The new game inspired by the universe Star Wars will be based on the Snowdrop engine from Massive Entertainmnet. The title is going to be an open world game, intended for longer experiences and it will not be a linear story as it happens with Jedi: Fallen Order. Julian Gerighty is in charge of creative direction.
The agreement with Ubisoft marks the end of a partnership between Disney and Electronic Ars, which had an exclusive agreement since 2013. At that time, it was said that the contract would be valid for ten years, which does not seem to be the case. now.
It is recalled that Disney this week announced plans to revitalize the Lucasfilm Games brand, already anticipating that the agreement with EA would be about to end and promising “a new era” of video games, “developed in collaboration with the best studios of industry”. Yesterday it was also announced the development of a new Indiana Jones game developed by Machine Games and published by Bethesda, recalls the ArsTechnica.
Electronic Arts’ last years with the saga Star Wars were problematic. After Star Wars: Battlefront three new projects were promised in 2015: one of these was canceled in 2017, with the closure of Visceral Studios; another ran out of real-money transactions after launch because he was involved in ‘pay-to-win’ controversies; and the third, Jedi: Fallen Order Respawn, ended up selling ten million copies and could mark the beginning of a new franchise in video games
Disney Vice President Sean Shoptaw says “EA was and will continue to be a very strategic and important partner for us, but we think there is room for others”.