It’s been a long time coming, but the Star Wars universe is now preparing to make its way into the world of open-world video games. Ubisoft, the renowned publisher behind the likes of Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry, is currently developing a massive open-world game set in the iconic universe. And while there isn’t much information available yet, here’s everything we know thus far.
First up, let’s explore the development team behind the project. Swedish developers Massive Entertainment are leading the charge, having built their reputation in the gaming world with the likes of The Division series and South Park: The Fractured But Whole. This team has two ambitious titles under construction, both with massive open worlds – Ubisoft’s upcoming Star Wars game and the Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora title.
Moving onto gameplay details, there’s not a lot we know so far. We do know that the game will feature a "new set of characters with their own motivations and stakes," so it's quite possible that players will control a customizable protagonist and guide them through the story with their choices. Rumors also point to a seamless experience of jumping between systems within a huge universe, similar to what No Man’s Sky has provided.
And finally, we have an inkling of a release date for the Ubisoft title. Creative director Julian Gerighty tweeted a potential teaser pointing to 2023 as the game's launch year – and while this hasn't been confirmed, it does fit in with the news that the Star Wars title already entered development in January 2021.
With Snowdrop’s impressive engine ready to power the new game, players are ready to experience a unique adventure set in the famous universe. Although there’s still a bit more waiting to be done before release, the anticipation is high, and with the team at Ubisoft behind it, the game is sure to be a hit.