With the recent news that EA will no longer have the exclusive rights to make Star Wars games, fans around the world rejoiced. In the same press release we learned that Ubisoft are teaming up with newly reformed Lucasfilm Games to create an “open world Star Wars game”. Here is why that could be a Mandalorian/Bounty Hunter style game.
Why it could be a Mandalorian game
Cory Barlog is someone that knows a thing or two about making a great game. He is the director of God of War, winner of 2018 Game of the Year. Back in December 2020 Barlog write on twitter “If someone isn’t working on a great single player Mandalorian game where you play a bounty hunter flying your ship from system to system picking up bounties, upgrading your Beskar armor and getting into adventures then I really don’t know what the hell we are doing here.”
He then followed that up with another tweet by writing “And by great single player I mean a strong focus on character development with relatable human triumphs, losses + seemingly impossible decisions to wrestle with. Not just shooting, but surviving – both physically and emotionally. though I would hope the shooting would be fun.” I don’t know about you but that sounds like absolute perfection to me.
Why you should get excited
Fast forward to current day and we now learn that EA will no longer have exclusive rights for Star Wars games. This could be just a coincidence but it shouldn’t stop you from getting excited. Ubisoft are responsible for some of the greatest open world video game franchises ever to grace a console: Assassins Creed, Far Cry and Watch Dogs just to name a few!
By the sounds of it, this won’t be the only game the two companies make together either. Yves Guillemot, the Ubisoft CEO has said “This is the beginning of a long-term collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm Games, and we are pleased to be working hand-in-hand to build upon the incredible legacy of Lucasfilm to create a game that we know Star Wars fans will love.”
It may not end up being a Mandalorian game but I think it’s safe to say we still have every reason to believe it will be amazing given the track record of the people involved. We’ll be sure to update you once more information is available, although we suspect that could be a while.