Ubisoft's Open-World Star Wars Game (Finally) Gets Some Good News
While we put a lot of emphasis on the ever-expanding slate of Star Wars movies and TV shows, let's remember the galaxy far, far away is also assembling its own clone army in the world of video games. Much like how Marvel's Spider-Man gave us a renewed interest in superhero games, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has brought the light side of the Force back into our lives
Alongside Respawn's upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Survivor to continue Cal Kestis' story, we've got a mysterious Star Wars FPS from the developer, Quantic Dream's Star Wars Eclipse, Skydance New Media's game from Uncharted's Amy Hennig, and Ubisoft's much-hyped open-world game. Although things have gone quiet on the latter, we've finally got an update.
What's Going On With Ubisoft's Open-World Star Wars Game?
Under the Jedi training of Ubisoft, Massive Entertainment is working on a currently cryptic Star Wars game. Whether it's set in the saturated timeline of the Skywalker Saga, a much earlier High Republic era like Eclipse, or going far beyond when Rey buried those lightsabers in the desert, the team is about to boom.
Ubisoft Toronto is going on a massive recruitment drive to help bolster Massive Entertainment's team. On the Ubisoft recruitment site now, there are openings for everything from Team Lead Gameplay Animator to Level Artist, Associate Producer to Concept Artist. If you work in the industry and want to get on board, now's your chance.
Ubisoft Toronto has proved itself time and again since it opened in 2010. After starting out on Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Ubisoft Toronto has worked on Far Cry 5 and 6, with upcoming work on the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell remake. Although we're presumably years away from Ubisoft's open-world Star Wars game, we can't wait to see what's cooking.
What's Next For Star Wars Games?
We'll hand it to Electronic Arts, it had a pretty good run ruling the galaxy as its own Emperor Palpatine. Now that the rights are back out in the open though, things are better than ever. Instead of EA's Force choke on the IP, anyone and everyone can jump behind the controls of the Millennium Falcon... for better or for worse.
Ubisoft's offering has the potential to be the most exciting, and alongside the equally ambitious Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, should show what the developer can do. Then again, Star Wars games have a chequered past, and if you remember the whole Battlefront II loot box scandal, still have some ground to make up. Still, with so many projects in the works - and the resurrection of LucasFilm Games - we might finally get an open-world Boba Fett game to give the fan-favourite bounty hunter the justice he deserves.