Since the announcement that all future Star Wars games will fall under a renewed Lucasfilm Games brand, Ubisoft and Lucasfilm Games are working on a new open-world Star Wars game.
Of course, there are no specific details about the new Star Wars game; including when the game will launch, on what platforms that it will be available, and what new Star Wars story that will be told. Before Lucasfilm Games, EA was the sole developer behind the Star Wars game titles, including Battlefront II, Jedi: Fallen Order, and Squadrons. However, EA is also responsible for the controversy that went along with Star Wars games, including the bad buzz surrounding loot boxes in Battlefront II that was scrapped before the game's official release.
EA is not done making future Star Wars games, but Lucasfilm Games is allowing other game developers, such as Massive, the game developer behind The Division, to create new Star Wars titles going forward.
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✅ We’re making more Star Wars games.
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— Electronic Arts (@EA) January 13, 2021
Douglas Reilly, VP of Lucasfilm Games, went into a little detail in an interview about what's next in the Star Wars universe.
“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. 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. 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. It’s fun to imagine what the team at Massive can do within Star Wars by bringing their innovative spirit and their commitment to quality. This is just the beginning of what I think is going to be a very exciting year for Lucasfilm Games."
Just yesterday, Lucasfilm Games announced a new Indiana Jones title from Bethesda studio MachineGames is also in the works. Do you think Massive will do a better job than EA on an open-world Star Wars game? Let us know in the comments.