Star Wars as a brand has exploded in recent years thanks to Disney’s acquisition. With so many different projects seeing the green light such as The Mandalorian and countless other TV series. With the franchise ramping up its production of future shows and series, so are their video game divisions. After reviving Lucasfilm Games and announcing the upcoming Indiana Jones title, Lucasfilm is wasting no time in announcing upcoming video games. With all of the hype surrounding what’s to come for Star Wars as a brand and the future that the series has, the potential is evident in their video game department. Announced today, Massive Entertainment, The Division developer, is producing a story-driven open-world title in the Star Wars universe.
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While the details surrounding the announcement are very sparse, we can dissect some of these ideas to identify what Lucasfilm Games wants from these new projects. After canceling EA’s title and scaling back Motive Studios Star Wars: Squadrons, it would seem that Disney planning on dominating their realm of the gaming space. Following through with their plans to develop another title begs the question of what further pushed Disney to separate themselves from EA. With their 10-year contract ending in just a few more years, we might get a good glimpse of these Ubisoft plans sometime soon. Whatever this project turns out to be, it’s sure to be a first for the franchise much like Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order opening many possibilities for story-focused single-player experiences set in a galaxy far far away. By hedging their bets on the future of what’s to come for gaming, they are following the rising trends and interest in the gaming space.
So what do wish for in this new open-world story-driven Star Wars experience? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.