Man, the newly formed Lucasfilm Games is popping up all over the place right now. Ubisoft has just announced a brand new Star Wars project in partnership with the aforementioned studio, and the game’s development will be led by the developer behind The Division. This is all still very early in the production process, to the point where Ubisoft Massive is still hiring staff. As such, don’t expect to see or hear more from it for quite a few years.
Julian Gerighty, director of The Division 2 and The Crew, will be the game’s creative director, using the studio’s Snowdrop engine. “Beyond that, Lucasfilm Games hasn’t revealed anything about the characters or settings within the Star Wars universe that the game will feature.” As for EA’s part in all of this, who continue to hold a 10-year exclusivity deal to Star Wars video games, it looks like Lucasfilm Games are allowing the brand to be worked on by various different teams now. Speaking to Wired, it said: “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.”
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