- Nov 21, 2014
Publisher Ubisoft and The Division series developer Massive Entertainment have entered into a partnership with Lucasfilm Games to develop an open-world Star Wars game, the companies announced.
Development on the new title is still very early, and Massive Entertainment is still recruiting staff for the project. The Division 2 and The Crew director Julian Gerighty will serve as the game’s creative director, and it will use the Snowdrop Engine.
The Massive Entertainment-developed Star Wars game is the first major Star Wars game not developed by Electronic Arts to be announced in eight years.
According to Sean Shopaw, senior vice president of Global Games and Interactive Experiences at Disney, “Electronic Arts has been and will continue to be a very strategic and important partner for us now and going forward. But we did feel like there’s room for others.”
The Disney-owned company just announced a new Star Wars title coming from Ubisoft and an Indiana Jones game from Bethesda. And that's just the beginning.