Lucasfilm Games the year is starting with interesting challenges. A few hours ago we told you about the new Indiana Jones title that will come from the hand of Bethesda. Now, the Disney subsidiary has announced that it has partnered with Ubisoft to create a new open world Star Wars game. With this decision, they end almost eight years of exclusivity with EA Games.
The new Star Wars game will be developed by Massive Entertainment, a Swedish studio owned by Ubisoft that has products such as Tom Clancy’s The Division, Ground Control, Far Cry 3 and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations behind its back. The project, which is still in an early stage, will be led by Julian Gerighty, who will occupy the role of creative director.
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Massive Entertainment has indicated that the development of the game will feature the “most experienced talents in the industry” and will “make the most of its innovative spirit and cutting-edge technologies”. In that sense, it was known that they will use the engine Snowdrop to take the gaming experience to the next level. From the study they assure that with this they will offer a “revolutionary” experience.
At the moment, they have not specified details about what platforms the game will reach, what its release date will be or what part of the Star Wars universe it will explore. However, Massive Entertainment’s job vacancies portal reveals that the company is already recruiting staff for the project.
Lucasfilm Games takes a new course with Star Wars
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The news that Lucasfilm Games and Ubisoft are working on a new open world Star Wars game will be well received by many fans. The company seeks other industry players to contribute ideas and experience to create new titles. This does not mean that EA Games will disappear from the universe created by George Lucas, since it will continue to create games, even if it has lost the exclusivity agreement that lasted for more than eight years.
“The Star Wars galaxy is an incredible source of motivation for our teams to innovate and push the limits of our environment. Building new worlds, characters and stories that will become lasting parts of the Star Wars story is an incredible opportunity for us, “said Ubisoft Co-Founder and CEO Yves Guillemot.
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