It's an exciting time to be a Star Wars fan, as a new open-world game is on the way, under the Lucasfilm Games umbrella.
Recently we reported that Lucasfilm Games was returning to create more Star Wars experiences. However, the first title announced by the company wasn't set in a galaxy far far away.
Instead, the brand revealed that a new Indiana Jones game is being developed, to the surprise of gamers everywhere. But that's not all that's coming from Lucasfilm.
Now, we've got new word on the first Star Wars game to be coming from a publisher that isn't Electronic Arts. In fact, it appears that Star Wars will no longer be an EA exclusive product, much to the relief of fans worldwide.
Star Wars Open-World Game Announced
This could be exactly what long-time fans of the brand have been waiting for. An open-world Star Wars game, no longer under the thumb of EA.
Today, Lucasfilm Games announced a partnership with Massive Entertainment, developers of The Division franchise. The esteemed developer will be developing the new open-world Star Wars title, which is currently in the early stages of production.
It's worth noting that EA's exclusivity deal with Star Wars ends in 2023, so it's likely that Massive Entertainment's game will release after that point. We wouldn't expect too many details to drop anytime soon.
What we do know is that Julian Gerighty, Director of The Division 2, will be leading the development process as Creative Director. As of right now, everything from the game's setting to its character pool is far from set in stone.
However, the open-world Star Wars game will run on Ubisoft's Snowdrop Engine. Unlike the Indiana Jones project, fans predict this game might actually be a PS5 exclusive.
We'll have to wait and see if there's any truth to that statement though. With a huge array of Star Wars media coming to Disney+, we wouldn't be surprised if this was just the start of Lucasfilm Games' empire.
Fans recently worried that the Indiana Jones game would delay The Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield. Some may now be concerned about the production of Massive Entertainment's huge-scale Avatar project, which was announced back in 2017.
If you're yet to get your hands on a next-gen console to run these upcoming titles, never fear. A PS5 restock leaker claims that millions of consoles are on the way.
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