Lucasfilm Games is back! After the surprising announcement of an Indiana Jones game to be developed by Skyrim maker Bethesda, the next bang in the game industry follows. Lucasfilm Games announced that future Star Wars titles will no longer be the sole preserve of EA Games. Recently, fans have been served two of the best Star Wars games with Jedi: Fallen Order and Star Wars: Squadrons, but it should be clear to everyone that there are many more stories to tell in the galaxy far, far away. That's why Ubisoft, who are responsible for Assassin's Creed and Far Cry among others, announced in the same breath that an open world game in the Star Wars universe is in development.
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The team that already developed Far Cry 3 and The Division series will be responsible for the project. With the help of the SnowDrop engine, a spectacular and yet challenging open world adventure is to be created. Game director Julian Gerighty will be in charge, and his experience should ensure that fans get a worthy gaming experience. Nothing is known yet about the content, scope, setting and on which platforms the game will be released - but as usual for Ubisoft, it can be assumed that the game will be a multiplatform title that will be released on PC, PS and Xbox.
EA loses the exclusive license and the gaming world celebrates it
For a long time, EA was responsible for the Star Wars games, and many fans couldn't come to terms with the idea - no matter how good the games ended up being. The fact that some gamers really boycotted EA is probably related to the partly questionable payment policy in the past. Among video game fans, EA is considered a giant corporation that is only out to make as much money as possible, regardless of losses. For example, the developer and publisher from the U.S. is still condemned today for the way it handled the Star Wars shooter Battlefront 2. The fans were not only served an unfinished game at release, but also one that relied heavily on loot boxes. After a huge shitstorm, EA took a step back and smoothed the waters with free content updates and transparent communication. Despite all of this, gamers from all camps are happy that Star Wars games will no longer be EA-exclusive in the future - many are hoping for a breath of fresh air and creative approaches, because the potential of the franchise is gigantic.