Saturday, January 16, 2021

Ubisoft and Lucasfilm Games Collaborate To Develop A New Open-World Star Wars Game

This week, Ubisoft announced a piece of exciting news for gamers and Star Wars fans.

The video game company, home of popular games like Assassin's Creed, Raving Rabids and the Tom Clancy series, is collaborating with Lucasfilm to develop a new story-driven open-world Star Wars game. Ubisoft's critically-acclaimed AAA studio Massive Entertainment will be working to bring their latest technology like the Snowdrop engine, to deliver an epic adventure in the beloved galaxy far far away.

The vast Star Wars lore is an incredible source of inspiration for our teams,” said Yves Guillemot, co-founder and CEO of Ubisoft. “This is the beginning of a long-term collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm Games, and we are pleased to be working hand-in-hand to build upon the incredible legacy of Lucasfilm to create a game that we know Star Wars fans will love.

Back in 2013, Lucasfilm Games (a.k.a. LucasArts) was more or less shuttered after Disney acquired Lucasfilm and its subsidiaries, leaving the company to function with a handful of staff as a video game licensor. Red Dot Diva knows of several Star Wars fans who are often nostalgic about Lucasfilm's games like Knights of the Old Republic and Battlefront. So, it is heartening to know that on 11 January 2021, Disney has decided to announce the revival of Lucasfilm Games and resume its active role as a game developer and publisher.

Douglas Reilly, VP, Lucasfilm Games said, “Ubisoft have a unique talent for crafting immersive worlds so we’re thrilled to work with them on this project. We are inspired by the passion and talent of the team at Massive, and together we share a vision for the type of original stories we want to tell with our players in this expansive galaxy. They have the creativity, experience, and community understanding to bring awe-inspiring authenticity, depth and innovation to this new Star Wars game."

The game is still in its very early stages. There is no blurb about the possible storyline, nor any further news about the release date, characters or timeline within the Star Wars lore. However, Massive Entertainment is now currently on a recruitment blitz for this game project. They are actively looking for the brightest creative talent to come onboard. If you are interested to join the team, you can apply to open positions at

Red Dot Diva is definitely keeping an eye out for more news on this wonderful new Star Wars adventure!

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