Ubisoft is engaged on an open world Star Wars sport with Lucasfilm Video games. The Division developer, Ubisoft Large will develop the brand new sport.
Per a report from Wired, no different gameplay particulars have been introduced, and Large is seemingly nonetheless recruiting for the mission. The sport will utilise the Snowdrop engine used for the studio’s Division video games, and Division 2 director Julian Gerighty will direct this mission too. No indication has been given as as to if Large’s Star Wars sport could be single or multiplayer, what a part of the Star Wars timeline it might be part of, or when it could be launched.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot did give a small tease, saying the sport shall be “an unique Star Wars journey that’s completely different from something that has been carried out earlier than.” Lucasfilm additionally mentioned all Star Wars video games would proceed to be handled as canon alongside the movie TV, e book, and comedian releases.
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Earlier this week, it was introduced that Star Wars video games shall be introduced below a new, single brand called Lucasfilm Games. Yesterday, Lucasfilm Video games additionally introduced that MachineGames and Bethesda are working on an Indiana Jones game.
In 2013, EA and Disney introduced a multi-year licensing settlement that gave EA the exclusive rights to publish Star Wars games developed by its inside studios. That deal now seems to have been altered, however EA will “proceed to be a really strategic and vital companion for us now and going ahead”, accoring to senior vice chairman of International Video games and Interactive Experiences at Disney Sean Shoptaw, speaking to Wired.
Wired’s report makes clear that Disney will take pitches from corporations on utilizing Star Wars and different Lucas properties (corresponding to Indiana Jones), though VP of Lucasfilm Video games Douglas Reilly made clear that Lucasfilm Video games would have ultimate approval on all initiatives.
The EA deal produced video games like Star Wars: Battlefront 1 and a couple of from DICE, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order from Respawn Leisure, and Star Wars: Squadrons from EA Motive. Nonetheless, there have been additionally some high-profile cancellations, including Amy Hennig’s Project Ragtag which was in growth on the now defunct Visceral Games.
The Division video games are set in a fictional model of the US throughout cataclysmic occasions that pressure members of an elite navy unit often known as the Strategic Homeland Division as they rebuild US cities within the aftermath. Each video games featured reside service components the place gamers would repeatedly work on their characters and earn new gear by finishing high-end targets. Large has additionally been engaged on an Avatar sport for a number of years, which was recently delayed into 2022.
Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN.