Ubisoft is working on a Star Wars game, EA still making projects based on the IP

Ubisoft is working on a Star Wars game, EA still making projects based on the IP

French publisher Ubisoft is landed the Star Wars license.

The news was announced yesterday, with the company's Massive studio handling a brand new story-driven open-world title. There aren't many details other than that right now. It's likely that the title won't be coming out until at least 2023, which is when Electronic Arts' current exclusive license to make console and PC Star Wars is up for renewal.

“The vast Star Wars lore is an incredible source of inspiration for our teams,” Ubisoft CEO and co-founder Yves Guillemot 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.”

This isn't the end of Lucasfilm Games' relationship with EA. In a post on the firm's website, the company said that it will still be working with Electronic Arts and insists that the duo still shares a tight relationship.

“We’re really proud of the games we have created with EA,” Lucasfilm Games VP Douglas Reilly wrote.

“We will continue working with them and our relationship has never been stronger. While we may not have a lot of details to share at the moment, we’ve got a number of projects underway with the talented teams at EA.”

This follows Disney reviving the Lucasfilm Games brand at the start of this week. Since then, it has emerged that Bethesda's MachineGames is working on a new Indiana Jones project with the company.

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