Sizzling on the heels of the announcement that Lucasfilm Video games would be the “official identification for all gaming titles from Lucasfilm” going ahead – and that Indiana Jones Bethesda recreation teaser – the corporate has now revealed it’s partnering with Ubisoft to create a Star Wars open-world recreation.
Lucasfilm Video games took to Twitter to share that Ubisoft Large can be taking over growth duties, however there’s not a lot else recognized about this upcoming Star Wars recreation simply but. That mentioned, an interview on StarWars.com reveals The Division 2’s director Julian Gerighty can be on the venture’s helm as inventive director, and that the upcoming recreation will make use of Large’s Snowdrop recreation engine.
“We’re actually enthusiastic about a possibility to work with the group at Large, led by David Polfeldt and the inventive director, Julian Gerighty. We’ve spent virtually a yr now working to get to know them and what they wish to carry to the desk,” Lucasfilm Video games VP Douglas Reilly says. “I’m an enormous fan of them, personally. I believe we’re actually enthusiastic about the place that venture goes, as a result of they’ve a novel imaginative and prescient for the story and the sport they wish to ship.”
One query the announcement does increase is whether or not this new recreation indicators the top of the exclusivity settlement EA beforehand needed to craft Star Wars video games, which the corporate and Disney announced again in 2013. On that, Riley explains that that the 2 will proceed to work collectively, however doesn’t do a lot additional.
“We are going to proceed working with them and our relationship has by no means been stronger,” he says. “Whereas we could not have quite a lot of particulars to share for the time being, we’ve obtained quite a lot of initiatives underway with the proficient groups at EA.”
“EA are happy with our long-standing collaboration with Lucasfilm Video games, which is able to proceed for years to come back,” an EA consultant tells us by way of e mail. “Our proficient groups have created a few of the most profitable video games within the historical past of the Star Wars franchise, together with 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 sit up for creating extra thrilling experiences for gamers to get pleasure from.”
— Lucasfilm Video games (@LucasfilmGames) January 13, 2021
The announcement comes quickly after Bethesda and Lucasfilm Video games revealed an upcoming Indiana Jones recreation by the teeniest of teaser trailers, confirming it will be developed by MachineGames, the studio behind the trendy Wolfenstein sequence.