Ubisoft to Helm New Open World Star Wars Game

Ubisoft to Helm New Open World Star Wars Game

Ubisoft to Helm New Open World Star Wars Game

Posted by Muhammad Jarir Kanji

13 Jan, 2021


The recently resurrected Lucasfilm Games announced this week its partnership with Ubisoft over a new open-world Star Wars game. The game will be the first Star Wars game in recent history that’s not developed and published by EA, which in 2013 signed a 10-year exclusivity agreement with Disney for Star Wars games.

While not many details are known at this point, we do know, via Wired, that the Ubisoft game will be developed by Massive Entertainment, the creators of both The Division games. Julian Gerighty, the director of The Division 2 and The Crew, will be serving as creative director. It’ll be built using Massive’s Snowdrop engine, which powers both The Division games and will also be used for the upcoming Avatar Project, based on James Cameron’s epic sci-fi title.

It’s unclear at this point where this development leaves EA’s exclusivity rights for Star Wars games. The company’s 10-year agreement should last until 2023, but Disney may have changed the terms of the deal behind the scenes. At the very least, it shows that the House of Mouse is actively courting new developers for its Lucasfilm franchises, including a new partnership with Bethesda for an Indiana Jones title.


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Muhammad Jarir Kanji

Muhammad is a tech geek with over five years of experience as a tech journalist writing for publications like Android Central and Neowin. When he's not writing, you'll find him slaying dragons in Skyrim and conquering empires in Civilization VI.

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