(Pocket-lint) – Ubisoft and Lucasfilm Video games (the brand new title for the gaming wing of Lucasfilm) have introduced they’re working collectively on a significant new Star Wars sport, an open-world journey that can take its place in what Disney is asking a brand new period for its gaming properties.
It is large information for Star Wars followers, who’ve spent the final eight years getting comparatively skinny gruel from EA’s unique association with Star Wars so far as console gaming was involved – a partnership that solely actually began to bear fruit with its final couple of outings, Star Wars Squadrons and Jedi: Fallen Order. Ubisoft’s open-world method must be a fairly important shift for the franchise, although – whereas Fallen Order had some hub-world parts, it’s going to be refreshing to get a real open world within the Star Wars universe.
Whether or not it includes climbing towers to gentle up the map with new icons to finish, in true Ubisoft model, will stay to be seen, and there are to date no extra particulars about when the sport might be set, what kind of story content material it’s going to cope with, or what gameplay it’s going to characteristic. The challenge might be led by Huge Leisure, a Swedish studio underneath Ubisoft’s banner, and can apparently run on the Snowdrop engine, which powered The Division 2, for instance. Yves Guillemot, co-founder and CEO of Ubisoft, known as it “the start of a long-term collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm Video games“, so do not guess towards extra Star Wars video games from Ubisoft down the road.
What all this implies for EA’s ongoing Star Wars involvement is not too clear – we’re anticipating a sequel to Jedi: Fallen Order sooner or later based mostly on its reception, and a Tweet from EA suggests that there is nonetheless a lot extra to return from it: The announcement comes sizzling on the heels of Lucasfilm Video games confirming that Bethesda is engaged on a new Indiana Jones sport, too, so there are clearly some fairly important cogs in movement over at Disney.