Large Leisure, the Ubisoft-owned developer of Tom Clancy’s The Division, has begun work on a brand new open-world Star Wars sport.
The challenge utilises The Division’s Snowdrop engine and is led by The Division 2 director Julian Gerighty.
These early particulars come from a brand new Wired report on this week’s flurry of bulletins from Lucasfilm Video games.
The report additionally factors out that at present’s announcement marks a particular finish to Disney and EA’s much-trumpeted 10-year deal of exclusivity for AAA Star Wars tasks.
When requested about that 10-year interval of settlement, Lucasfilm Video games declined to enter specifics.
“EA has been and can proceed to be a really strategic and necessary companion for us now and going ahead,” Disney video games exec Sean Shoptaw mentioned. “However we did really feel like there’s room for others.”
It is simple to level to the Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot field fiasco as the explanation Disney is now wanting past the writer, or the string of cancelled in-development tasks. However it’s additionally price stating that, ought to this Ubisoft sport materialise within the latter half of 2023 or later (which appears probably), EA’s decade-long tenure of exclusivity is not going to have been curtailed or cancelled.
[UPDATE: A subsequent blog post on Lucasfilm.com states that multiple EA projects remain in the works.]
We’re pleased with our long-standing collaboration with Lucasfilm Video games, which is able to proceed for years to come back,” an EA spokesperson instructed Eurogamer. “Our gifted groups have created a few of the most profitable video games within the historical past of the Star Wars franchise, together with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Star Wars: Battlefront and Battlefront 2, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes and Star Wars: Squadrons. We love Star Wars, and we sit up for creating extra thrilling experiences for gamers to get pleasure from.”
Lucasfilm’s video video games label re-established itself this week with promise of recent Star Wars video games made by varied companion firms (Lucasfilm shouldn’t be re-entering improvement itself), together with some upcoming video games we knew about, and others we do not.
Then adopted yesterday’s large announcement that Bethesda studio Machinegames, recognized for its current Wolfenstein video games, had prime individuals engaged on an Indiana Jones challenge. Followers already suppose they’ve a good suggestion the place Dr. Jones is headed – and perhaps why, too.
Large Leisure’s subsequent challenge is its delayed Avatar sport, made to tie into the similarly-delayed revival of James Cameron’s area sequence about blue cat individuals.