Today, Ubisoft announced they're working with Lucasfilm Games to create a new open world StarWars game, developed by Massive Entertainment, which previously made The Division series.
Very few details have been given out other than that it's "a new story-driven open-world Star Wars adventure."
We’re thrilled to announce we are working with @Ubisoft and @UbiMassive to develop a brand-new, story-driven, open-world Star Wars adventure!— Lucasfilm Games (@LucasfilmGames) January 13, 2021
Learn more about the future of @LucasfilmGames in the Star Wars galaxy and beyond: https://t.co/uO1K1pivl2 pic.twitter.com/wRDccZvi3o
The untitled game will use the Snowdrop engine used in The Division 2. Julian Gerighty, the creative director for that game, will be serving that same role with the new Star Wars title.
Gerighty said they "want to do it justice with a game and story that bring both lifelong and new fans on an immersive and outstanding journey that will stay with them for years."
NEW STAR WARS OPEN WORLD GAME— TalkingWithMyHans (@TalkWithMyHans_) January 13, 2021
...developed by Ubisoft. pic.twitter.com/svo12h3nyd
Ah yes let's put our bland open world formula of our games into Star Wars pic.twitter.com/XYoVTZ7aHm— Ian 'J4K' Velez (@IanSFVelez) January 13, 2021
Many people were surprised to hear of this game, since EA was believed to have exclusive rights over Star Wars games, but Disney games boss Sean Shoptaw said "there's room for others."
If you're hoping to find out when this game will release, you're going to be waiting a while. The people working on it are still debating what the game will really be about, so this will probably take a few years.
But if you've ever really wanted to roam around Star Wars universes and interact with all the characters, weapons, ships, and landscapes you love from the films, then this game is sure to please. Or at least it should be better than any recent Star Wars game.