Lucasfilm Games, the company’s video game label, represents a new generation of titles. EA and Disney signed an exclusivity agreement that has already expired, so other companies are also working on products of the galactic franchise. Companies such as Ubisoft or Aspyr are outlining their projects, while the development of a new production, in the hands of Skydance New Media, has just been unveiled. Below, we review the main works in the works:
- Star Wars Eclipse (Quantic Dream)
- Star Wars: KOTOR Remane (Aspyr)
- Star Wars Jedi 2 (Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts)
- Untitled Star Wars Strategy Game (Respawn Entertainment and Bit Reactor / EA)
- Untitled Star Wars shooter (Respawn Entertainment / EA)
- Untitled Star Wars open world game (Massive Entertainment / Ubisoft)
- Star Wars: Hunters (Natural Motion / Zynga)
- Untitled Star Wars Action/Adventure Game (Skydance New Media)
Star Wars: Eclipse
That Quantic Dream was working on a Star Wars product was leaked before it was officially announced at The Game Awards 2021. The creators of Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human will take us to the galaxy in a time of splendor for the Jedi Order, the High Republic. It will be an adventure with action and narrative, in which we will put ourselves in the shoes of several different characters. The French studio, which has opened a new development studio in Canada, has also been accused of crunch and toxic behavior within the company, taking the issue to the French courts. In the meantime, no further details about the title have been shared.
Star Wars: Jedi 2 and more games from EA and Respawn
Everyone assumed that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order would be neither the first nor the only game in the saga from Respawn Entertainment. What totally escaped the leaks is that the studio is not only preparing a single video game but three. In collaboration with Bit Reactor, the creators of Apex Legends and Titanfall 2 are shaping a strategy title. As if that wasn’t enough, the studio is immersed in the development of a shooter, of which no details have yet been shared. We don’t know if EA will continue to bet on Star Wars in the future (close sources consulted by Venture Beat say otherwise), but at least we’ll have a final shot.
Star Wars by Ubisoft Massive
Massive Entertainment announced their Star Wars game via their Twitter account, a project that is being handled in the utmost secrecy. The official information tells us that they will design an open-world game, nothing surprising considering that Ubisoft is behind it as a publisher. Neither the era nor other details about its gameplay have been revealed, beyond the fact that it will work under the Snowdrop graphic engine, the same one used by Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 and that has achieved such great results.
Star Wars: KOTOR Remake
A classic among classics that will return in a version that has not only been revamped but also modified almost from scratch. We say “almost” because KOTOR Remake will not alter its main story, set in the times of the Old Republic. The Jedi Order is being decimated by leaps and bounds by the Sith Lords, who have spread their influence throughout the galaxy. As one of the last survivors, the protagonist will connect with the Force and travel around different planets, meeting a wide range of characters. Dark or light side? The decision is in the hands of the player; whether the game will use the classic combat and role-playing system is up to the studio, Aspyr. It is announced for PS5 and PC.
Star Wars: Hunters
Nintendo Switch and iOS and Android mobiles or tablets will receive Star Wars: Hunters, a video game that has also been delayed and will be released as free-to-play (free but with microtransactions) in 2022. This third-person arena-style proposal allows the player to manage one of several available characters. Zynga, whose deal for acquisition by Take-Two Interactive has yet to materialize, introduces characters such as Rieve and J-3DI, both of whom are skilled at wielding a lightsaber. Zaina and Sentinel stand out for their mastery of the blaster and Imara Vex is a fearsome hunter. Grozz, the Wookiee, uses brute force and Slingshot uses more sophisticated weapons.
Untitled Star Wars Action/Adventure Game (Skydance New Media)
Amy Hennig, the creative director of the original Uncharted trilogy, was in charge of Visceral Games’ Star Wars, an action-adventure game that Electronic Arts was going to publish for PS4, Xbox One and PC. However, the project didn’t go ahead, the studio closed its doors and Hennig left EA. Years later, the director and screenwriter will have a new opportunity with the galactic saga, as she is working on a video game developed by Skydance New Media. There is speculation that it could be a kind of resurrection of Visceral’s title, but nothing has been confirmed so far.
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