The enormous Star Wars game reported in January won’t shield Massive from chipping away at The Division as well.
Very quickly after Disney revived the Lucasfilm Games brand as the authority home of Star Wars games, flagging the coming finish of Electronic Arts’ restrictiveness bargain, Ubisoft uncovered that it was dealing with another open-world Star Wars game, headed up by its Massive Entertainment studio. It’s a really serious deal—you may say it gives us new expect Star Wars games.
It’s sensible to accept that Massive will be in with no reservations on the venture, however what’s the significance here for the eventual fate of its other open-world shooter arrangement, The Division? During a quarterly telephone call today, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said that taking on a significant new Star Wars game won’t constrain it to stop work on The Division.
“We are exceptionally glad to accomplice again with Lucasfilm Games. The task will be going by our Massive studio, who will benefit as much as possible from their front line innovation, including the Snowdrop motor, to convey a pivotal Star Wars experience. We are exceptionally pleased with this joint effort,” Guillemot said.
“The Massive studio is a huge studio, and they are likewise working together with bunches of studios everywhere on the world … You will see more on The Division in this year and the year after.”
With respect to the Star Wars game, it should not shock anyone that it’s too soon in the process to try and have a trace of a delivery focus now. “The game is at a beginning phase of improvement, thus we need to stand by a piece prior to disclosing to you more about [launch] timing,” Ubisoft CFO Frederick Duguet said.
It’s conceivable that Ubi’s Star Wars game will not be out until at some point after mid-2023, which is the point at which EA’s selective Star Wars permit is set to lapse.