “story-driven ground-breaking” Star Wars journey, the 2 events mentioned. This comes a day after Lucasfilm Video games and Bethesda introduced an Indiana Jones sport, and Lucasfilm Video games VP Douglas Reilly has promised extra: “That is just the start of what I feel goes to be a really thrilling 12 months for Lucasfilm Video games.”
“We’re actually excited to work with the group at Massive, led by David Polfeldt and the inventive director, Julian Gerighty,” Reilly advised StarWars.com. “We have spent nearly a 12 months now, working to get to know them and what they wish to carry to the desk. I am an enormous fan of them, personally. I feel we’re actually enthusiastic about the place that mission goes, as a result of they’ve a novel imaginative and prescient for the story and the sport they wish to ship.
“We all know that followers of Star Wars worth the sensation of immersion — of being transported into the Star Wars galaxy and transferring by means of richly-detailed environments. It is enjoyable to think about what the group at Large can do inside Star Wars by bringing their modern spirit and their dedication to high quality.”
Large’s Gerighty and the sport’s inventive director added in a ready assertion: “This can be a lore that we love, and we wish to do it justice with a sport and story that carry each lifelong and new followers on an immersive and excellent journey that can stick with them for years.”
“The huge Star Wars lore is an unbelievable supply of inspiration for our groups,” Ubisoft co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot mentioned. “That is the start of a long-term collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm Video games, and we’re happy to be working hand-in-hand to construct upon the unbelievable legacy of Lucasfilm to create a sport that we all know Star Wars followers will love.”
The brand new announcement indicators that Lucasfilm’s 10-year exclusivity with Electronic Arts for Star Wars video games — in current instances, it has made Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Star Wars: Squadrons, and seen the return of the Battlefront moniker — will finish when it expires in 2023. It additionally implies that Large’s story-driven open-world Star Wars sport won’t come till 2023. That does not imply EA will not be concerned in future Star Wars video games.
“We’re actually pleased with the video games we’ve created with EA,” Reilly mentioned. “We are going to proceed working with them and our relationship has by no means been stronger. Whereas we could not have quite a lot of particulars to share in the mean time, we have plenty of initiatives underway with the gifted groups at EA.”