Ubisoft Massive previously confirmed that it was working on an untitled Star Wars game in partnership with LucasFilm. Details were scarce about the project, but we knew it would be a story-driven, open-world adventure. Now, a new leak has revealed more details about the mysterious title, including it featuring an open universe similar to No Man’s Sky, a fully customisable character, branching paths and more.
The report comes from Insider Gaming, who have a good track record of accurate leaks. Covering a tweet posted by a Ubisoft creative director that may hint at Star Wars news arriving in 2023, the latest article from the outlet also talked about new information regarding this secretive Star Wars project and what it could mean for Ubisoft Massive, which is also currently working on Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora at the moment.
Insider Gaming first mentions that the Star Wars game will feature a seamless open universe similar to No Man’s Sky. Players will be able to jump between systems and take part in several activities happening around the galaxy.
Additionally, players will get to create a fully customisable character at the start and follow whatever path we choose for them across a lengthy story. The leaker believes that the ambitious title could even rival Bethesda’s Starfield, which is set to launch sometime this year.
Ubisoft’s creative director Julian Gerighty believes this will be a groundbreaking Star Wars experience and it’s easy to see why. A Star Wars game featuring an open universe on the level of No Man’s Sky is certainly new territory for the saga in gaming. Gerighty previously stated:
“We want to make it a unique game in the saga with a captivating story and set of characters that players can relate to and connect with. We want to take what is familiar and resonant about Star Wars and tell the stories of new characters who have their own motivations and stakes.”
We’ll just have to hope that Ubisoft Massive is able to deliver on its lofty ambitions and still juggle the release of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. As with all reports, take this with a pinch of salt for now.
Source: Insider Gaming