Star Wars is getting a brand new open-world sport that will probably be developed by Ubisoft-owned Huge Leisure, the Swedish studio is greatest identified for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Ubisoft and Disney-owned Lucasfilm Games introduced. Huge — which can be making an Avatar (the James Cameron film) sport — will use its present Snowdrop engine to energy a “story-driven ground-breaking” Star Wars journey, the 2 events stated. This comes a day after Lucasfilm Games and Bethesda introduced an Indiana Jones sport, and Lucasfilm Games VP Douglas Reilly has promised extra: “That is just the start of what I believe goes to be a really thrilling yr for Lucasfilm Games.”
“We’re actually excited to work with the crew at Huge, led by David Polfeldt and the inventive director, Julian Gerighty,” Reilly informed StarWars.com. “We have spent nearly a yr now, working to get to know them and what they wish to deliver to the desk. I am 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 singular 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 shifting by means of richly-detailed environments. It is enjoyable to think about what the crew at Huge can do inside Star Wars by bringing their modern spirit and their dedication to high quality.”
Huge’s Gerighty and the sport’s inventive director added in a ready assertion: “It is a lore that we love, and we wish to do it justice with a sport and story that deliver each lifelong and new followers on an immersive and excellent journey that may stick with them for years.”
“The huge Star Wars lore is an unimaginable supply of inspiration for our groups,” Ubisoft co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot stated. “That is the start of a long-term collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm Games, and we’re happy to be working hand-in-hand to construct upon the unimaginable legacy of Lucasfilm to create a sport that we all know Star Wars followers will love.”
The brand new announcement alerts that Lucasfilm’s 10-year exclusivity with Digital Arts for Star Wars video games — in latest 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 signifies that Huge’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 happy with the video games we have now created with EA,” Reilly stated. “We’ll proceed working with them and our relationship has by no means been stronger. Whereas we could not have a variety of particulars to share in the mean time, we have got various tasks underway with the proficient groups at EA.”