Star Wars Outlaws: Gameplay reveal, trailers, story & everything we know

Star Wars Outlaws: Gameplay reveal, trailers, story & everything we know
Images courtesy of Ubisoft

Written by 

Lloyd Coombes


18th Jul 2023 11:37

Star Wars Outlaws is the first open-world game in the franchise's storied gaming history, and the first time in a long time that Ubisoft has had its hands on a Star Wars property.

Coming from the same developers as The Division, Massive Entertainment, the game puts players in the boots of a rogue named Kay Vess, who i+s out to make a name for herself. Here is everything we know so far about Star Wars Outlaws.

Star Wars Outlaws platforms

Star Wars Outlaws cinematic screenshot showing Kay Vess
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It'll skip last-gen consoles, though, meaning you'll need an Xbox Series S|X, PlayStation 5, or PC. On PC, it'll launch through Ubisoft Connect.

Star Wars Outlaws trailer & gameplay reveal

Check out the reveal trailer below:

Star Wars Outlaws gameplay & story info

Ubisoft Forward 2023 gave us a full Star Wars: Outlaws gameplay reveal to close out the show, which you can see below.

Expect stealth takedowns, blaster fire, and slow-mo speeder bikes. It also appears Kay Vess has her own ship, and players can fly into space manually, engaging in dogfights. Planets look varied, too, as the later stages of the trailer show - including a fight against an AT-ST walker.

"When we first imagined the first open-world Star Wars game, we explored where and when it could take place, and quickly realized that we had all the right ingredients for the journey of a scoundrel," said Julian Gerighty, Creative Director at Massive Entertainment.

"These outlaws live life under the thumb of the Galactic Empire, but can still thrive given the opportunities that the criminal underworld opens up for people looking to take advantage of the turmoil."

A space battle in Star Wars Outlaws
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“The time is ripe for a new outlaw to make their name, and Kay Vess is written in the stars.”

“With Star Wars Outlaws, we’re excited to deliver the first truly open-world Star Wars game, with an action-adventure story filled with characters and planets both new and well-known to the Star Wars galaxy,” said Douglas Reilly, Vice President of Lucasfilm Games.

“We have been working closely with the talented team at Massive Entertainment, and with their years of experience in creating richly detailed worlds, we’re excited for fans to be able to jump into the Star Wars scoundrel fantasy like never before.”

Speaking to Edge Magazine, Creative Director Julian Gerighty gave us some insights into the scale of the open world. Four planets have been confirmed to appear in the game so far, with potentially more to come.

According to Gerighty, each planet will be a hand-crafted location and be comparable in size to "two or three zones in Assassin's Creed Odyssey"

Players will not be able to land their ships wherever they want, as there are set locations for landing and taking off. However, once their boots hit the ground, they can travel across the terrain with "fast-moving vehicles"

That's everything we know so far about Star Wars Outlaws.

For more on upcoming releases, check out all we know about the Lies of P gameplay.

Lloyd is GGRecon's Editor-in-Chief, having previously worked at Dexerto and Gfinity, and occasionally appears in The Daily Star newspaper. A big fan of loot-based games including Destiny 2 and Diablo 4, when he's not working you'll find him at the gym or trying to play Magic The Gathering.

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