Following Disney’s recent announcement of the new identity for future Star Wars games, Lucasfilm Games has announced that it has partnered with Ubisoft to create an open world Star Wars game.
According to a report by Wired, this upcoming Star Wars game is in the early stages of development, early enough in fact that Ubisoft is currently hiring staff for the game. While we don’t know much about the game so far, Ubisoft has confirmed that the game will be directed by Julian Gerighty (The Division 2, The Crew).
The announcement of this new title from Ubisoft marks the end of EA and Disney’s multi-year agreement to create Star Wars game. In the previous agreement, EA became the exclusive developer of Star Wars games (barring Lego Star Wars games), creating games such as Battlefront, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and Star Wars Squadrons.
While the announcement of Ubisoft’s upcoming project marks the end of EA’s Star Wars deal, this does not mean that Ubisoft will now be the exclusive Star Wars developer. Moving forward, Star Wars games will have a non-exclusive arrangement, meaning different developers can pitch their own Star Wars titles to Lucasfilm Games.
Alongside Ubisoft’s open world Star Wars project, Lucasfilm Games has also partnered with Bethesda to create an Indiana Jones game. While there isn’t much info on this title yet, it is reported that the upcoming Indiana Jones title is a passion project for Bethesda’s Todd Howard.