Ubisoft has announced that it will make a new Star Wars game in collaboration with Disney’s Lucasfilm Games division. According to a press release, the game will be driven by Ubisoft Massive Entertainment, the same team who worked on The Division series and it will too be a story-driven open-world Star Wars adventure game.
Ubisoft Massive Entertainment is based in Sweden and is the team that developed the Snowdrop Engine which powers games such as The Divison, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, South Park: The Fractured But Whole and The Settlers. Ubisoft says that the upcoming Star Wars game will also run on the Snowdrop Engine.
Julian Gerighty, creative director on the project says that the studio is currently recruiting a team for the Star Wars game. As of now, the setting for the project is still a mystery. However, many could guess that Ubisoft may base the upcoming game on The Mandalorian. The idea of a video game based on one of the biggest shows this decade would rake in the money for Ubisoft and we all know how much they love money.
The press release reads:
“The vast Star Wars lore is an incredible source of inspiration for our teams. 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.”
The announcement does come with some questions. EA Games has had the Star Wars video game license for a couple of years now and according to their agreement, this was not meant to end until 2023. EA claims that the company is still working on a number of Star Wars titles and its previous success with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Battlefront and Squadrons means players always have something fun to experience. We don’t know how Ubisoft managed to score a Star Wars license when EA owns it.