The newly rebranded Lucasfilm Games has announced that Ubisoft is developing an open-world Star Wars game. Wired got the scoop, and a few details: the game is being worked on by Massive Entertainment, developers of The Division and its sequel, and its creative director is Julian Gerighty (director of The Division 2 and the Crew). Development is early days and the game will use Massive’s Snowdrop Engine.
That screams multiplayer to me, but obviously such is speculation. This follows hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement that a new Indiana Jones game will be developed by Bethesda Game Studios and Machinegames.
There are no further details on the Star Wars title, though for some reason the length is being teased. “[It] really leans into why we are doing what we’re doing, because these are massive entertainment experiences that last many hours, much longer than film,” Sean Shoptaw, SVP of global games and interactive experiences at Disney, told Wired. “When people are paying $70, or they’re paying good amounts of money to spend time with your content and play your game. You’ve got to reward that investment.”
No release window has been floated yet.
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