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Ubisoft to Develop a Story-Driven Open-World Star Wars Game

Ubisoft to Develop a Story-Driven Open-World Star Wars Game

As part of Lucasfilm Games' recent doubling-down on its devotion to Star Wars videogames, it has announced a partnership with Ubisoft studio Massive Entertainment (Tom Clancy's The Division) which is in the midst of producing a "story-driven, open-world Star Wars game".

The Lucasfilm Games blog which announced the title confirmed that the companies had already been working together for "almost a year", meaning that it's not out of the question that we'll receive details and a genuine trailer for the game within the year (no, that teaser doesn't count). 

Elsewhere, in a Ubisoft interview with David Polfeldt and Julian Gerighty, heads of Massive Entertainment, the pair elaborated slightly on the studio's aims with the upcoming title. Gerighty states, "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". Continuing, he touches upon the studio's propietary Snowdrop engine and how the studio will "make the most of the technology to bring innovation to the gameplay and world building (in the game)". 

If you're a Star Wars fan and you've seen footage of The Division 2 running on the Snowdrop engine, this will make you giddy with excitement. Put simply, The Division series looks superb on the Snowdrop engine; imagining it being put to use in bringing the Star Wars universe to life is an exciting thing indeed.

Expect more news regarding this untitled Star Wars game as the year continues. 

Jamie Davies

Jamie Davies

Staff Writer

Raised on a steady diet of violent shooters and sugary cereal. He regrets no part of this

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