While The Division 2 hasn’t been the mega success that Ubisoft has been hoping it’d be especially compared to how the first game in the franchise, it seems the publisher’s trust in developer Massive Entertainment hasn’t waned, as the publisher has entrusted the studio with a new, open-world Star Wars game!
Earlier this week, Lucasfilm Games was announced, and it looks like that means we’ll be getting AAA games that fall under the brand that’s not published by EA! Today, it’s been revealed that Lucasfilm Games has entered a partnership with Ubisoft to create this still-untitled open-world Star Wars title, which is in very early stages of development.
Heading the production will be The Division 2 director Julian Gerighty, and the game will use Massive Entertainment’s impressive Snowdrop game engine (the same one used for The Division). Other than that, there’s no other info left to parse just yet.
So what does this mean for EA? It looks like the publisher will still be developing Star Wars games moving forward, though based on Disney’s statement, that will be a crowded space very soon.
EA has been and will continue to be a very strategic and important partner for us now and going forward. But we did feel like there’s room for others – Sean Shoptaw, senior vice president of Global Games and Interactive Experiences at Disney
Aside from Star Wars, Lucasfilm Games has also announced a game based on Indiana Jones and is being developed by Bethesda.
Needless to say, we see this as a good thing, as we can’t wait to see what other studios have up their sleeves when it comes to Lucasfilm properties.