You may remember way back in 2012 when it was announced that EA were entering into an exclusive 10-year licensing agreement to develop Star Wars games. The deal meant that no other company could muscle in on the Star Wars console/PC game market, leaving EA free to explore it to their hearts content (like the fantastic Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order). With a myriad of game cancellations and only a few games released, it’s now been announced that the exclusive arrangement has seemingly ended, with Lucasfilm Games announcing that an open-world Star Wars game is in development at Ubisoft.
Specifically, the developers behind The Division Massive Entertainment will be developing an open-word Star Wars game. Known for their massive open worlds and great gunplay, it’s easy to see them shifting over to a blaster based shooter (although we have no idea of the details of their game as yet). What we do know about the game right now is that the director of The Crew and The Division 2 will be the Creative Director on the game.
It will likely be some time before we get any further news on the project, with Massive Entertainment also busy working on their Avatar open-world game. In the meantime, we’ll all be speculating on just what we can expect from a AAA open-world Star Wars in the next few years.