Since 2013, Electronic Arts have had the exclusive rights to create and publish Star Wars games. And yet, in the eight years that they have had the contract, they have managed to produce only one game, Jedi: Fallen Order, that didn’t get hated upon completely.
For years, fans have been waiting for this deal to end so that other companies could have a shot at producing some decent games; but 2023 is still a long way to go.
That’s when, out of nowhere, Disney announced its new and official brand, Lucasfilm Games, for all Star Wars games. This move effectively pushes all released and future projects under one trademark. And to sweeten the pot, Lucasfilm Games has already announced its first partnership.
Lucasfilm Games is expanding its reach.
Ubisoft revealed that it is partnering with Lucasfilm Games to create a brand new story-driven open-world video game set in the Star Wars universe.
There is no concrete information regarding the game setting, characters, genre and whatnot at the moment. However, the only detail that has been revealed is that the project will be led by Massive Entertainment.
These are the same people who have been in charge of delivering Ubisoft’s The Division series to gamers, so its in good hands.
Based on what Massive Entertainment has done so far, it’s safe to assume that we will be getting a third-person shooter, like The Division games. As for the era setting, it would probably be set in the newly created High Republic as a means to get fans into it.
Or in the popular timeline of Disney’s The Mandalorian series, which would successfully draw in a huge crowd of gamers and fans alike.
All in all, it’s a magnificent time for gamers who have been waiting for decent Star Wars games to come out. Hopefully, there’s a lot more to come in the future!