A few weeks ago we found out not only that the deal between Lucasfilm and EA ended a few years early, but also that a new Star Wars open world game signed by Ubisoft Massive is in development. Unfortunately, as we had already assumed, the production is still in the initial stages.
Last month, Ubisoft revealed a new game from the Star Wars franchise in development at Massive Entertainment, the creators of The Division. At the time of the announcement, Ubisoft hasn’t revealed anything about the game other than that it will be an open world title, but this lack of details will continue for quite some time as the game is still in the early stages of development.
In the last few hours, the French giant held the usual conference with investors for the last period, in which there was also talk of the possibility that Rainbow Six Quarantine will change its name. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot took the opportunity to announce that Massive Entertainment’s new Star Wars will take advantage of the latest technology – and thus hinting that the game could only be released on next-gen consoles:
We are very happy to partner with Lucasfilm Games again. The project will be developed by our Massive studio who will make the most of their cutting-edge technology, including the Snowdrop engine, to deliver a groundbreaking Star Wars adventure. We are very proud of this collaboration, which is a testament to Ubisoft’s leadership and our expertise, particularly in creating extraordinary works. It’s another demonstration of our ability to build partnerships with the biggest names in the entertainment and tech space.
Apparently, Massive Entertainment also benefited from the announcement, as hires have risen: numerous developers are eager to get to work on a new Star Wars:
To answer your question about the benefits that come with it in terms of hiring, yes, we see a lot of people wanting to join this adventure, and it’s a very good thing indeed.
Unfortunately, that’s all the Ubisoft CEO has to say about the game, which he confirms won’t be released soon and that development has only just begun – so it’s hard to think of a release before the end of 2023, if not 2024.
Furthermore, as confirmed in the same conference, Massive Entertainment’s current priorities concern the support of The Division 2 and above all the new Avatar video game, also without a release date.
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