Hot on the heels of the resurrection of Lucasfilm Games, VP Douglas Reilly has revealed that Ubisoft's Massive Entertainment is among the studios lined up to develop new games for set within the Star Wars universe.
We’re looking to work with best-in-class teams that can make great games across all of our IP. We’ve got a team of professionals here at Lucasfilm Games who can work with the developers, shape the stories, shape the creative, shape the games, to make them really resonate with fans and deliver across a breadth of platforms, genres, and experiences so that all of our fans can enjoy the IPs that they know and love.
Douglas Reilly, VP Lucasfilm Games
The new as yet untitled game is to be a story-driven open-world experience. According to Massive Entertainment managing director David Polfeldt and creative director Julian Gerighty, discussions have been ongoing for around a year already and they are excited to finally reveal that things have progressed to the point where they can confirm that they will be building on their extensive experience from crafting open world games in their proprietary game engine, Snowdrop.
Reilly has also stated that EA will be sticking around, too and will have a big future in Star Wars gaming with a number of projects already underway.
It seems Lucasfilm Games will take on a guiding role in the creation of future Star Wars titles, acting in a a capacity similar to the Lucasfilm Story Group to ensure that games all have the authentic Star Wars aesthetic and retain a connection to the larger themes.