The Star Wars franchise had a resurgence when it was bought by Disney, resulting in several TV shows and a new trilogy of films. On the gaming side, however, things are looking much more lucrative for Disney as the company now reportedly wants two new Star Wars games released every year.
According to various sources close to Insider Gaming, LucasFilms has signed off on a plan to release two Star Wars games every fiscal year. One will be a big-budget title while the other will be a smaller release. Given the multiple confirmed and rumoured Star Wars projects currently in development at different studios, that would cover the next four to five years of gaming releases.
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As for what we know about the various Star Wars games in development, EA confirmed earlier this year that Respawn Entertainment is in charge of three upcoming Star Wars titles, one of which is Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. The other two are mostly unknown, though interestingly, none of them will be Star Wars Battlefront III. One of the projects is believed is to be a new first-person shooter set in the Star Wars universe.
Quantic Dream is also working on Star Wars: Eclipse, though various reports suggest that it’s facing plenty of development problems including a shortage of staff. The game is only expected to release as early as 2026.
Saber Interactive is now in charge of leading the development on the Knights of the Old Republic remake after Embracer Group changed studios from former developer Aspyr. The remake will be a PS5 console exclusive, though we’ve received no updates since its reveal last year.
Finally, Skydance Media is reportedly working on a “richly cinematic action-adventure game” based on Star Wars, with the project being led by Uncharted‘s Amy Hennig. Ubisoft Massive, the studio behind The Division, is also rumoured to be making a Star Wars game.
As with all rumours, take this with a pinch of salt for now. However, seeing as though several Star Wars games are currently being announced, there might be some truth to these claims.
Source: Insider Gaming