Ubisoft Making an Open-World Star Wars Game, Lucasfilm Games Announces

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EA grip on Star Wars games is coming to an end. Lucasfilm Games announced recently that Ubisoft will be making an open-world Star Wars game. This is surprising because previously, EA had exclusive rights for all SW games.

We don’t have a lot of information about the new game, not even its actual name. But we know that the game is being developed by Ubisoft Massive, the same studio behind The Division 1 and 2. It was also revealed that the game will use Ubisoft’s Snowdrop engine.

Don’t expect the Ubisoft SW game to release anytime soon. EA still holds the exclusivity rights till 2023 so the newly announced game is probably coming out after that. Plus, the title is currently in early development with Ubisoft Massive busy hiring people for the job.

EA doesn’t exactly have a good track record with SW games. Their major two titles, Star Wars Battlefront 1 and 2, failed miserably. Though the latter was eventually redeemed with constant updates and patches. EA also released a single-player focused title, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which received a positive reception from both fans and critics. It is arguably the best SW game since the last decade, but that’s not saying much.

It’s no secret that Ubisoft loves open-world games, from Assassin’s Creed to Watch Dogs to Far Cry. The majority of their games are open-world titles that offer lots of content. However, the company has been criticized for the lack of innovation. Their games are often filled with boring fetch quests, radio towers, and bland characters with an uninspiring story. We hope that the upcoming Star Wars game doesn’t suffer from the same treatment.

This doesn’t mean that there will be no Star Wars game soon. Lucasfilm Games have already confirmed that EA is currently developing multiple Star Wars games. One of them is probably a sequel to the highly successful Fallen Order.

So, what do you think? Are you excited about the new Star Wars game? Do you think Ubisoft is a better company than EA to handle the Star Wars IP? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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