In another massive announcement from Lucasfilm Games following yesterday's Indiana Jones reveal, Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment (The Division 2) have revealed they're making a new open-world Star Wars game.
In a report from Wired, it was revealed that production was still within its early stages as recruitment is still taking place, however the director of Tom Clancy's The Division 2 and The Crew, Julian Gerighty, has been confirmed as helming the project as the game's creative director.
Here's what Yves Guillemot, co-founder and CEO of Ubisoft had to say to Wired:
“The Star Wars galaxy is an amazing source of motivation for our teams to innovate and push the boundaries of our medium. Building new worlds, characters and stories that will become lasting parts of the Star Wars lore is an incredible opportunity for us, and we are excited to have our Ubisoft Massive studio working closely with Lucasfilm Games to create an original Star Wars adventure that is different from anything that has been done before.”
The game will use the developer's Snowdrop engine, which has previously been seen in games such as the aforementioned The Division 2 and South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Outside of this, very little is known so far.
Disney refused to confirm whether this means EA's presumed ten-year exclusivity period for Star Wars games has lapsed early, but suggested EA still remains a "very strategic and important partner" moving forward.
“EA has been and will continue to be a very strategic and important partner for us now and going forward. But we did feel like there's room for others.”
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