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Ubisoft’s Star Wars game is in the early stages of development

Massive Entertainment, a studio under Ubisoft is working on their next title set in the Star Wars universe, and it is the first time in history that a company other than EA will be working on a Star Wars game. The franchise has been relatively successful for EA, as they have raked in $3 billion altogether and their exclusivity deal was signed in 2013 for a period of 10 years.

Ubisoft’s Chief financial officer Fredrick Duguet unveiled Ubisoft’s next project which is in the early stages of its development cycle and stated that it was  “an incredible opportunity” for them,

“The Star Wars galaxy is an amazing source of motivation for our teams to innovate and push the boundaries of our medium,” he said. “Building new worlds, characters, and stories that will become lasting parts of the Star Wars lore is an incredible opportunity for us, and we are excited to have our Ubisoft Massive studio working closely with Lucasfilm Games to create an original Star Wars adventure that is different from anything that has been done before.”

Reportedly, it will be built on the Snowdrop engine, which is also the engine for The Division series, indicating that the game could have RPG looter-shooter elements similar to that of The Division. Massive’s Avatar project is also developing a game based on The Avatar series which will also utilize the Snowdrop engine. But that doesn’t mean EA will be abandoning the franchise as they have announced more plans for future Star Wars games along with the awaited sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

That being said, we’re still years away before it’s launch as EA still holds the exclusivity rights until 2023.

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