After having newly created the Lucasfilm Games division for what it says is “a new era” for video games based on the Star Wars universe, Disney has more more on the way. It is now known that the entertainment giant is creating a game dedicated to Star Wars in partnership with Ubisoft, thus ending the exclusivity with Electronic Arts (whose contract ends in 2023).
The news was advanced by Wired which quotes the CEO of Ubisoft. “Building new worlds, characters and stories that will become enduring parts of the Star Wars tradition is an incredible opportunity for us, and we are excited to have our studio Massive working with Lucasfilm Games to create an original Star Wars adventure that be different from everything that has been done before ”, said Yves Guillemot.
The title will be developed by Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment studio, marking the first time that a company outside the EA group has produced a Star Wars game since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012.
For now, there is no information regarding the release date of the game and on which platforms it will be available. What is certain is that it will be produced with the Snowdrop engine from Ubisoft, better known as the technology behind The Division series, also from Massive.
The news comes after the official announcement this Tuesday of a new Indiana Jones game, this time in a Disney partnership with Bethesda’s MachineGames studio.