These are days absolutely full of news for all fans and enthusiasts of the video game sector. After the surprise announcement of a new game dedicated to Indiana Jones produced by Bethesda, in the last few hours the arrival of a new open-world game set in the Star Wars universe has been confirmed by Lucasfilm Games, which has been announced by Ubisoft for the creation of this new ambitious project.
The French publisher has entrusted the development to the very talented Swedish team Massive Entertainment, which in recent years has published the two chapters of The Division.
In a long article on Wired site, the executives of Disney and Lucasfilm Games said they were excited to announce this new project, which underlines how the studio is trying to change its approach towards the video game sector, trying to entrust its projects to capable studios who intend to develop quality titles using the brands that belong to Lucasfilm.
Even Yves Guillemont, CEO of Ubisoft, said he was particularly happy to be able to contribute to the expansion of the universe and the Star Wars lore with a new game that will certainly motivate the development team a lot.
“The vast Star Wars lore is an incredible source of inspiration for our teams,” said Yves Guillemot, co-founder and CEO of Ubisoft. “This is the beginning of a long-term collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm Games, and we are pleased to be working hand-in-hand to build upon the incredible legacy of Lucasfilm to create a game that we know Star Wars fans will love.”
This move, therefore, will end the exclusivity contract previously held by Electronic Arts in the last 8 years, even if it will not sanction the end of the collaboration between Disney and EA, which will be able to continue to publish games dedicated to their flagship franchises.
For now, this is all that has been announced regarding this new project, which is currently in the very early stages of pre-production, but which will surely be deepened more and more in the coming months.