Open-world Star Wars game under development at Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment

Massive Entertainment's The Division

The newly reborn Lucasfilm Games brand announced its newest project yesterday, with it partnering with Bethesda for an Indiana Jones game. However, the announcements don't stop there, as today, the Disney-owned brand revealed that it is working with Ubisoft for a new Star Wars game.

The only major Star Wars games to arrive in recent years has been out of Electronic Arts and its share of development studios thanks to a multi-year deal made in 2013 with Disney. However, the announcement today of a Ubisoft title may mean the deal exclusivity is no longer active, or at least it won't be renewed.

“EA has been and will continue to be a very strategic and important partner for us now and going forward,” said Sean Shoptaw, the senior vice president of Global Games and Interactive Experiences at Disney. “But we did feel like there's room for others.”

Described as an open world title, this mysterious Star Wars game is under development at Massive Entertainment, the Swedish developer that's most known for its The Division series of action RPGs since 2016. The studio also developed the hit 2007 RTS game World in Conflict.

The development is said to be still in a very early stage, with Massive currently hiring more faces for the project. It will be using the studio's own Snowdrop engine, the same one that is powering The Division franchise. Judging by these two newly announced projects, there may be more Disney IP-related game announcements incoming soon as the company taps more publishers and developers.

Source: Wired

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