Finally, the Lucasfilm Games VP commented on the recent news of the upcoming Indiana Jones game. EA and Disney signed a deal back in 2013, which would allow EA to exclusively develop games in the Star Wars universe, though the reception to these games has been mixed at best.
Newly established gaming branch Lucasfilm Games is continuing its busy week by announcing a brand new Star Wars game - and EA isn't involved. Whether these announcements will be limited to Star Wars, or other Lucasfilm IP, remains to be seen.More news: Intel replaces its chief executive Bob Swan after 2 years
"Original Story: Lucasfilm Games has announced that it's entering into a partnership with Ubisoft to create a new story-driven, open-world Star Wars game". And it's clear Star Wars Squadrons was mostly a miss since it got a steep discount around the holidays, even more than you'd expect for the season.
Lucasfilm notes that it has numerous studios all seeking to take on Lucasfilm games, with Ubisoft's Star Wars project and Bethesda's Indiana Jones game the tip of the iceberg. The esteemed developer will be developing the new open-world Star Wars title, which is now in the early stages of production. Julian Gerighty, who was the Director of The Division 2 will be leading development as the Creative Director and right now setting, characters, and details haven't been set in stone. The Division developer, Ubisoft Massive will develop the new game. As with those Tom Clancy titles, the new Star Wars game will run on the Snowdrop game engine.More news: Oil Mixed As Crude Inventories Decline
"The Star Wars galaxy is an incredible source of motivation for our teams to innovate and push the boundaries of our medium", Ubiboss Yves Guillemt added. There was definitely a big step up with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, but the game still had some issues that displeased fans. "And that's going to continue throughout the next year or so, where we're going to continue to announce projects that are more representative of the legacy of the old Lucasfilm Games that we're now trying to live up to".
Since Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was such a big hit, there will nearly undoubtedly be a sequel that comes together before EA's deal ends in 2023.More news: Evander Kane files for bankruptcy