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Ubisoft's Open-World Star Wars Game Will Be 'Groundbreaking', Says CEO

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Ubisoft's Open-World Star Wars Game Will Be 'Groundbreaking', Says CEO

Although Ubisoft's open-world Star Wars game is several years away from release, Ubisoft's CEO Yves Guillemot has already promised the adventure to be 'groundbreaking'.

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I can barely contain how excited I am to play Ubisoft's open-world Star Wars game. After EA lost exclusivity rights to the world of Star Wars game adaptions, Ubisoft was the first to slide into Lucasfilm's DMs with a new game idea set in an open-world environment. After hitting success after success in recent years with Assassin's Creed Origins, Odyssey, and Valhalla, it sounds like Ubisoft is the perfect team to take on the challenge.

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Ubisoft Massive, the team responsible for The Division series, is in the early stages of development on the game, and Guillemot confirms that the title is still several years off of a release. However, in an earnings meeting spotted by VGC, the same conversation supplied just a little more context to the game.

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When Guillemot is asked about the release of the open-world Star Wars game, he had this to say: "We are at the early stage of development on the Star Wars game. The project will be headed by our Massive studio, who will make the most of their cutting-edge technology, including the Snowdrop engine, to deliver a groundbreaking Star Wars adventure."

So what about The Division? Is Ubisoft putting that series on hold completely while Massive works on an entirely different franchise? "The implication on The Division, you have to know that the Massive studio is a large studio and they are also collaborating with lots of studios over the world - lots of inside studios - so you are going to see more on The Division in this year and the year after," confirms Guillemot. So short answer, no. Long answer, it's not just going to be Massive working on whatever is next for The Division.

So, yeah, still excited for a game that isn't even playable yet. Such is the life of a gamer, right?

Featured Image Credit: EA / Ubisoft

Topics: News

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