Ubisoft is Working With Lucasfilm Games to Make a New Star Wars Game
Ubisoft's upcoming Star Wars title is being developed by both Lucasarts Games and Massive Entertainment
For the first time in nearly a decade, a studio other than EA is working on a Star Wars game. Disney’s Lucasfilm Games is partnering with Ubisoft to develop a new game set in the Star Wars universe. The announcement was made in an article from Wired and revealed that the game is currently in development at Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment, the studio behind The Division franchise.
The yet-unnamed Star Wars title will be open-world and story-focused. Following the lead of EA’s Star Wars titles, this upcoming game’s story will be included in the Star Wars canon. Ubisoft and Lucasarts did not reveal any other details on the new title, including a release date or what platforms the game will eventually release on. However, it was revealed that the game would run on Massive’s Snowdrop engine. Massive’s Julian Gerighty was also revealed to be the game’s creative director. Gerighty was also a director for The Division 2, as well as a producer for two early Splinter Cell titles, Chaos Theory and Pandora Tomorrow.
Star Wars games have been exclusively developed by EA since a deal was signed with the company and Disney back in 2013. In the time since, that deal has led to the development of multiple hit Star Wars titles, including Jedi: Fallen Order, Star Wars: Battlefront 2, and Star Wars: Squadrons. It’s not clear whether that deal will end early, or if the upcoming Star Wars title from Ubisoft will release after 2023.
Lucasfilm Games is also working on another title: a new Indiana Jones game. Bethesda’s Machine Games is spearheading this project, with assistance from Lucasarts Games. Bethesda will publish the upcoming Indiana Jones title, with Todd Howard filling the role of executive producer.
These two announcements arrived just days after Lucasfilm revealed that Lucasfilm Games would be the brand name for any future Star Wars titles.