The star Wars The gaming galaxy is about to experience its Big Bang.
Lucasfilm Games’ vice president Douglas Riley told StarWars.com, “We have a lot of things we’re ready to start sharing with fans, because we’ve been quietly working behind the scenes for a while, waiting for this moment.”
In “this moment,” Riley refers to A. New direction And era star Wars And Lucasfilm Games in general, as Lucasfilm Games now opens the doors to developers who want to play in the faraway galaxy. “We look forward to working with best-in-class teams who can create great games across all of our IP addresses. We have a team of professionals here at Lucasfilm Games who can work with developers, shape stories, shape creativity, and shape games, to make them truly resonate with fans. And offering them across a wide range of platforms, genres and experiences so that all of our fans can enjoy the IP addresses they know and love. ”
Case in point, the mega news that Lucasfilm Games and Ubisoft are collaborating in a new open, story-driven world star Wars Game. It’s a genre that has long been requested by fans, and will come to life via Massive Entertainment, the critically acclaimed Ubisoft studio based in Malmö, Sweden. “We’re really excited about the opportunity to work with the Massive team, led by David Polfeldt and Creative Director Julian Gerighty. We’ve spent nearly a year now working on getting to know them and what they want to bring to the table,” says Riley. “I’m a big fan of them personally. I think we’re really excited about where this project is going, because they have a unique vision for the story and the game that they want to present.”
Of course, Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment are known for their expertise in developing immersive worlds, and in pushing the boundaries of technology with their proprietary engine, Snowdrop. “We know fans star Wars The value of feeling immersed – by moving to star Wars The galaxy is navigating through environments rich in detail. It’s fun to imagine what the Massive team can do inside star Wars By bringing in innovation and their commitment to quality, ”says Riley.
And for modern lovers star Wars Games, fear not: Some old friends are still stuck.
The continuation of the relationship that led to her revitalization Battlefront The series, which was highly acclaimed Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, And hit multiplayer Star Wars: Swarms, Electronic Arts will also play a big role in Future star Wars the games. “We are really proud of the games we’ve built with EA,” says Riley. “We will continue to work with them and our relationship has never been stronger. While we may not have many details to share at the moment, we have a number of projects in progress with the talented teams at EA.”
As with EA over the past few years, Lucasfilm Games will continue to head the titles in terms of the franchise, out of guarantee. star Wars The originality of the story connection is within the larger saga. “We are trying to help them tap into their passion, experience and idea by bringing our expertise around IP, and our ability to connect to other parts of Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Company, to amplify that. To make it bigger than they might imagine,” says Riley. “We want to reveal the stories they have always imagined telling and make them resonate with our fans and through star Wars The galaxy. “
All of this news comes on the heels of an official return to the Lucasfilm Games classic brand. And there is meaning to this change. “This is really the culmination of years of getting ready to go out and say, ‘We’re here, we’ve got a team of people, we’re going to do a lot of great games, and here are some new things that Riley wasn’t expecting us to do, we’re now starting to do.’ . “And that will continue for the next year or so, as we will continue to announce projects that are more representative of the legacy of the old Lucasfilm games that we are now trying to elevate.”
Part of this legacy includes a certain adventurous archeologist, who has also returned to gaming. “The decision was, in some ways, really easy,” says Riley. “I wanted to Indiana Jones Game For a long time, we never had the right partner and the right idea to make this happen. We are very fortunate to work with Todd Howard, the executive producer of the upcoming game, which will be developed by MachineGames and the team in Bethesda. He has a unique vision and a unique passion Indiana JonesAnd she showed us a really cool story and concept, and I can’t wait to start sharing it with people. I love star Wars And we love making star Wars Games, but it’s been a long time since we made Indy. It was really Excited about this. “
For star Wars And fans of Lucasfilm, there’s a lot to be excited about in the gaming world. Riley promises that there is more to come. “This is just the beginning of what I think will be a very exciting year for Lucasfilm Games.”
Dan Brooks is a senior online content analyst at Lucasfilm, editor of StarWars.com, and writer. he love star Wars, ELO, and New York Rangers, Jets and Yankees. Follow him on Twitter @ dan_brooks He talks about all of these things.
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