Lucasfilm Games and Ubisoft Announce Open-World Star Wars Game

Ross Houston
January 13, 2021

Julian Gerighty, who was the Director of The Division 2 will be leading development as the Creative Director and right now setting, characters, and details haven't been set in stone.

Instead, the brand revealed that a new Indiana Jones game is being developed, to the surprise of gamers everywhere.

Following yesterday's news that LucasFilms is partnering with Bethesda to make an Indiana Jones, the production company has today told Wired it will also join forces with Ubisoft to create an open-world Star Wars game.

According to the report, EA will continue to make Star Wars games alongside Lucasfilm, but other developers will now be involved, throwing the doors open to a range of studios to make titles based on Lucasfilm properties.

The interview concludes with Reilly confirming that 2021 will be a big year for Lucasfilm Games, with more announcements lined up. We've spent nearly a year now, working to get to know them and what they want to bring to the table. "Our talented teams have created some of the most successful games in the history of the Star Wars franchise, including Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Star Wars: Battlefront and Battlefront II, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes and Star Wars: Squadrons. I think we're really excited about where that project is going, because they have a unique vision for the story and the game they want to deliver".

Disney announced it's planning a whopping ten Star Wars series over the next few years, along with an equal number of Marvel series. In the meantime, 2021 will bring the belated arrival of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, a platformer encompassing all nine episodes of the central story. While it's clear that Electronic Arts will no longer be the only studio making Star Wars video games, they'll finish out their deal with Lucasfilm. EA and Disney signed a deal back in 2013, which would allow EA to exclusively develop games in the Star Wars universe, though the reception to these games has been mixed at best.

Since Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was such a big hit, there will nearly undoubtedly be a sequel that comes together before EA's deal ends in 2023.

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